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After recovering from breast cancer, Samara wondered if she would able to manage all the work she had before she got cancer. The OT helped Samara and her employer create a schedule that would ease Samara into her duties at work.
After being admitted to hospital because of a stroke, Sam needed a lot of help with the activities of daily living. The OT found that Sam had "unilateral neglect" and worked with him to develop a plan, including ways to increase his awareness of his left side.
Ramya, an independent 30-year-old, wanted to drive again but felt anxious about getting behind the wheel after her accident. While fitting her for a new wheelchair, her OT suggested a driver rehab program where Ramya could learn to drive with hand controls.
An OT study found that northern communities did not have enough employment services for people with mental illness, and this affected employment rates in the area. A community project was created, resulting in improved employment rates in the region for people with mental illness.
Jesse, 12, had a history of hospitalizations for mood and behavioural problems. His aggression led to multiple school suspensions and he felt unloved and unwanted. Work-based sessions with an occupational therapist transformed Jesse and helped lead him down a healthier future path.