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Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a client-centered health profession that is primarily concerned to enable people to participate in the activities of daily living. Occupational therapy includes early interventions helping children with learning disabilities to improve their fine motor skills and cognitive changes and improves awareness in social surroundings with people and peer groups. In Rehaab roots, the pediatrics occupational therapist focuses on helping children develop the skills they need to grow into functional and independent adults. Our pediatrics occupational therapists evaluate a child’s current skills for playing, school

performance, and daily activities through the use of various standardized assessment tools and compare them to what is developmentally appropriate and accordingly set the goals and follow up. Occupational therapists help children perform activities that are challenging by addressing their sensory, social, motor, behavioral, and environmental issues.  

WHY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Occupational Therapists at Rehaabroots are highly trained doctors who can conduct standardised and informal assessments in a variety of areas, including handwriting and fine motor issues (balance, coordination), gross motor issues (visual perceptual issues, visual motor integration), and sensory processing issues. Occupational therapy (OT) was originally recognised as the therapy that persons seeking to regain their capacity to work sought out. It has proven to be one of the most effective therapy alternatives for folks who want to regain their capacity to perform everyday tasks like reading and retaining information over time. Occupational therapists work with a wide range of patients to help them develop the skills and knowledge they need to achieve their objectives.

Develop and administer evidence-based intervention plans through direct intervention and consultation with parents and professionals, and provide assessment, education, and intervention strategies for people of all ages. Occupational therapy can improve mobility difficulties, fine motor and sensory processing issues, and seating issues can all be treated by our therapists. Our occupational therapists work with Kids, Children, Adults, People of mostly any age in order to promote health, prevent disability, and develop or maintain abilities, Can help with specialist equipment like grab bars, ramps, and lifts, as well as personalised materials tailored to your child’s or children’s needs. They are educated to recognise and address concerns that prevent a client from performing activities that are crucial in his or her daily life.

We emphasise the evaluation and treatment of functional restrictions through Occupational therapy especially for accidents caused injuries, disease, birth defects, developmental impairments, or other health-related conditions like stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, cancer, and others in our programme. Treatment, training, and education that incorporate the family as vital parts of the care team meet the patient’s and family members’ particular requirements.

WHY-OCCUPATIONAL-THERAPY

The Rehaabroots occupational therapy curriculum includes the following elements:

  • Range of motion, strength, coordination, and feeling are all aspects of upper-extremity care.
  • Self-care, house management, and community involvement are examples of daily activities.
  • Retraining of the cognitive, perceptual, and/or visual systems in relation to daily activities
  • Splints, slings, and other helpful devices are made.
  • Adaptive equipment evaluation and provision
  • Home inspections
  • Drivers with disabilities are screened to see if they are ready to drive.
  • Outpatient services that are comprehensive
  • Professional Personnel

IMPORTANCE OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Occupational therapy can help youngsters gain confidence and independence in these areas. For the best results, functional issues should be addressed as soon as possible with the help of Occupational therapy. Elementary school students are learning important life skills such as self-care, productivity, and leisure that they will need for years to come. Occupational therapy can help youngsters gain confidence and independence in these areas. Teased children are more likely to have self-esteem difficulties, which can hinder their social and academic participation.

When it comes to occupational therapy for children, there are a lot of misconceptions. This is primarily due to a lack of knowledge of occupational therapy’s purpose. Occupational therapy is available to children and can help them improve their abilities and development. This sort of therapy is designed to assist a child in developing to the point where a normal existence is possible, and it is tailored to each child’s unique needs.

Occupational therapy can assist a wide range of youngsters. This sort of therapy does not require them to be behind on anything. If your child is behind in any way, though, they will benefit even more from individualised occupational therapy. Occupational therapy is not seen as labour by children. Occupational therapy, on the other hand, is viewed as a game. They get to have a good time while learning new abilities. The more games they play, the more of those talents they will master, and the further they will advance. Occupational therapy treats a wide range of skills, allowing children to catch up and, in some cases, advance ahead of their classmates.

 

Occupational therapy (OT) is a type of therapy that focuses on rehabilitation via the execution of daily activities. Occupational therapists work in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, skilled nursing institutions, school districts, and home health organisations.

IMPORTANCE-OF-OCCUPATIONAL-THERAPY

Occupational therapists should concentrate on the following areas:

  • Eating, grooming, clothing, and toileting are all examples of self-care.
  • Leisure is defined as time spent doing something one enjoys during one’s free time.
  • Work is any activity that requires mental or physical effort in order to attain a goal or a result.

ADVANTAGES OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Occupational therapy is the only therapy that focuses on improving specific self-care skills. Eating, dressing, toileting, bathing, completing hygienic activities, getting into the tub, getting on the toilet, and other important tasks such as meal preparation are among these talents.

