Occupational Therapy at Midlands Psychology
Occupational Therapy uses a holistic approach to look at ways of reducing the difficulties a person can have with activities of daily living. Through assessment, we explore physical, social, emotional, sensory and cognitive aspects of a person and offer solutions to help them make improvements.
In autism, a person can typically experience difficulties with motor co-ordination and/or sensory processing. For example, this may make someone appear clumsy or reluctant to carry out tasks because it is too disturbing for them.
The OT approach at Midlands Psychology
- Looks at how a person
- Sleeps and performs other essential activities
- Interacts with their environment,
- Makes recommendations to help a person manage the identified difficulties
- Places the child or adult at the centre of the plan
- Follows NICE guidelines
- Follows the Royal College of Occupational Therapist’s practice guidelines to help a person manage, not fix their sensory needs (you can download the RCOT briefing by clicking here)
- Parent or carer completes a questionnaire on current abilities
- 1-2 hours appointment to examine the responses and carry out observations
- Consider any further assessments such as sensory
- Report written and issued.
- 1-hour telephone consultation to discuss the report (if required)
Further Consideration (subject to additional costs)
- Home visits to carry out assessment or to discuss the final report
- Monthly support meetings for up to 12 months
For further information please email Brett at [email protected]
or telephone us on (01785) 748447