Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on the ability of the individual to perform activities of daily life (ADL’s).

This aim of occupational therapy is to facilitate individuals to carry out daily activities that are meaningful to them in the key areas of: self-care, productivity and leisure.

The work of occupational therapists is unique in that we introduce or modify occupations, equipment or the environment to better support individuals to engage in daily activities.

Occupational Therapy “Adults”

St. Josephs Foundation Occupational Therapists provide a variety of interventions for adults who attend the day and residential services with St. Joseph’s foundation. Occupational therapy use a range of activities to facilitate community integration. The adult services play an important role in facilitating adults to realise their full potential. Services for adults with intellectual disability and their families are primarily there to provide adequate support to allow for full inclusion in their communities. These services are targeted at daily living activities in the areas such as daily living, personal independence, education, housing, recreation and employment.

Occupational therapy, through the use of range of activities and task analysis, aim to promote choice and opportunities for people to be independent and live a life of their choice.

Find out more about the profession: www.aoti.ie

To watch a video about Occupational therapy: https://youtu.be/VmAGzESjZaI