What is Occupational Therapy?

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What does a Occupational Therapists do?

An occupational therapist is a healthcare professional who helps people to perform everyday activities that are important to them. They work with individuals who have physical, developmental, or emotional conditions that impact their ability to carry out daily tasks.

HAHS Occupational therapists help clients by assessing their abilities and developing personalized treatment plans to help them overcome their limitations. They use a variety of interventions such as exercise, adaptive equipment, and environmental modifications to help their clients regain or improve their ability to perform tasks such as getting dressed, cooking, driving, and working.

Occupational therapists also work with individuals who have mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder, helping them to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. They collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as doctors and physio therapists, to ensure comprehensive care for their clients.

How is the support funded?

You can either be privately funded, through an insurer or via the NDIA. If you are not sure give our team a call and chat through your options.

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Tim’s story

Client background:

Tim is a 28-year-old man with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. As an NDIS participant, he was referred to an occupational therapist to help him develop independent living skills and increase his participation in activities of daily living.


The occupational therapist conducted an initial assessment of Tim’s abilities and identified areas that needed improvement. They found that Tim had difficulty with self-care tasks such as bathing, dressing, and grooming. The therapist also noted that Tim had difficulty with social skills and participating in community activities.


The occupational therapist developed a personalized treatment plan for Tim, which included strategies to improve his self-care skills and increase his participation in daily activities. They worked with Tim to develop a routine for his daily activities, including strategies to improve his organization, time management, and decision-making skills. The therapist also provided Tim with sensory integration techniques to help him regulate his emotions and reduce his anxiety.


Over the course of several months, Tim’s independence and participation in daily activities improved significantly. He was able to complete self-care tasks more independently and with greater confidence. Tim also became more engaged in community activities, such as participating in a local community gardening program, and developed stronger social skills. His family and caregivers were delighted with the progress he had made.


The occupational therapist’s treatment plan helped Tim to develop the skills and confidence needed to live more independently and participate more fully in his community. By addressing his self-care difficulties, social skills, and sensory integration needs, the occupational therapist helped Tim to improve his quality of life and maximize his independence. This case study highlights the important role that occupational therapists play in helping NDIS participants to achieve their goals and maximize their participation in daily activities.

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