When you first begin using occupational therapy we generally start with a meeting in your home, a suitable place in your community or at our location. This first session is all about getting on the same page as you and your family, having a good understanding about what is working and not working for you and what a vision of success looks like.
This may include seeing you doing some of your essential daily tasks or conducting specific assessments of your abilities and needs. Some of the types of assessments we can conduct for you are:
- Independent Living Abilities assessment
- Support Needs assessment
- Sensory processing assessment
- Functional behavioural assessment
An OT will gain an understanding about the reasons activities can be challenging for you, for example, strength, movement, memory, concentration or mood.
Investing time in gathering and sharing information with you and your family is important. After the first meeting we will provide you with a report or recommendations and then we can plan your sessions.