Following a change in functional abilities, an Occupational Therapist will not only practise these skills, but will also provide compensatory approaches (if needed) to increase an individual’s capacity to execute these self-care chores. Although traditional exercise and endurance (or activity tolerance) activities are common in therapy, what truly distinguishes Occupational Therapy is the ability to analyse the movement or cognitive requirements of daily tasks and creatively implement activities and exercises that build on the individual’s current abilities to improve daily independence.

By providing constant new activities to continually upgrade, or increase the physical or cognitive load, of relative tasks, creativity in treatment can increase the overall effectiveness of therapy. And more importantly, it keeps individuals interested and challenged!

Occupational therapists deal with cognition in the context of functional need. To pay bills, order products online, plan a daily calendar, or return to work, what cognitive skills are required? To increase cognition required to execute important functional tasks, occupational therapists focus on practising skills or employing activities that demand organisation, attention, problem solving, and reasoning.

Visual processing is almost entirely treated by occupational therapists, and it can provide insight into more elusive disorders after neurological diagnoses. In the clinic, OTs can improve pre-driving skills and conduct driving evaluations (completed by an OT certified to perform driving assessments).

ADVANTAGES-OF-OCCUPATIONAL-THERAPY
  • Individualized treatment plans are delivered to children through direct instruction.
  • Correction of a functional impairment that may have long-term social, academic, and vocational consequences for the student.
  • Increased self-awareness, participation, and confidence.
  • Assessments are provided that are very comprehensive. Assessment reports that indicate a child’s strengths and limitations in the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional components that contribute to his or her capacity to participate meaningfully in daily activities.
  • Strength and Endurance for Functional Tasks are Improved by Occupational Therapy
  • Functional Cognition and Visual Deficits are two areas where occupational therapy might help.
  • Occupational Therapists are Experts in Adaptive Equipment and Home Modifications Occupational Therapists are Great at Caregiver Training

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR KIDS AND CHILDREN

In an interdisciplinary setting, the Occupational Therapy programme provides complete assessment, treatment, and consultation. As appropriate, collaboration with other disciplines is possible. The client’s and family’s demands are met by tailoring the treatment location, time, and goals. Occupational therapy is a rapidly changing discipline, and our therapists are constantly seeking additional credentials, experience, and training to ensure that they can give the best possible care.

  • ABI Children’s Services (Acquired Brain Injury)
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyper (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • ADP is an acronym for “Assist (Assistive Devices Program)
  • ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
  • Cerebral Palsy is a condition that affects the brain.
  • Disorder of Developmental Coordination
  • Down Syndrome is a condition in which a person
  • Dyspraxia is a condition in which a person is (impaired motor planning)
  • Motor Delay (Fine)
  • Motor Delay in Gross
  • Loops and Other Groups® for Handwriting Learning Disabilities and Handwriting Without Tears® for Handwriting Learning Disabilities
  • Delay in Neurodevelopment
  • Treatment for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (NDT)
  • Integration of the senses
  • Sensory Processing Disorder is a type of sensory processing disorder.
  • Sequential Sensory Oral (SOS) Feeding Methodology
  • For Self-Regulation, The Zones of Regulation®
OCCUPATIONAL-THERAPY-FOR-KIDS-AND-CHILDREN

Our Occupational Therapists work directly with patients and their families to improve communication, learning, and quality of life, drawing on years of experience and many hours of continuing education. Enroll your child right now. Occupational therapists may recommend specific seating and testing in a separate room for hypersensitive children to avoid sensory overload. OTs working in sensory gyms give movement exercises like swinging, crashing into big bean bags, and leaping on trampolines to help sensory seekers attain an ideal level of arousal and regulation. They might also incorporate sensory breaks into the day, allowing the youngster to roam about, stretch, and even do jumping jacks at set intervals. Fidgets, chewable pencil caps, and jewelery, among other items, may give relaxing input that helps children sit and focus.

When a child’s gross motor abilities involving the major muscle groups are impaired, he or she will have difficulty with balance, coordination, strength, and endurance, all of which will have an influence on everything from walking and climbing stairs to hopping, jumping, catching, and throwing a ball. Children with such difficulties may be unable to participate in recess and sports, which can have a negative impact on socialisation and self-esteem.

Throwing and catching various-sized and-weighted balls, as well as obstacle courses, improve balance and coordination, while riding a trike increases strength and endurance. Children with such difficulties may be unable to participate in recess and sports, which can have a negative impact on socialisation and self-esteem. Throwing and catching various-sized and-weighted balls, as well as obstacle courses, improve balance and coordination, while riding a trike increases strength and endurance. Because some of their aims are so similar, occupational therapists and physical therapists frequently collaborate on gross motor skills.

