CAMPFIRE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
BUILDING SKILLS FOR LIFE
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapists (also known as OT's) use their science background to improve hand skills, sensory processing, functional vision, emotional, behavioral and cognitive skills.
OT’s are trained to treat clients with physical, developmental and mental health diagnosis and challenges. OT's can work with your child or you to identify challenges in daily routines, set realistic goals and work towards a better tomorrow.
What can an Occupational Therapist do for you?
Children & Adolescents
Occupational Therapists Can Help With:
Picky eating or difficulty with independent eating
Challenges with getting dressed
Challenges in organization & getting through daily routines
Sensory sensitivity or avoidance
Regulating emotions or level of activity
Difficulty making and keeping friends
Play skill development
Printing and Cutting skill development
OT's address the needs of transition from adolescent into young adulthood. This may involve working on skills to live independently; including household management, hygiene, work skills, organizational skills and goal setting. OT’s can help with increasing opportunities for meaningful leisure activities and social skills training.
OT's advocate for clients within the community setting. This may involve writing a letter, meeting with a school/employer or making a phone call to another agency. Skill development that is promoted across environments can make the biggest difference to a client's overall skill improvement.
OT’s work with clients with mental health challenges. Mental health can impact one’s ability to participate in daily routines, limit activity and reduce overall quality of life.
OT’s can work with clients to identify barriers, set measurable goals and create positive change.