Occupational Therapy & Life Skills

The Life Skills Clinic provides classes, experiences, and occupational therapy to help you or your loved one improve your quality of life. We help our patients with:

  • occupational challenges,
  • life skills needs, or
  • physical, cognitive, and mental health impairments.

We focus our therapy on your individual needs. This includes an exercise class, mastering meaningful movement; low vision services; and pediatric occupational therapy. We can help you meet goals like:

  • basic self-care,
  • return to work, and
  • life participation.

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What Is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy helps people with disabilities become as independent as possible in:

  • work,
  • play,
  • self-care,
  • school, and
  • many other day-to-day activities.

The word "occupation" in occupational therapy does not mean employment, but the tasks you do every day: what occupies your time or attention. The goal of occupational therapy is to assist you or your loved one become fully engaged in life, prepared for challenges and successes.

Our occupational therapists at the University of Utah Life Skills Clinic work with people of all ages to evaluate each situation and organize a treatment plan which leads to greater independence in his or her daily routine.

Life Skills Events

Our VIP Support Group is a group for retirement-age individuals living with visual impairment. Group members have an opportunity to interact with others who are in a similar situation. Our support group also offers seminar orientations to vision loss for anyone who is touched by visual impairment.