Overall, occupational therapy for adults aims to improve an individual’s ability to perform daily living and work-related activities, promote independence and quality of life, and prevent disability.
The Occupational therapist will use assessments to measure the patient’s strength, coordination, and range of motion. Based on the results of the assessment, the therapist will develop a treatment plan. The treatment plan will include a list of goals and activities that the therapist believes will help the patient improve their ability to function.
Metro Speech Therapy will customize a treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals. Activities and treatment methods may include:
Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Training
Our occupational therapy services focus on helping individuals regain or develop skills necessary for performing activities of daily living (ADLs) independently. These activities include dressing, grooming, bathing, meal preparation, and household tasks. Our therapists employ adaptive techniques, assistive devices, and customized strategies to promote independence and enhance overall well-being.
Motor Skills Development
We address motor skills impairments and limitations through targeted interventions. This includes improving fine motor skills, coordination, balance, and upper extremity strength. Our therapists utilize various therapeutic techniques, exercises, and activities to enhance motor skills and facilitate engagement in meaningful activities.
Our occupational therapy services also encompass cognitive rehabilitation to help individuals with cognitive impairments improve their cognitive functions, such as memory, attention, problem-solving, and executive functions. We employ evidence-based strategies and therapeutic activities to enhance cognitive skills and support individuals in their daily tasks and routines.
Sensory processing difficulties can significantly impact an individual’s ability to engage in daily activities. Our occupational therapists utilize sensory integration techniques to help individuals manage sensory challenges and enhance their ability to participate in activities effectively. We create sensory-rich environments and provide tailored sensory experiences to improve sensory regulation and integration.
Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment
We are equipped to provide recommendations and training on the use of assistive technology and adaptive equipment that can enhance independence and participation in daily activities. Our occupational therapists can help individuals identify and utilize devices or equipment that support their specific needs, such as adaptive utensils, mobility aids, and communication devices.
Often used to help patients improve their strength, coordination, and range of motion.
Social skills training
This type of training is designed to help patients improve their ability to interact with others. The therapist will work with the patient on these activities until they reach their goals. The length of time that this takes will vary from patient to patient. Some patients may only need a few sessions, while others may need ongoing therapy for an extended period.
Once the evaluation is complete and the treatment plan is developed, the therapist will begin working with the patient on various activities. These activities are designed to help the patient improve their ability to perform activities of daily living. They may also be used to help the patient cope with physical, mental, or social disabilities.
To learn more about our Occupational Therapy program or to find out if you or a loved one might benefit from working with one of our occupational therapists, please contact us.