Occupational Therapy for Adults with a Learning Disability
We work with you to enable you (and those who care for you) to overcome or adapt to problems that affect your daily life.
How do we do this?
We will meet with you (and your family or carers) to talk about the things that are important for you to be able to do.
We may need to gather information about you by carrying-out assessments or talking to other people who know you. We will always ask for your consent before doing this.
Our work with you may include assessing your ability in:
- Personal care – tasks such as bathing or brushing your teeth
- Independent living skills – tasks such as preparing meals, going shopping or doing housework
- Leisure skills – going to local clubs, developing hobbies
- Vocational skills – we can help you prepare for work and assess the type of work and level of support you may need
- Sensory assessments – to profile the impact of any sensory processing difficulties you might have
If you have a physical disability or problems moving about, we can often provide equipment such as specialised seating, shower chair or wheelchair that may help you.
We can provide recommendations to the Housing Executive if you need to make changes to your home because of your disability. We also work with other organisations and advise them on how to improve access to buildings and public areas.
If you have a diagnosed Learning Disability, we accept self-referrals, referrals from family members, GP or Community Learning Disability Team colleagues.
Self-referrals can be made using the phone numbers above.