Occupational therapy allows people to organize and perform activities that they consider important.
The goals of occupational therapy are to encourage personal independence, to help people to have a satisfactory quality of life, and to aid in allowing them to remain in their own homes and active in their community.
The occupational therapist evaluates: the consequences of problems of physical or mental health of a person across multiple body functions, the positive or negative effects of the physical and human environment on the ability to perform desired activities, and the level of autonomy for the accomplishment of those activities.
Before defining the treatment or intervention plan, the occupational therapist analyses the interaction among these elements, as she must orient the plan of action as much toward the person as toward the surroundings.
The occupational therapist then tries to optimize the person’s participation in the activities considered important. To attain this objective, a therapeutic relationship is established with the client, based on collaboration and partnership, taking advantage of all the possibilities of activity to maximize the therapeutic interventions.
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