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What will your occupational therapist do during your appointment?

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Your OT may:

  • Prescribe and train you to use assistive devices like raised toilet seats or wheelchairs
  • Teach you new ways to button a shirt, tie your shoes, get in and out of the shower, or work on your computer
  • Help prevent falls
  • Help stroke survivors workon their balance, strength, memory, speech, and adapting their home
  • Organize your medications or household tools
  • Address behavior problems in kids who act out or hit others
  • Build hand-eye coordination
  • Work on motor skills so you can grasp a pencil

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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