What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?
OT promotes functional independence for individuals who are dealing with the effects of disease, injury, disability, or developmental delays.
OT enables you to develop skills for daily living, ex. skills that you need to care for yourself, return to work or school, and resume community and leisure activities.
OT incorporates how environment may affect a person’s functioning and therefore teaches people how to make changes to their environment so that they can function better.
OT engages the client through the use of meaningful activities and interests – “therapy through the back door".
Occupational Therapy (OT) Philosophy
It takes a village to raise a child.
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a
man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.
Tell me and I'll forget. Show me, and I may not
remember. Involve me, and I'll understand.
Native American proverb