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Providing patients with specialized training and equipment to perform activities of daily living.
The “occupation” in occupational therapy (OT) refers to more than just paid employment. It encompasses everything that “occupies” a person’s time. In other words, all of the daily activities that are a part of “the job of living.” When people are unable to perform these activities, they need help in order to succeed, either from other human beings, mechanical devices, or both.
At Moody, our Occupational Therapy Department works closely with individuals and their families to achieve optimal independence. Under the direction of licensed occupational therapists, clients will participate in programs designed to increase basic motor and cognitive skills, upper body strength, mobility, and the ability to safely perform activities of daily living. In addition, individual compensatory strategies are developed to match client and family needs.
Clients receive specialized training and equipment to promote independence with activities of daily living. The focus of the services is to train upper extremity function, self-care skills (e.g., showering, dressing, grooming), and advanced living skills (cooking, housekeeping, money management, mobility). The OT Department uses both simulated (i.e., virtual reality) and real-life experiences for training purposes.