Low muscle tone and core body strength can make it difficult for children to sit erect and aware, which is necessary for class engagement and fine motor skills like handwriting. This impairment can be addressed with crab walking, curls, and rolling and bouncing on a therapy ball which are all a part of Occupational therapy.

The Occupational Therapy programme at Rehaabroots provides thorough assessment, treatment, and consulting in an interdisciplinary setting. As needed, collaboration with other disciplines such as Occupational Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Autism Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, and Other Therapies is possible.

OCCUPATION THERAPY IN ADULTS/GROWN UPS

In an interdisciplinary setting, the Occupational Therapy programme provides complete assessment, treatment, and consultation. As appropriate, collaboration with other disciplines is possible. In Occupational therapy the client’s and family’s demands are met by tailoring the treatment location, time, and goals. Occupational therapy is a rapidly changing discipline, and our therapists are constantly seeking additional credentials, experience, and training to ensure that they can give the best possible care.

OCCUPATION THERAPY IN ADULTS/GROWN UPS
  • ABI Adult Services (Acquired Brain Injury)
  • ADP is an acronym for “Assist (Assistive Devices Program)
  • Equipment Prescription
  • Household Security
  • Mental Well-Being
  • ALS and Parkinson’s Disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)
  • Stroke

To improve the daily life experience of people with cognitive impairment, occupational therapy practitioners focus their interventions on the interaction between the client’s cognitive capabilities, functional performance, and environmental context. Attention, memory, and executive functions are examples of information-processing functions (i.e., planning, problem solving, self- monitoring, self-awareness). The interplay of cognitive capabilities, self-care, and community living skills is known as functional cognition. Functional cognition impairments are frequent and can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Human development and/or genetics (e.g., environmental deprivation, foetal alcohol syndrome, learning disabilities, pervasive developmental disorders)
  • Stroke, traumatic brain injury [TBI], Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease and related major neuro cognitive disorders [dementias], rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, lupus, Lyme disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiac and circulatory conditions are just a few examples of neurologic diseases, injuries, and disorders.
  • Illness of the mind (e.g., schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, substance use disorders)
  • Stresses or upheavals in one’s life might be transient or ongoing (e.g., stress-related disorders, pain syndromes, anxiety disorders, grief and loss)

As the United States’ population ages, many medical problems that affect functional cognition in adults 65 and older are becoming more common. Injury, particularly TBI, is a common cause of cognitive impairment in young adults. In the United States, 1.7 million such injuries occur each year, with concussions or mild TBI accounting for 75% of the total (Faul, Xu, Wald, & Coronado, 2010). TBI causes permanent disability in 80 to 90 thousand people in the civilian population each year (Faul et al., 2010). Furthermore, it is estimated that up to 22% of American combat veterans have had a TBI (Okie, 2005), the long-term consequences of which are unknown. The “silent epidemic” of TBI is sometimes referred to as the “hidden nature of the cognitive deficiencies,” as the individual and their loved ones deal with changes in abilities that are difficult to grasp and are often not obvious.

The Role of Occupational Therapy in Cognitive Rehabilitation

Occupational therapists are professionals at dealing with the consequences of cognitive deficiencies in daily life. They use a person-centered approach to develop collaborative goals and intervention priorities with the client, family, and other stakeholders. These typically begin with basic daily routines like dressing, bathing, and grooming, and proceed to more complex chores like meal preparation, laundry, driving, or returning to work. 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSESMENTS

Rehaabroots specialises in the diagnosis of communication issues such as occupational, language, social, and other. To begin therapy, the child will probably need an official evaluation, which typically comprises completing a standardised assessment. A full assessment for occupational, language, cognition, swallowing, and feeding issues is completed by Rehaabroots Occupational Therapist. Occupational therapy, oral motor skills, language, communication, social interaction, cognitive communication (memory, organisational skills, problem solving), and dysphagia are among the services provided (feeding and swallowing disorders).

Various types of tests that an occupational therapist does during a assessment at rehaabroots:

  • SENSORY PROFILE OF ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS- Encourages self-evaluation of behavioural responses to common sensory stimuli. Provides a standard method for measuring and profiling the impact of sensory processing on functional performance for professionals and individuals.
  • MOTOR AND PROCESS SKILLS EVALUATION (AMPS)- An observational assessment that allows for the simultaneous examination of motor and process abilities, as well as their impact on an individual’s ability to conduct complicated or instrumental, as well as personal, daily activities (ADL). There are 16 motor and 20 process skill items in the AMPS.
  • The BAYLEY SCALES OF INFANT DEVELOPMENT (BSID)- This is a tool for determining a child’s developmental abilities and identifying impairments in very young children across five major developmental categories.
  • BEERY-BUKTENICA 6TH EDITION OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL TEST OF VISUAL-MOTOR INTEGRATION (BEERY VMI)- This test assesses how well people can combine their visual and motor skills. It is widely used to detect children who have major visual-motor integration difficulties.
  • DTVP-2 (DEVELOPMENTAL TEST OF VISUAL PERCEPTION)- This is a test that is used to evaluate children who may have visual perception problems.

