Definitions for occupational therapy
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
therapy that utilizes useful and creative activities to facilitate psychological or physical rehabilitation.
Origin of occupational therapy:
therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life, especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities in spite of impairments or limitations in physical or mental functions
The therapeutic practice of encouraging better quality of life through the pursuit of work or other occupations.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. It assists in the development of skills needed for independent living.
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