Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people of all ages participate in occupational activities that their clients want and need to do. More specifically, OTs and OTAs address the physical, psychological, and cognitive aspects of client well-being through engagement in occupation. And they help people function in all of their environments (e.g., home, work, school, community).
Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities participate fully in school and develop social skills, helping people recovering from injury regain function through retraining and/or adaptations, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Learn more from the AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)!