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Occupational Therapy Preparation

What is an Occupational Therapist (OT)?

What is an Occupational Therapist?

Pre-Application Counseling Sessions (Salus University)

Occupational therapists help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
(Aota web site)

An Occupational Therapist has a variety of specialty areas to go into such as (but not limited to):

  • Aquatherapy exercises
  • Autism
  • Diabetes
  • Brain injuries
  • Environmental modification
  • Gerontology
  • Hand Therapy
  • Low vision
  • Lymphedema
  • Mental Health
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • School systems
  • Seating and Mobility specialist
  • And many more!

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