Occupational therapists have a primary focus on functional activities that individuals complete during their daily lives. Activities of daily living (ADLs) include bathing, dressing, grooming, feeding, bladder and bowel management, and functional transfers. Instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) include care of others, care of pets, community mobility, child rearing, shopping, use of communication devices, financial management, health management and maintenance, meal preparation and cleanup, safety procedures and emergency responses. Occupational therapists assist individuals with the use of adaptive equipment, compensatory techniques and alternative methods to complete these activities more independently.
In This Section
- Occupational Therapy
- Incontinence Retraining
- Hand Therapy
- Sensory Integration Therapy
- Lymphedema Treatment
Is she a spirited child, or is there something more?
Children learn and process through their senses and each is unique and different. But when a child’s brain doesn’t process sensory information correctly, their world can become uncomfortable.