Occupations are the daily activities that people do in their homes, at school/work, and within their community.
When a person is having difficulties completing the tasks that they want to do, or need to do, perhaps due to a disability or illness, an occupational therapist can help. This can be done by providing individualized therapy, and by making creative changes to the person’s tasks or environments. Occupational Therapy aims to help people complete the functions of everyday life. Occupational therapy can help you develop the skills needed for day-to-day activities when your abilities have been impaired by injury, illness, chronic disease, mental health issues, and developmental delays, learning problems, other health factors and the impacts of getting older.