Occupational therapy practitioners ask, "What matters to you?" not, "What's the matter with you?"
Occupational therapy services typically include:
An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person's goals, customized intervention to improve the person's ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).