Occupational therapists are focused upon enabling individuals’ engagement in those life activities that each individual defines as meaningful. Occupational therapists call these life activities occupations. Occupations are commonly classified into three purposes:
Using a holistic approach, occupational therapists recognize that individuals’ health is composed of several elements including physical, cognitive, and affective/emotional components and that individuals are embedded within a rich environment (e.g., physical, social, cultural) that can either facilitate or hinder occupational performance.
Occupational therapists believe that occupation:
Townsend, E. A., & Polatajko, H. J. (2007). Enabling occupation II: Advancing an occupational therapy vision for health, well-being & justice through occupation. Ottawa: CAOT Publications.
Providing occupational therapy services in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario since 1993. Clients include individuals experiencing difficulties at home, work or in the community, large and small employers, health care facilities, lawyers, and insurers.
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