Occupational therapists work with adults and children of all ages with a wide range of conditions; most commonly those who have difficulties due to a mental health illness, physical or learning disabilities. Occupational therapists support people with all types of learning disabilities to help them continue with life skills, work and leisure activities as independently as possible. An occupational therapist will consider all of the patient’s needs – physical, psychological, social and environmental. This support can make a real difference giving people a renewed sense of purpose, opening up new horizons, and changing the way they feel about the future.
An occupational therapist’s skills lend themselves to new emerging roles.