Occupational Therapy Program

ISL’s Occupational Therapy program is interactive and highly specialized. Volunteers learn about global health issues including occupational therapy challenges and provide help to populations in vulnerable positions.

Volunteers learn to develop activities with the purpose of promoting leisure and recreation in this population at social risk. They also learn techniques such as art therapy, body expression, relaxation and breathing techniques.

Our Occupational Therapy programs provide evaluations and services during home visits and within health care facilities and community clinics, assessing patient needs, providing techniques that will help the patients, and offering education and insight. Occupational therapy volunteers are able to receive an invaluable opportunity to not only observe local occupational therapists in action, but to actively assist with important aspects of occupational therapy treatment.