When you have a young child and note that they are not developing as you expected, or you are no longer able to do things you used to be able to do, it cannot only be unsettling but a source of much anxiety. Those who provide professional Occupational Therapy services have not only the expertise and experience to help such patients but are also compassionate in what they do which aids greatly in the recovery of their patients.
Occupational therapy, also known as OT, is a science concerned with ensuring that one is dependent on themselves, as well as a being a profession of promoting the overall wellbeing and health of people through the occupations or activities they carry out daily. Occupational Therapy services all over the world enable people to live their dreams and achieve their goals as well as helping those in poor health to deal with their mental as well as physical problems that could hinder them from living a full life.
The best speech therapists in Dubai aim towards helping the patient to become fully dependent on themselves, rely less on others while performing daily tasks and activities or be able to use aids and devices to gain more control of their environment and being more self-reliant. This also has the effect of increasing the patient’s self-esteem since they feel less helpless, which in turn helps in their recovery as they take more initiative and have a positive outlook.
Occupational therapy encompasses various types of therapy such as speech-language therapy and occupational therapy. Speech-language therapy helps clients to overcome swallowing and communication disorders. Therapy providers kick start the speech-language therapy program by assessing the patient’s speech and language abilities and skills and if it is deemed necessary, a moral motor and feeding assessment to determine if the patient suffers from a feeding and swallowing disorders. If so, they then decide how best to proceed with their therapy.
Occupational therapists in Dubai help patients in gaining more self-reliance through a process that starts with an initial assessment where one can share their thoughts with the therapist and a detailed case history is made from the information shared by the patient and various assessments made. The next step is identifying the patient’s needs and/or problem. This allows the patient to know and acknowledge why they are seeking occupational therapy services and the therapist has the needed knowledge to be in a better position to work with the patient on their therapy programme.