An occupational therapist can advise on equipment for disabled children and adults, and adaptations to the home and undertake functional assessments.
Occupational therapists can provide assessment, intervention and advice to children and young people who have difficulties with everyday activities.
Support may include:
- Adaptation – environmental and equipment
- Health and safety advice and management of risk
- Moving and handling
- Postural management
- Self-care skills
- Sensory modulation and integration
- Specialist equipment – for personal needs such as toileting and bathing
- Upper limb orthotics/hand splinting
Usually based in a hospital, school, community clinic or health centre, referral is through a health professional.
For further information
Contact your GP.
British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists