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What training does an occupatinal therapist get?

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They get special graduate training in occupational therapy. You’ll probably hear them called OTs. They must be licensed and pass a national exam to be certified to practice.

Some OTs go through more training so they can focus on certain types of treatment, like hand therapy, treating people with low vision, or working with children or older adults.

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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