Glossary Terms and Abbreviations
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What is Occupational Therapy?
"Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.
Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes." From AOTA, What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy at Cedar Crest College
For more information, please see the Occupational Therapy Doctorate website.