Occupational therapy provides the skills for the job of living to help people lead productive and satisfying lives.
Occupational therapists consider occupation to be everything people do to occupy themselves, including looking after themselves (self-care), enjoying life (leisure), and contributing to the social and economic fabric of their communities (work/productivity).
Occupational therapy works to break down the barriers which impede individuals in their everyday activities. Occupational therapists examine not only the physical effects of an injury or disease, but also address the psycho-social, community and environmental factors that influence function. (CAOT, 2011)
Brenda Fathalla is a qualified occupational therapist registered to practice with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. She has obtained a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Wayne State University and a Bachelor degree in Health Science also from Wayne State University. Her scope of practice includes assessment and treatment related to physical and cognitive function, adaptive behavior, recommendation of assistive devices, and rehabilitation and maintenance within the areas of self-care, productivity, and leisure.
Occupational Therapy is available for providing assessments and treatments to increase an individual's functioning in his/her Home and Vocational Environments. Other assessments which I have experience in conducting is Rehab Needs Assessments (similiar to case management assessments).