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    Occupational Therapist enables people to engage and participate in everyday activities trough occupation. The latter role is not only applicable for individuals but also groups or populations. Eventually, with the increase of the aging population, expensive health care services, occupational therapists will have to incorporate health promotion practices into their actual roles.To cope with this phenomenon and to better meet older adult’s needs, the occupational therapist 's role would benefit from

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    field of occupational therapy during the mechanistic paradigm of the 1960’s. In the last few years of this decade, occupational therapy was beginning to divert back to its original, holistic focus. Occupation as a health-restoring measure, with emphasis on the person and environment, was becoming the focal point (Flick, 2015). Elizabeth Yerxa, a registered occupational therapist, emerged as a leader during this time with contributions to the philosophical foundation and values of the occupational therapy

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    Occupational therapy by definition "is a health profession whose goal is to help people achieve independence, meaning and satisfaction in all aspects of their lives."(steinhardt.nyu.edu) Occupational therapy is an art, an art that begins by first viewing the patient through a lens of empathy. Occupational therapist must not only recognize a patient 's condition, but asses them as a whole, taking into account all aspects of their being. Occupational therapist provide treatment that is intrinsic in

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    Explaining what Occupational Therapy is to a given receipt Occupational Therapy is a diverse and relatively new field in medical science, for many years the word occupation was not part of the daily language let alone seen as part of the medical profession. With that in mind it is understandable that occupational therapy is not known to many in society. The focus of this assignment is to enhance the knowledge around occupational therapy to its service users, thus giving them an understanding of

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    Occupational therapy can help kids with different needs to improve cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills in order to enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishments. It also focuses on helping people with a physical, sensory or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of his or her life. The body and mind are not separate functions; therefore, motor development activities are important for young children. Young children learn through sensory-motor functions

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    Without occupational therapists, millions of people would struggle to live their everyday lives. Occupational therapists give specialized assistance to people with physical, developmental, social or emotional problems. This assistance is used to live productive and independent or semi independent lives. Occupational therapists can be used, and is effective for people of all ages. Many people have not heard of occupational therapy and are not aware of the positive impact it has on members of our society

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    of qualified occupational therapists. There now was a minimal standard of training that had to be met before an individual was put in the directory (AOTA, 2009). The name was changed to the American Occupational Therapy Association. The American Medical Association worked with the American Occupational Therapy Association starting in 1933 on getting improved education programs for occupational therapists (AOTA, 2009). World War II was a very influential event on occupational therapy. There was a

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    The contribution of three research papers push forwards my hypothesis that occupational therapy has the power to grant indispensable rehabilitation for adolescents with an autistic disorder. For instance, seventeen children in one study as its experiment group received manualized OT/SI (occupational therapy using sensory integration) intervention adhering to the principles of sensory integration around, “sensory motor factors affecting the child’s functional behaviors and individually-tailored sensory

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    According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, “Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities” (AOTA.org). This means that Occupational therapists (OT’s), look at the quality of life and judge if people are living decently based on what they have. Most of

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    motor deficits. E.S. is seen for 30 minutes every other Thursday for OT services. 2. Secondary clients are the student’s parents and teachers. OT services in the school system works closely with the student’s teachers to ensure carry-over of occupational therapy to the classroom setting. The student’s parents also meet with OT services, teachers, and school officials as needed to discuss issues that are affecting the student’s progress and to provide the student’s parents with instruction regarding

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