Occupational Performance Center (OPC)
By Debbie Turley, OTR/L · July 29, 2021
The Occupational Performance Center (OPC) is a work assessment rehabilitation program that is unlike others in the St. Louis area. Our teams’ expertise in neurological conditions and the impact they can have on thinking skills and physical performance makes us stand apart from the rest. Occupational Therapists in the Occupational Performance Center work with individuals from adolescence to adulthood to assess their “readiness” to return to work, school, or community life following an injury or diagnosis. By gaining a deeper understanding of the person’s mental and physical abilities our team help patients’ set goals, make positive changes, and successfully engage in life roles again.
Our Occupational Therapists partner with clients in an outpatient setting to address individual vocational needs. Services may include:
- Analyzing mental and physical essential job functions along with the patients’ actual job performance to determine needed modifications or accommodations which can promote greater success.
- Helping patients find ways to successfully manage chronic or progressive health conditions in the home, community, and workplace.
- Meeting with employers to help with advocacy and facilitating productive discussions regarding work performance expectations and accommodations.
- Providing guidance to college students regarding school readiness, goals, accommodations, and study habits.
- Exploring alternative options for community engagement for those in need of a new role.
- Creatively evaluating assistive technology options and how to acquire them. Skilled instruction on how to apply to school/work for increased ease and performance.
- Helping patients transition to disability status or productive retirement role.
Learn more and see if the Occupational Performance Center can be a valuable resource for you!Categories: OT Clinical Services