Learning disability occupational therapy

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The Adult Learning Disability Occupational Therapy team provide Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention to clients who are 18 years old and over, who are registered with a GP in the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster.

Occupational Therapy input from our team helps people who have a learning disability to improve their health and well-being by supporting them to develop skills in activities that they need or want to do in their lives, and to overcome barriers to them participating in activities. These activities may be more difficult for them due to their learning disability.

Occupational Therapy can help people to do activities in the areas of:

  • Leisure type activities, for example going out to a café
  • Personal care, for example toileting and showering
  • Domestic activities, such as cooking and cleaning
  • Helping people to overcome barriers to sustaining voluntary or paid employment.
  • Developing travel skills, for example being able to use buses more independently.

Occupational Therapy usually involves an assessment of the area the person is experiencing functional difficulties with, and if required, support through an episode of therapy to help improve the person’s participation in activities.

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