ABOUT OT

INTRODUCTION OF  OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Occupational therapy, often abbreviated as “OT”, promotes health by enabling people to perform meaningful and purposeful occupations. These include (but are not limited to) work, leisure, self care, domestic and community activities. Occupational therapists work with individuals, families, groups and communities to facilitate health and well-being through engagement or re-engagement in occupation. Occupational therapists are becoming increasingly involved in addressing the impact of social, political and environmental factors that contribute to exclusion and occupational deprivation.

 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROCESS

An occupational therapist works systematically through a sequence of actions known as the occupational therapy process. There are several versions of this process as described by numerous writers, although all include the basic components of evaluation, intervention, and outcomes. Creek has sought to provide a comprehensive version based on extensive research which has 11 stages.The Canadian Practice Process Framework (CPPF),has eight action points and three contextual elements.

OT’S WORK?

Occupational therapists work with all age groups and in a wide range of physical and psychosocial areas. Places of employment may include hospitals, clinics, day and rehabilitation centres, home care programmes, special schools, industry and private enterprise.

Many occupational therapists work in private practice and as educators and consultants.Many occupational therapists work in private practice and as educators and consultants.

OT WORKS?

Occupational therapists work with all age groups and in a wide range of physical and psychosocial areas. Places of employment may include hospitals, clinics, day and rehabilitation centres, home care programmes, special schools, industry and private enterprise.

Many occupational therapists work in private practice and as educators and consultants.

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