Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

Do you recognise this series of events in the video below?

Do you have similar symptoms to the lady in the video below?

If you answered yes, you might very well benefit from Occupational Therapy. 
How productive would you say the woman in the video was? 
How about disciplined? 
What was her concentration like? 
Did she acomplish anything she set out to?
Would you say she is functional?

Do you have any ideas as to what you would do to assit her to achieve her original goal? Do you remember what the goal was? 

So how about we begin by evaluating what is required to enable her to achieve her initial goal. 
The first step might be to formulate the goal and to decide whether the priority is to clean her car or to tidy and organize her home so as to ensure all distractions are out the way.

There are various tools, techniques and methods to assist her to increase productivity and reduce aimless faffing.

These are just a few of the many areas an OT will look at both in evaluating someone's occupational performance and enabling them to function to the optimum. If your day-to-day routine looks anything like the one outlined above ask your doctor to refer you to a competent, registered and licensed occupational therapist in your region. There are many areas to evaluate and structured, standardised evaluations that will enable the occupational therapist to identify the areas that require intervention. Don't allow your life to slip by while you run around doing a lot of nothing.

Occupational Therapy is an amazing profession and yes there is a lot that Occupational Therapy can provide to enable you to function to the optimum. Make sure though to book your sessions with an authentic Occupational Therapist, nt someone who picked up a book or read a few blog posts and thinks they can assist.

This post is prepared for you by
Shoshanah Shear
Experienced, Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist

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