Occupational therapists work with people to achieve their unique “occupations,” which include the daily tasks a person does to accomplish their own care, leisure or productive activities (e.g. work, school, child care).
Occupational therapists evaluate a person’s abilities, goals, and environment to create unique solutions that enable safe, independent and meaningful functioning in hospital, home and the community. They work with various populations encompassing physical, cognitive and mental health issues.
Occupational therapy assistants also provide occupational therapy intervention under the supervision of registered occupational therapists. This health care professional is often duo-trained as both occupational and physical therapy assistants.
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