from Mama OT
When it comes right down to it, the primary, overarching purpose of any occupational therapy service or intervention is to improve a person’s ability to participate in their daily occupations. Those activities they want or need to be able to complete on a daily basis. Learning or re-learning how to get dressed, self-feed, or bathe. Learning how to play with friends while maintaining appropriate physical or emotional participation. Learning how to drive again after a life-altering injury. Figuring out how to stay focused or organized enough to keep up at school.
These are all “occupations”. And occupational therapy practitioners care about all of them.
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