Definitions for occupational therapy
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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.
Occupational therapy is the use of treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of patients with a physical, mental or developmental condition. Occupational therapy is a client-centered practice that places a premium on the progress towards the client’s goals. Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are meaningful to the client.
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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