Occupational Therapy Australia
NDIS Approved Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Australia
Occupational therapy is the kind of therapy that helps the individual by organising interventions and assessments, so they can develop or maintain their activities, motivations, communities, active groups or occupations. Occupational therapists often work with people who have mental health problems, disabilities or impairments. Occupational therapists help the individual throughout their life to participate in things they want and need to do through therapeutic services and apply them to everyday life. Most of the time, occupational therapy is used for helping children with disabilities. That rehabilitation process supports children to easily participate in school and social situations by providing rehabilitation. Typically, occupational therapists are professionals who have passed a licensing exam to practice occupational therapy.
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What Does an Occupational Therapist Do?
Disabilities can hold some people back from learning new things, developing new skills or even using day-to-day utensils. That’s where occupational therapists usually help people; they can find solutions to your problems, and they can safely help you get back on your usual day-to-day life without any setback. Even though occupational therapists mostly work with physiotherapists; the two jobs are really distinct. While physiotherapists focus on restoring physical capabilities and function, occupational therapists focus on how that function affects the ability to do the things that are important to them. Occupational therapists work for all ages ranging from kids to the elderly, and their way of helping people differ from age to age.
NDIS Occupational Therapy
As with many other services, NDIS provides funding for people who need occupational therapy as well. Provided that it is necessary and reasonable, you can add occupational therapy to your NDIS plan easily. Since OT (Occupational therapy) is frequently funded by the NDIS, you can use this to your advantage to make your life more independent. Assistive technologies are also frequently used in occupational therapy, so it is quite possible that you will also be able to get any type of assistive technological equipment that you might need.
Occupational Therapy for Kids
It’s not uncommon for kids with disabilities to get occupational therapy. Whether it is development delay or any kind of cognitive, visual or physical disability, occupational therapy helps the children to be more independent on their own and helps them join and be active in their own school or community.
Occupational Therapy for Autism
People with autism usually have a problem with their communicating and interactive skills. Hence their activities and interests are limited without any professional help. Occupational therapy can help these people to widen their horizon and develop a lot of skills that are otherwise really hard to learn for them. Occupational therapists observe the participant who has autism and determine which activities they cannot do that their peers can. Sometimes, the participant will be videotaped throughout the day to determine the activities they struggle with, so the therapist can better assess the needs and the kind of care the person needs. Once the information has been gathered, an ideal program will be made for you.Since there isn’t a single ideal plan, it will be structured specifically for you.
Occupational Therapy Aged Care
Occupational therapists play a huge role in keeping the seniors active and fit in their communities. Occupational therapists often work with older people about age-related conditions such as poor balance, confusion, memory loss, vision/hearing loss and so on. These age-related conditions usually change the person’s ability to participate in everyday activities of everyday life. The demand for occupational therapy for seniors increases as the population of Australia ages with it. As a result, occupational therapy is becoming more and more widespread each day.
Dementia Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy helps the participants with dementia to keep on with their daily activities for as long as possible. Practitioners will assist those with dementia to live in their own homes safely and without any consequences through environmental evaluation and adaptation to certain circumstances.
Occupational Therapy vs Physiotherapy
A physiotherapist will focus on treating the participants physical injury and they will work to improve the participants ability to perform movement of the body through physical activities. On the other hand, an occupational therapist will help the injured person to improve their abilities to perform daily tasks and your occupational therapist will focus on helping you become more independent in your daily life.
Occupational Therapy in Sydney
All in all, our occupational therapy services are here to help you live with the psychological disability that you may be suffering from. If you have any suspicion whether anyone close to you might need extra provision, feel free to contact us. You can also ask any question you might need answered about our services. As the team of ADAcare, we are here to help anyone that might need help in Sydney. Get in touch by calling us at 0292327055, send us an email or book online.
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