Accident, illness, planned surgery and ageing can turn everyday activities into challenges which reduce independence and undermine our sense of identity. Occupational therapists recognise that being able to perform these daily activities is crucial to health and wellbeing, and aim therapy towards empowering people to be active participants in their own lives. They work with people who have difficulties carrying out these activities because of disability, illness, trauma, ageing, and a range of long term conditions.
Whilst on placement, individuals will gain a brief overview of the values of Occupational Therapy where they may be given an opportunity to participate in an Occupational Therapy quiz, activity simulation and group activities. The Occupational Therapist will ensure that the interventions observed will be appropriate to ensure the well-being of the student. The individual will have the opportunity to observe the Occupational Therapist completing assessments and interventions to enable the patient to achieve their own individual goals. The student will spend time in several clinical areas.........
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