Occupational Therapy (OT) at Corazon Contento is defined as the therapeutic use of personal hygiene activities, work and play to increase independent function, to enhance personal development and prevent the progression of a disability.
It includes adaptation to the environment and tasks to achieve maximum independence and a better quality of life.
The target audiences for OT are children and adults whose abilities to function physically and/or mentally are limited by their disability. Within this population, OT can be successfully implemented both to combat psychosocial dysfunction and delayed cognitive development. Occupational Therapy helps special needs individuals to improve their quality of life by: maximizing their independence, enhancing their ability to learn, and preventing deterioration.
Personal-hygiene and daily tasks includes: dressing, showering, brushing hair and teeth, eating, and domestic chores such as cleaning, grocery shopping and running errands.
Work includes: all productive activities regardless of compensation.
Games and Leisure lead to involvement in: hobbies, sports, social recreation and participation in cultural, religious and ritual celebrations.