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What can you expect at your first occupational therapy (OT) appointment?

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At your first appointment, the OT will assess your needs. They may come to your home, workplace, or school. They might tell you to move furniture or get an assistive device like a cane or grabber. They can show you how to do daily chores better.

Next, they’ll work with you to make a therapy plan and set goals. Your OT can train you to adapt your movements, improve your motor skills or hand-eye coordination, or do tasks in new ways.

From: What Is Occupational Therapy? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Occupational Therapy Association.

ExploreHealthCareers.org: “Occupational Therapist.”

American College of Rheumatology: “The Role of the Occupational Therapist in the Management of Rheumatic Disease.”

KidsHealth.org, Nemours Foundation: “Occupational Therapy.”

Ithaca College: “What Is Occupational Therapy?”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on July 07, 2019

SOURCES:

American Occupational Therapy Association.

ExploreHealthCareers.org: “Occupational Therapist.”

American College of Rheumatology: “The Role of the Occupational Therapist in the Management of Rheumatic Disease.”

KidsHealth.org, Nemours Foundation: “Occupational Therapy.”

Ithaca College: “What Is Occupational Therapy?”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on July 07, 2019

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