Occupational Therapists (OTs) are registered health professionals who help people get better at everyday things. They do this by helping them learn the skills they need, adapting the environment or the equipment they use. An OT can help people:
Improve how they do things at work, school or preschool
Get better at looking after themselves eg. toileting, dressing
Enjoy playing or leisure activities
Prepare for big changes in their life eg. school readiness.
There are some great websites to help you learn more about Occupational Therapy. For more information about Occupational Therapy in general visit the Occupational Therapy Australia website. The Raising Children Network has some very good information about Occupational Therapy for children. Click on the links below to learn more.