The Profession of Occupational Therapy
"Occupational Therapy restores and enhances human performance by developing the adaptive skills and functions essential for a productive life. Occupational Therapists work with individuals whose abilities to cope with the tasks of daily living are threatened or impaired by developmental deficits, injury, illness or disability. Based on the results of assessments, occupational therapists implement treatment which utilizes purposeful activities to prevent, minimize, or correct physical, cognitive or emotional deficits which utilizes purposeful activities to prevent, minimize, or correct physical, cognitive or emotional deficits which affect the life of the individual."
(College of Health Related Professions/College of Nursing 1996-1999 Bulletin, State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, page 38.)
For further information about the profession of an Occupational Therapist, contact the American Occupational Therapy Association at www.aota.org or contact the American Occupational Therapy Foundation at www.aotf.org.