Occupational therapy is the assessment and treatment of physical and psychiatric conditions using specific, purposeful activity to prevent disability and promote independent function in all aspects of daily life.
In practice, occupational therapists may use a wide range of techniques and strategies to help an individual with autism to achieve and maintain normal daily tasks such as getting dressed, engaging in social interactions, completing school activities, and working or playing.
We are currently reviewing the literature on the use of occupational therapy for people with autism.
Please note that because it includes such a wide range of treatments it is not possible to provide a ranking for occupational therapy as a whole. More information.
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Last Updated : 29/01/2013 Back to Top