The goal of occupational therapy is to aid the individuals in achieving their highest level of functioning through involvement in OT tasks, groups, and evaluations. Goal-directed specific purposeful activity is provided to aid in the development of adaptive skills and performance capacities of individuals.
The activities focus on maximizing each client's self-awareness, self-esteem, and coping skills. OT activities aim to promote mental health and stability, and to enable individuals to live a more independent and satisfying life.
Occupational therapy is offered to both hospitalized and daycare patients. It is the art and science of directing patient's participation is selected tasks to restore, reinforce and enhance performance. It facilitates the learning of those skills and functions that are essential for adaptation and productivity and for promoting and maintaining health. The fundamental concern is to develop the capacity to perform, with satisfaction, the tasks and roles essential to a productive living and mastery of the self and environment.