Occupational therapy services focus on developing a child or adult's ability to perform activities of daily life, such as bathing, dressing and feeding, by enhancing or restoring function lost due to injury, disease, aging or congenital abnormality. Easterseals licensed occupational therapists incorporate the use of adaptive methods and devices, such as reachers or splints; sensorimotor rehabilitation to calm or focus attention; purposeful, everyday activity and fine motor skill development to promote independence in self-care; work and productive activities; and play or leisure skills. Treatment may aim to:
Services may be provided in an Easterseals outpatient clinic, child development center, or adult day program, as well as at home, at school, and in a variety of other care settings. State and federal laws determine referral requirements and funding opportunities.