Sleep Practices and OT

Sleep Practices and OT

An Occupational therapist’s scope of practice includes sleep promotion practices. Sleep disorders can disrupt an individual’s lifestyle and ability to access their environment in some cases. It can also disrupt the family unit when it is a child with a disability having sleep issues since the parents/caregivers are likely to be dealing with the sleep…

Occupational Therapy and Autism

Occupational therapists play a huge role in a rehabilitative model for pediatrics with a diagnosis of autism. Some key areas of intervention include: Self-care Independent living Motor development Sensory integration Mental health skills Social emotional strategies Behavior approaches Peer modeling Social participation Play and leisure Cognitive approaches Visual supports Technology Self-advocacy Transitional skills Work readiness…