Occupational Therapy

Children and adolescents perform multiple roles in society.  These roles include play, activities of daily living, social interaction, and school participation.  Occupational therapy is the use of treatments to assist a person develop or recover skills required to perform meaningful tasks of everyday life.  At BBRAC, occupational therapists treat people ranging in age from infancy to adulthood who have a medical diagnosis such as autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, or Down syndrome.  The primary role of the occupational therapist is to evaluate the client and determine which problems are hindering development in areas such as self-care, physical development, cognition, and social/emotional behavior.  Once these problems are uncovered, a plan of care is established to assist the client in achieving and maintaining the highest amount of independence possible.  Occupational therapy treatments are diverse and the frequency of visits can range from one to five times a week depending on the severity of the condition and the delays associated with it.