Is occupational therapy a source of radiation?
We certainly hope it isn't!
Here's what it is.
This is how AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Agency) defines it.
Occupational therapy practitioners ask, "What matters to you?" not, "What's the matter with you?"
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. Occupational therapy services typically include:
1) an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person's goals,
2) customized intervention to improve the person's ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
3) an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
4) Occupational therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client's home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.
Marilyn B. Cole has written: 'Group dynamics in occupational therapy' -- subject(s): Occupational Therapy, Methods, Occupational therapy, Group Psychotherapy, Group psychotherapy, Social groups 'Group dynamics in occupational therapy' -- subject(s): Occupational therapy, Group psychotherapy, Small groups, Social groups
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A master's degree or higher in occupational therapy is the typical minimum requirement for entry into the field. In addition, occupational therapists must attend an academic program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) in order to sit for the national certifying exam. For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (U.S. Department of Labor) indicated directly below this answer section.
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