People who suffer from different disabilities, mental or physical, yearn to carry on their daily activities, too, like others without any disabilities. Occupational Therapy helps them to carry on their daily activities like all others using different techniques. In this way, Occupational Therapy helps specially-abled people to become self-reliant.
Occupational Therapists assist people with physical or mental injuries or congenital disabilities by giving them different activities or ‘occupations’ to help improve their conditions. For e.g., a patient with a paraplegic disorder can be treated by an Occupational Therapist by providing a wheelchair (battery operated) and teaching them to use special cutleries while eating. Or, if someone is having difficulty to hold and operate small objects, Occupational Therapists can provide a large knife or fat pens to help him or her to complete his or her daily activities.
Occupational Therapists also devise different techniques to help children with ADHD and Autism.
This sort of therapy is an exceptional boon to the people who wants to return to mainstream life and livelihood.