Occupational Therapy for Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Our specialist mental health occupational therapists provide therapy online for people with schizotypal personality disorder. 

We are a registered NDIS provider and use an inclusive approach to therapy, where the person can be in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

How can occupational therapy benefit people with schizotypal personality disorder?

A mental health occupational therapist is different from a psychologist or psychiatrist. Mental health occupational therapists look at how your condition affects the functional aspects of your life and work with you on ways to improve this.

Occupational therapy can benefit people with schizotypal personality disorder in several ways:

1. Building daily living skills: Occupational therapists can help individuals with schizotypal personality disorder develop and enhance their functional abilities to carry out activities of daily living, such as self-care, meal planning and preparation, and household management. These skills can improve their independence and overall quality of life.

2. Social skill development: Occupational therapists can provide guidance and support in developing social skills, such as maintaining eye contact, appropriate conversation skills, and interpersonal interactions. This can help individuals with schizotypal personality disorder improve their social functioning and enhance their relationships with others.

3. Employment support: Occupational therapists can assist in vocational rehabilitation by helping individuals with schizotypal personality disorder identify their strengths, skills, and interests, and provide guidance in finding suitable employment opportunities or engaging in meaningful activities. This can help individuals with the disorder maintain stability, increase their self-esteem, and enhance their overall daily functioning.

4. Cognitive enhancement: Occupational therapists can work on improving cognitive abilities such as attention, memory, problem-solving skills, and executive functions. This can improve the individual’s ability to concentrate, think logically, and process information, leading to better overall functioning in their personal and professional lives.

5. Sensory integration: Some individuals with schizotypal personality disorder may experience difficulties in sensory processing, such as heightened sensitivity to light, sound, or touch. Occupational therapists can help individuals develop techniques to regulate and manage their sensory experiences, reducing any associated anxiety or distress.

6. Stress management: Occupational therapists can provide techniques and strategies to manage stress and anxiety, which are commonly experienced by individuals with schizotypal personality disorder. This can include relaxation techniques, mindfulness-based interventions, and stress reduction activities, promoting emotional well-being and stability.

Overall, occupational therapy can assist individuals with schizotypal personality disorder in improving their functional abilities, social skills, and overall well-being, enabling them to lead more fulfilling lives and maximizing their potential for independence.

Occupational therapy assessments for schizotypal personality disorder

We are able to provide many types of occupational therapy assessments online, including Functional Capacity Assessments (FCA) and reports required for the NDIS. Please see this article for more information on assessments we can provide.

NDIS registered provider

We are a registered NDIS provider and work with self-managed, plan-managed and agency-managed clients. 

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If your are an NDIS provider or support coordinator we can provide reliable occupational therapy for clients with schizotypal personality disorder in any location. Refer a client and we’ll connect you to the right clinician. 

Is online occupational therapy effective?

Yes! A growing body of evidence shows that online delivery of therapy can be as effective as face to face. Online therapy has many other benefits too, including being convenient and accessible for people in regional and rural areas.  

How does online occupational therapy work?

At Umbo online therapy is not just zoom plus business-as-usual. It’s much more diverse than simply videoconferencing. Umbo therapists provide an individualised approach to each person, using the latest evidence, and a variety of technologies and engagement techniques.

Umbo champions person-centred therapy. It means the person and their family/support people leads the conversation. We believe that the most effective therapy occurs when support is given in the environment where the person lives, learns, works or plays. Therefore we work with the family, and teach skills to you or to other supporters. This means you’re achieving real-life goals, rather than just achieving goals in a clinic.

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