What is occupational therapy, and how can it help my child who sustained a traumatic brain injury one month ago as the result of a car accident?
Occupational therapy is an individualized therapy that will work with your child at their present level of ability and help your son or daughter master or re-master skills that are necessary for daily living (eating, grooming, etc.). This may require your child to learn new skills to complete familiar tasks in a different way. Occupational therapy uses therapeutic methods, assistive technology and environmental modifications to help individuals achieve their highest level of independence.
Michelle Reynolds, Director of the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Resource Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Last update: Wednesday, April 14, 2010