In Occupational Therapy, “occupations” refer to the everyday activities that people would typically carry out as individuals, in families or with their communities in order to occupy their time. These are the activities that will bring joy, meaning and purpose to people’s lives – the things that motivate a person to get up out of bed in the morning and get on with their day. Occupations include things that people need to do (such as bathing and eating), things that people want to do (such as practising a hobby) and things that people are expected to do (such as working, going to school or participating in social activities).
At Therapy Inclusive, our Occupational Therapists support people accessing the NDIS so that they can work towards participating in a range of meaningful activities. These activities may include taking care of oneself (and/or others), obtaining an education, working, participating in hobbies, pursuing interests and enjoying social events. Occupational Therapists often start by meeting with individuals to assess their current skills and abilities, working closely with the person to set specific goals. They can then plan how best to develop a person’s existing skills even further, helping them move towards their set NDIS goals.