Meribah Occupational Therapy Solutions is a newly registered health care practice in Botswana that offers Occupational Therapy services in and around Gaborone.

Occupational Therapy

The practice of occupational therapy means the therapeutic use of occupations to support participation, performance, and function in roles and situations at home, school, community and other settings. They do this through everyday life activities with individuals, groups, populations, or organizations.

Services

Occupational therapy services are provided for habilitation, rehabilitation, and the promotion of health and wellness. Services provided to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction.

Occupational therapy also addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory-perceptual, and other aspects of performance in a variety of contexts and environments. All to support engagement in occupations that affect physical and mental health, well-being, and quality of life.

It’s all about “What matters to you?” not, “What’s the matter with you?”

Partnerships

Meribah have partnered with various pre-schools so as to identify children with learning challenges. Some of these challenges include handwriting, social behaviours and cognitive functions among others. This allows for early identification as well as intervention in our loved pre-scholars.

They also carry out parent and teacher training workshops. These raise awareness about disability as well as handling techniques at home and school for children with disabilities. They have also partnered with various special needs groups in Botswana, allowing them to carry out assessments and provide intervention strategies and early referral for specialist services.

Other partneships include local health insurance or medical aid service providers. The partnerships ensure that clients in need of early occupational therapy service provision do so as timely as possible. Also, with less concerns about the financial implication. They also provide outpatient services with reduced waiting times and upon arrangement, home visits can be carried out.

Meribah Occupational Therapy Solutions offer corporate wellness solutions. They partner with corporate companies to assess and help design their workplace wellness programs as well as individual wellness programs. All the programs help improve productivity, reduce absenteeism or Presentism, offer psychosocial support services and office ergonomic solutions.

They have a highly effective and qualified team of professionals who are guided by their corporate values. These are respect , integrity, success and empowerment.

Have a look at their website for more information.

Q What is Occupational Therapy?

In its simplest terms, occupational therapists help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include, an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals, customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.

Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.

Q What services do you offer ?

Pediatric OT
-Functional ADL skills training
-Individual & Group Therapy
Assessments & Treatment
Home & School Assessments
School-Based Therapy & Programs
Developmental Assessments
Early Intervention
Home Exercise Program
Handwriting Interventions
Therapeutic Play
Feeding Therapy
Sensory Integration
Orthopedic Treatment
Parent, Caregiver & Teacher Education/Training
Outreach & Consultancy

Q What conditions may benefit from Occupational Therapy?

· Autism Spectrum Disorder
· Cerebral Palsy
-Downs Syndrome
· Development Delay
· Attention Deficit Disorder
· Learning Disorders
-Sensory Processing Disorders
-Arthritis
-mental health concerns
-amputations
· Low/High muscle tone
· Orthopedic Injuries or Surgery
· Cancer/Leukemia
· Genetic Disorder/Birth Defects
· Traumatic Brain Injuries
· wide range of medical or developmental concerns

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