Miss Theklia Kyriacou is a graduate Occupational Therapist from the European University of Cyprus’ department of Health Sciences, and has been registered with the Pancypriot Association of Occupational Therapists since 2023. Miss Kyriacou participates in various seminars to learn various techniques and approaches that she can use in her interventions. Miss Kyriacou has been trained in the CO-OP approach which guides children to independently discover and develop cognitive strategies to perform the necessary tasks of their daily lives. She has also done an internship at the “I.P.A.P. I THEOTOKOS” foundation within the framework of the European Erasmus+ program in Athens. “I.P.A.P. I THEOTOKOS” offers prevention, holistic intervention and rehabilitation services to people with Mental Developmental Disorders & Autism Spectrum Disorders, from early childhood to young adulthood. 

Through her training in various contexts, Miss Kyriakou has gained experience working with children, teenagers and adults who were facing difficulties in their daily lives. Specifically, she worked with adults in community mental health in Nicosia and teenagers in a shelter for unaccompanied minors in Larnaca. Occupational Therapy aims to promote individual independence in activities of daily life, complex activities of daily life, care and hygiene, shopping, motor functionality, health management, sleep, education, play, work, recreation and free time, in the development and strengthening of organizational and social interaction skills, in social participation, and in the integration or reintegration of individuals into the community. 

Miss Kyriacou focuses οn the therapeutic use of everyday activities (or occupations), to treat the physical, mental, developmental, and emotional ailments that impact a teenager’s ability to perform daily tasks. In her interventions, she uses everyday life occupations to promote health, well-being, and to better support their occupational engagement.