April is the month for Occupational Therapy!
In honor of OT Month, ActiveForever has chosen The Fund to Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy as their Check-out Charity for the month of April.
Don’t forget to give a donation to the AOTA upon check-out!
What Is Occupational Therapy?
In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across their lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). 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 supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:
- an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
- customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
- an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.