Occupational therapy specializes in the assessment, development, and restoration of the activity of people who, as a result of illness or injury, have lost the ability to move, coordinate movements, or engage in daily activities.
It is used in pediatrics, neurology, and neurosurgery to help people with damage to the peripheral and central nervous system, for example, after spinal cord injuries and strokes. Occupational therapists also help children with special needs to be included in everyday life.
Therapy process Reception and information – the patient is told about the service and explores its possibilities in everyday life, environment, and cultural characteristics. The overall assessment of the patient is a stage that helps to understand the current state of the client and make a list of his problems.
Intervention planning and development – the occupational therapist sets work goals and selects the methods of implementation, intensity, and duration of the intervention. Performance evaluation is the final stage of occupational therapy, in which the specialist compares the actual results with the planned ones and decides whether to continue or stop the intervention program.