Depending on the child’s unique needs, the evaluation can take up to an hour to complete. The therapist will interview you and go over the documentation you’ve given. You can anticipate that you have to complete all the official and informal evaluation assignments during the session. After the evaluation, you should expect to receive your report within a few days.

Occupational therapy assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of a child’s Sensory-Motor and Neuromotor Development using standardised methods.

OCCUPATIONAL-THERAPY-ASSESMENT

The following sessions are included in the programme:

  • The Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) is a collection of 17 standardised tests that assess tactile, proprioceptive, vestibular, and visual sensory perception, as well as Motor Planning, Balance, Bilateral Coordination and Sequencing, Visual Perception, and Visuo-Motorol Integration.
  • The Sensory Processing Measure (SPM) is a standardised parental questionnaire that assesses parents’ perceptions of sensory over- or under-responsiveness to numerous sensory encounters with their children.
  • Sensory Processing Checklist questionnaire.
  • Observations during unstructured play.
  • Structured clinical observations of Sensory Integration.
  • Interview with parent.

A detailed report is formulated using results from SIPT, SPM, Sensory Processing Checklist questionnaire and clinical observations. The report also includes activities for home, strategies, school and life-skills recommendations. Recommendations may also include occupational therapy or structured monthly reviews with therapists.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ADMISSION

Children, according to experience, make the most development in learning abilities. If your child is found to be in need of occupational therapy, our administrative staff will work with you to schedule a one-on-one therapy session for your child. We do our best to accommodate scheduling requests, but please keep in mind that after-school appointments are the most popular. Our objective is to accommodate your schedule so that it is convenient for you and your family.

OCCUPATIONAL-THERAPY-ADMISSION

We can’t say “how long” occupational therapy will take in months or years because each child is unique and our care plans are tailored to them. Our therapists will present you with as much information as possible to fulfil your needs and to answer any of your queries. In order to give the most effective course of therapy and generalisation of abilities, we offer consultation with other specialists working with your kid. Therapists at rehaabroots will work with your child in various criteria in order to improve the overall being. An occupational therapist’s ultimate goal is to increase a person’s capacity to do activities of daily living independently. Participants will witness better range of motion and, in most cases, will be able to do vital daily chores again with the support of an experienced occupational therapist due to the favourable impacts of occupational therapy’s major benefits.

Discharge: Once the kid is close to mastering their occupational therapy goals, the clinician will talk to you about it a few weeks before the expected end date. At the time of release, all recommendations will be communicated with you, and you will have plenty of opportunity to discuss them with the therapist. There is no such thing as a closed door. If you have any concerns after discharge, please contact your therapist by email or phone. 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROCEDURE

Occupational therapists at Rehaabroots help patients participate in the activities they desire to do for the rest of their life. Helping differently-abled children participate in school and other similar social situations, helping people regain their skills while recovering from injury, and providing geriatric care and support for physical and cognitive conditions are some of the most common interventions involved in an occupational therapy process.

Rehaabroots provides occupational therapy treatments such as:

  • Individualized evaluation of the patient’s existing health and personal goals to be met through occupational therapy
  • Intervention based on the person’s needs to ensure that the goals set are met.
  • Evaluations are conducted on a regular basis to track progress and make modifications to the process/plan as needed.
OCCUPATIONAL-THERAPY-PROCEDURE

Without the support of the patient’s household and other contexts in which they interact, recovery and involvement in many jobs are incomplete. Workplaces, schools, and other social settings fall under this category. Occupational therapy services now incorporate adapted equipment training and suggestions. Our therapists provide the patient’s family members and/or carrers with the required information and instructions.

Rehabroots offers a holistic approach to occupational therapy, recognising that the patient is a social being who must adapt to a variety of contexts in order to live a full life.

Children and teenagers- Assisting children in achieving developmental milestones such as fine and gross motor abilities, as well as hand-eye coordination. Parents and caregivers must be supportive of such interventions. As a result, it is critical to educate them in order to help the child develop holistically.

Within the facility, the child would attend 45-minute daily therapy sessions 5 days a week (excluding public holidays). The first ten treatment sessions are used to establish emotional connections with your child or children. Our therapists will work with you to set up monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, and annual occupational therapy goals based on the programme you are participating in. Long-term By-Nature courses produce the best results and the most improvement. Consider your monthly aim as a first-aid visit to an RMP doctor vs. a year-long therapy course with your family physician… One is a temporary remedy, while the other is responsible for your family’s requirements.

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