Ms. Elham Alzubaidi

Ms. Elham Alzubaidi is a HAAD-licensed Occupational therapist.
She has close to 20 years of experience in Occupational therapy, handling clients with variety of diagnoses in both Adult and Pediatric rehabilitation settings. Mrs. Elham has worked with children facing a number of challenges, including Sensory processing disorder, Autism and ASD, Down’s syndrome, Learning difficulties, Poor writing skills, and ADHD. She has also worked with adult patients diagnosed with Stroke, Brain injuries and hand injuries. Prior to joining Emirates Hospital Day Surgery, Abu Dhabi, Mrs. Elham worked in different rehabilitation clinics in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.

Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals.
  • Customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals.
  • And an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.

Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.

Occupational Therapy is a healthcare profession offering support to people with physical, psychological and social problems to enable them to live life to the fullest. Helps people to do the everyday activities that they want to do and need to do when faced with illness, injury, and disability or challenging life events.