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Occupational Therapy for Epilepsy

The amount and type of input Occupational Therapists provide individuals with Epilepsy will be dependent on the symptoms and difficulties they are experiencing as a result of their Epilepsy.

Occupational Therapy is aimed at empowering individuals with Epilepsy to maximise their independence throughout activities of daily living. For people with Epilepsy, safety is one of the most important considerations. Occupational Therapists are able to advise individuals on how to create a safe environment. They can provide advice on and implement risk assessments, safety equipment and tele care aids.

Other interventions Occupational Therapists may implement include:

  • Coping and self-management skills - these can help individuals to deal with social and psychological stress of seizures
  • Techniques to improve fine motor skills including writing, buttoning clothes, picking up small objects
  • Modify work and home environments
  • Provision of wheelchairs if appropriate
  • Can provide protective helmets or pad areas of their environment to minimise injury during seizures

It is important that Occupational Therapists work closely with the individual's parents/carers and other professionals involved in their care to ensure that they are involved throughout the child's intervention programmes.

Occupational therapy is highly beneficial for helping individuals with Epilepsy to carry out their everyday activities as independently and safely as possible.

To arrange an assessment with one of our occupational therapists please contact us by emailing office@asdclinic.&