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A profession that involves using occupations for bettering health. Occupations are considered anything that someone likes to do or has to do, ranging from hobbies to self-care. It is believed that doing things, increasing one's independence and sense of self-worth, promotes health and will help people rehabilitating from a disease or illness, as well as those living with chronic medical conditions. Becoming an Occupational Therapist in the United States recently moved to an entry-level master's degree.
1. My grandmother broke her hip and the occupational therapist helped her learn to transfer and take care of herself to continue living at home as it healed.

2. A child receives occupational therapy because he has trouble paying attention and sitting still and they work on how he can better succeed as a student.

3. An occupational therapist was referred to me after I lost two my fingers in a boating accident to help me regain functional use of my hand.
by xMarie August 21, 2010
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often abbreviated OT, is the use of treatments to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of patients with a physical, mental or developmental condition.Occupational therapy is a client-centered practice that places a premium on the progress towards the client’s goals. Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities, particularly those that are meaningful to the client.
My child has been diagnosed with Autism so i enrolled him to an occupational therapy class
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A term used by the Occupational Therapy Profession which confuses the masses, but means: the facilitation of and application of volitional activity to promote wellbeing. Perhaps it should be re-named volitional activity therapy.
1. Going on holiday to have a break because you have been working too hard.

2. Helping somebody who has experienced an injury or illness find new ways to carry out activities that he or she wishes to, that he or she would otherwise have difficulties with due to the effects of the injury or illness.

3. Choosing a vocation that increases your sense of self-worth.

4. Creative activities that give one a sense of pleasure or achievement which contribute to ones wellbeing.
by Venth May 02, 2005
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