This one day introduction is for those who support individuals with a developmental disability who wish to develop their understanding of what Occupational Therapy (OT) is and how it can be used to make a difference. The introduction will focus on recognising the key areas of difficulty and providing practical advice and strategies that you can implement within your professional practice as well as activities and advice for parents.
This introduction is suitable for those who have little or no knowledge of what Occupational Therapy is and how it can support individuals who experience difficulties in their day to day living. It is also a great foundation for those who wish to acquire practical advice and tips to include within their personal life or professional practice.
The learning objectives for the day are:
• To gain a basic understanding of what Occupational Therapy is and how it can help and benefit individuals with a developmental disability.
• To gain an awareness of the skill areas that can be affected and learn about key interventions, approaches and methods used within the field of OT.
• To acquire knowledge of equipment and resources available.
• To gain information on activity ideas and practical strategies to target skill deficits in the areas of: fine and gross motor development, self-help skills, and sensory processing.
• To utilise a case study to discuss and explore various activities and strategies through group work.