Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

In simplest terms, occupational therapy practitioners assist individuals across the lifespan participate with everyday activities (occupations).

Occupational therapy is a health and rehabilitation profession dedicated to helping individuals gain the skills needed to participate more fully and independently in their own lives. Occupational therapists promote performance in the following areas: activities of daily living (i.e. grooming, eating, bathing, dressing, etc.), instrumental activities of daily living (i.e. driving, cooking, laundry, community mobility, etc.), education, work, play, leisure, sleep/rest, and social participation. OTs assist individuals who have developmental, environmental, physical and /or mental health challenges, helping patients engage in their desired occupations. They are employed in home health, community centers, rehabilitation hospitals, acute care hospitals, businesses, school systems, nursing homes, etc.

Leah Van Antwerp (class of 2016), and Sally Wasmuth, (class of 2014) Presenters at the 4th International Institute of the Model of Human Occupation

Leah Van Antwerp (class of 2016), and Sally Wasmuth, (class of 2014) Presenters at the 4th International Institute of the Model of Human Occupation