OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR ADULTS
Occupational therapy aims to help adults, their families and carers, overcome challenges to reach individual potential to participate more fully in everyday life.
If you have mental health difficulties, autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, behaviour challenges, anxiety, psychosis, or mood difficulties, we may be able to help you reach your goals.
Our approaches focus on evidence based and innovative therapy. We use neuroscientific theory and a trauma informed lens to understand you and your environment.
Your Allay occupational therapist will meet with you and the other important people in your life, such as partners, children, friends or employers. We will get to know your strengths and personality, as well as areas of their lives that are difficult. Goals will be developed and prioritised, allowing us to assist you to build strategies and skills for improving your daily life.
We support adults and their supports across a range of areas including:
- Building independence
- Transitioning within the workforce
- Transitioning to independent living
- Preparatory driving skills
- Community access
- Social skills
- Managing emotions
- Sensory processing
- Hobbies and interests
- Managing mental health
- Skills for Life
Animal Assisted Occupational Therapy incorporates an animal into the therapeutic treatment of adults with a wide range of health conditions. Our accredited Animal Assisted Occupational Therapist can use a blend of animals and therapy to facilitate change in social and emotional regulation, increase functional participation, develop social skills, access the community and psychological support.
Our therapists are trained as Behaviour Support Practitioners and work within positive behaviour support to address challenging behaviours. We will aim to first understand any challenging behaviours, before putting plans and strategies in place to create positive responses and behaviours. Always maintaining the human rights of our clients and promoting an increase in quality of life.
We support adults, their families, and carers in completing in-depth assessments and strategy planning, which includes looking at:
- Skills and capacities, past experiences and learnt behaviours.
- The interactions between the person and people in their lives.
- The physical, emotional and cultural environments that they live in.