Accessibility starts with your environment!
Living Without Boundaries Occupational therapists work with people living in the community, enabling increased participation which results in maximised independence and enhanced wellbeing. Individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with a physical, neuro developmental or mental health condition can benefit from supports provided in a variety of settings, aimed at providing easier access to Occupational Therapy interventions so people can continue to lead productive and meaningful lives.
Occupational therapy interventions work towards improving outcomes for those living in the community. Our Occupational Therapists can be found in the areas of education, work, skills training, health and wellness, and adaptation.
Examples of occupational therapy interventions in the community include:
- Evaluating and adapting the environment at home, work, school, and other environments to promote an individual’s optimal functioning
- Providing educational programs, experiential learning, and groups to address assertiveness, self-awareness, interpersonal and social skills, stress management, and role development (e.g., parenting)
- Working with clients to develop leisure or avocational interests and pursuits
- Facilitating the development of skills needed for independent living such as using community resources, managing one’s home, managing time, and being safe at home and in the community
- Providing training in activities of daily living (e.g., hygiene and grooming)
- Consulting with employers regarding appropriate accommodations as required within the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
- Conducting functional evaluations and ongoing monitoring for workplace settings including safe manual handling and ergonomic workplace set up.
- Providing guidance and consultation to persons in all employment settings, including supportive employment
- Providing evaluation and strategic supports for sensory processing challenges in the community