Meet our Occupational Therapist:
BSc (OT) Wits
Sensory Integration Trained (SAISI)
What is Occupational Therapy? – Compiled by Shelley Sosnovik
The job of an Occupational Therapist is to improve a person’s ability to function in all the areas of occupation in which they are involved e.g. personal management, social, academic, vocational pursuits etc. An Occupational Therapist helps a person to be the most independent that they can be according to what is expected at their specific age, within the limits that they have. An Occupational Therapist may work on changing the person’s functioning (neurologically or physically), she may adapt the environment in which the person is expected to function or adapt the task so that the person is able to carry it out independently. The aim of Occupational Therapy is age appropriate independence in all areas (personal hygiene, social, play, work/academics).