Through rehabilitation using Occupational Therapy, people with disabilities are able to live up to their full potential. Often, people with disabilities cannot see the possibilities that are available to them – like walking again or dressing independently.
Occupational therapists help people in different stages of life to participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
- Teaching new skills (physical, cognitive, behavioural or emotional).
- Adapting or modifying the task or the home/work environment.
- Educating parents and families.
- Providing adaptive equipment for greater independence.
- Working with existing institutions and community projects to give hope and increase capacity amongst the people that they work with.
- Training local care givers and community members to properly care for those with disabilities at home.