What is Occupational Therapy?
"Occupational Therapists work with people of all ages, helping them to carry out the activities that they need or want to do in order to lead healthy and fulfilling lives." - British Association of Occupational Therapists
Occupational therapists examine children's and adult's daily occupations - that is, their activities. Occupational therapists aim to support people to achieve as much as possible for themselves, enabling them to get the most out of life.
Occupational therapy uses specialist approaches and techniques to maximise an individual’s engagement, achievement, and independence in all activities across various life areas (work, school, play, leisure, or general self-care skills).
All individuals have specific challenges and strengths when it comes to organisational skills, handwriting, dressing, feeding, study skills, managing friendships and relationships. It is the occupational therapist's job to promote engagement enhance participation in everyday life.
Áine provides clinical supervision and professional development training to support occupational therapists to deliver best-practice interventions.