- Occupational therapists help people of all ages do things they want and need to do by using daily activities (occupations). Occupations are a part of everyone’s daily life! Brushing your teeth, combing your hair, going to school, riding a bike, and eating breakfast are all occupations!
- Occupational therapists support those recovering from an injury or illness, such as a person who is limited to a wheelchair and needs help getting dressed, bathing, and going outside. OTs help them find creative ways to live life to the fullest!
- OTs can assist a person with a learning disability, a forgetful memory, and someone who is blind or visually impaired. OTs will help someone who cannot see well by re-positioning items in their homes and educating them on how to be safe in their familiar environments (like removing rugs and furniture).
- An OT’s goal is to help patients maintain good health and wellness by participating in fun activities and being INDEPENDENT!
- An OT can help you learn to play and have fun even with an injury or disease!
- All sorts of kids can see an occupational therapist; anyone that has difficulty with everyday tasks like coloring in the lines, sitting still in class, paying attention, or tying their shoes.
Master of Occupational Therapy Junior