An Occupational Therapy Assistant works with individual clients to deliver therapy programs. You'll follow a plan prepared by an occupational therapist and you might work in a specialist clinic or in a client’s own home. Occupational Therapy Assistants might address issues such as behavioural concerns, daily living activities or fine motor skills. You might work with people with a disability, elderly people or people who are recovering from illness or injury.
Occupational Therapy Assistants need to have strong personal skills and be able to communicate with clients with a range of needs. It’s important that you are patient and can understand your clients’ concerns. Occupational Therapy Assistants should be able to follow a therapy plan and work to correct procedures.
There are 3 courses available for people who want to become an Occupational Therapy Assistant.