Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational Therapy is skilled treatment that assists individuals in developing the skills necessary for independent and satisfying lives. The very word “occupation” means an activity which “occupies” an individual’s time. A student is involved in the pursuit of learning. An adult may have the need to learn self-care techniques after a traumatic brain injury. All of these activities are occupations and participating in them is vital to maintaining overall health and wellness.
All occupational therapists providing services through the department are registered through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and licensed through the Virginia State Board of Medicine. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) established in 1917 is the national professional association that represents the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.
Occupational therapists use a wide variety of adaptive equipment to help clients maximize their independence and meet their functional goals. Use of assistive technology is integral to the practice of occupational therapy. Technologies range from low-tech devices such as a sock donning device to high tech devices such as voice recognition computer technologies.
Occupational Therapy Programs and Services
- Activities of Daily Living
- Instrumental Activities of Daily Living/Independent Living Skills
- Community Re-entry
- Animal Assisted Therapy/Service Animals
- Assistive Technology/Assistive Computer Technology
- Environmental Modifications
- Driving/Vehicle Modifications
- Vision/Visual Perception
|Occupational Therapy (OccupationTherapyInfo@wwrc.virginia.gov)|
|Phone||800-345-9972, Ext. 7117