Do you know that every April people celebrate Occupational Therapy Month? An Occupational Therapist (OT) or Occupational Therapy assistant, works in a vitally important profession that helps people across all ages participate in everyday tasks they want and need to do. Through exercises recommended by an OT, patients can regain the ability to perform daily tasks, like opening a jar.
An OT can work with people of all ages, children and adults. For children, an OT’s evaluations, interventions, and outcomes can help children with disabilities participate in school and social situations. For adults, an OT can assist those who are recovering from injuries to regain daily living skills they may have lost. Occupational Therapists are often found working in schools, prisons, work programs as well as private industries and organizations.
To celebrate Occupational Therapy Month, we suggest taking to social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media forums, to describe how Occupational Therapy helps people live their lives to their fullest potential. We also recommend OTs form an Occupational Therapy Month gathering or party. Occupational therapists can invite former clients for a celebration of their achievements. These suggestions show support and appreciation to all the great things OTs do.
Occupational Therapists work in a variety of locations and settings, not just in health care centers. They provide amazing services and support for people of all ages and deserve the appreciation for all the good things they do. To get more informed with Occupational Therapy, view the AOTA website.
Article written by William Graves.