Occupational Therapy Glossary

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work with people who have physical, mental and/or social problems, either from birth or as a result of accident, illness or ageing. Their aim is to enable people to achieve as much as they can for themselves, so they get the most out of life. When people cannot do things which are important to them - such as getting dressed, having a shower, going to work, socialising or undertaking a favourite hobby - an occupational therapist can help them in many ways, based on each individual person's needs and lifestyle.
British Association of Occupational Therapists

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