Sunday, 4 July 2010

What is Occupational Therapy - A Laymans Opinion 1

We posted on some social network forums to find out what lay people consider Occupational Therapy is. Here is the first of the answers posted.

Basically it is the practice of engaging in POSITIVE occupational actions. It goes back (at least the general idea) about 2000 years and is mainly focused at making people act nicer/more humane/more positive in their chosen profession.

In general,it is teaching people to approach life (or their occupation) in a positive manner and having them interact with others in a positive manner is great.

I think that you can say that those who need you the most will NOT know what an OT is. But to the best of my knowledge, the role of an occupational therapist is to work with a client to help them achieve a fulfilled and satisfied state in life through the use of activities or interventions designed to achieve specific outcomes It can be used to promote health, prevent injury or disability and improve, sustain or restore the highest possible level of independenc

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