What Is Occupational Therapy?
For those of you who are new to all of this, you might be wondering... what IS Occupational Therapy? And, why do I keep telling you to seek an Occupational Therapist out? Many people have heard about occupational therapy, "OT" as we like to call it, but often don't fully understand. .
In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). 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.