What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. WFOT 2012
What will an occupational therapist do?
An OT will complete individualized assessments via observation, history taking, questionnaires or profiling. These may be completed within your home, school or community, or in our clinic. Together with you, the OT would then develop meaningful, targeted goals to increase capacity. Your OT will support the aim of improving your quality of life in your roles at work or education, managing self or the home, relationships and connection with your community.
Lauren Pattinson is the Principal Occupational Therapist of a team of 7 experienced Occupational Therapists. The team provides a range of services, based on extensive experience in public and private settings. All of Allay's OTs are registered with AHPRA and are members of Occupational Therapy Australia.
The Allay team of occupational therapists have a broad range of experience working with toddlers through to older adults. Over years of clinical experience and targeted professional development at undergraduate and postgraduate level, the team is able to match referrals with the most suitable occupational therapist. As a team we have taken a particular interest in behaviour and emotional support, sensory processing, social interaction, routine management and driving.
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