How does the Occupational Therapist work with the Client?

Depending on individual needs and wants, an Occupational Therapist will work with the client in different ways

Depending on individual needs and wants, an Occupational Therapist will work with the client to:

  1. Learn new strategies (ways) of doing things, including:
    • Prepare schedules to plan and pace each day
    • Learn strategies to help remember information, such as keeping an agenda book or using a smartphone
    • Get around the community using a wheelchair
    • Learn conflict resolution management techniques to work out disagreements with a friend or co-worker
    • Use a script to learn the steps to complete an activity correctly.
  1. Adapt the materials and equipment used, including:
    • Daily planners, smartphones or tablets
    • Timers and alarms to remember and cue yourself
    • Computer software to organize or simplify tasks
    • Changes to the environment to reduce distractions, interruptions or improve ergonomic setup
    • Negotiate with employers for flexible work hours
    • Organize work spaces
    • Educate teachers and peers about abilities versus disabilities.
  1. Regain competence in familiar tasks by:
    • Retraining method using errorless learning and appropriate teaching techniques (e.g., chaining)
    • Making recommendations regarding timing of activity resumption
    • Providing appropriate direction and guidance to complete tasks with feedback to promote learning.

"The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get from it, but what they become by it. " - John Ruskin

Kim Lamont & Associates
312 Rubidge Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 3P4

705-749-2156



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