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Occupational Therapy, performed by Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
Common occupational therapy interventions include helping individuals with disabilities to participate fully in activities as well as helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Speech therapy, performed by Speech Language Pathologists and Speech Language Pathology Assistants, is the assessment and treatment of communication problems and speech disorders.
Since SLP’s can assist in determining the difference in normal aging versus communication and/or swallowing disorders, they tend to have a significant role in our aging population.
Feeding Therapy, performed by an Occupational Therapist or Speech Language Pathologist (Please note, not all OT’s or SLP’s are trained Feeding Therapists), helps individuals learn how to eat or how to eat better.
Feeding therapy is helpful for aging individuals who are having difficulty actually eating due to special needs or medical challenges. Therapists may consider the individual’s posture while eating, utensils, food portion, and texture during therapy.