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CACS - Rehabilitative Services

Occupational Therapy

In its simplest terms, Occupational Therapy helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common Occupational Therapy interventions include helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

Occupational Therapy services typically include:

  • An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
  • Customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals,
  • And an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.

Occupational Therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational Therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (or physiotherapy), often abbreviated PT, is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention carried out by physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. In addition to clinical practice, other activities included in the Physical Therapy profession include research, education, consultation, and administration. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has also drafted a model definition of physical therapy and the APTA is also responsible for accrediting physical therapy education curricula throughout the United States. In many settings, physical therapy services may be provided alongside, or in conjunction with, other medical or rehabilitation services.

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy focuses on receptive language, or the ability to understand spoken words, and expressive language, or the ability to use words to express yourself. It also deals with the mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume. Adults may need speech therapy after a stroke or traumatic accident that changes their ability to use language. The professional in charge of your speech therapy -- called a speech-language pathologist, speech therapist, speech teacher, or some combination of these words -- will work to find fun activities to strengthen your areas of weakness. For mechanics, this might involve exercises to strengthen the tongue and lips, such as blowing on whistles or licking up small food objects. For language, this might involve games to stimulate word retrieval, comprehension or conversation.