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Occupational Therapy Assistant

 

 

 

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NEXT OTA PROGRAM PREVIEW INFORMATIONAL MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR:   TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 - 10:00 A.M. TO 11:00 A.M. IN ROOM 34-251.

SCROLLING BANNER ABOVE STATES:  NEXT OTA PROGRAM PREVIEW INFORMATIONAL MEETING IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 IN ROOM 34-251.

Teaching the Art of Independence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PICTURE ABOVE:  Occupational therapy personnel using therapy ball for upper extremity strengthening exercises.

 Occupational Therapy is a skilled treatment that focuses on helping people of all ages regain, develop, or master everyday skills in order to live independent, productive and satisfying lives. Whether the individual is young or old, they engage in "occupations" such as learning, playing, working, or managing a home. Occupational Therapy provides services to those individuals with physical, emotional, or other challenges who are unable to carry out their daily living tasks.

Occupational therapists assess clients with physical and mental challenges in order to develop activities of daily living (ADL) that work best for those clients. For a client with a physical disability, the first focus is on performing critical daily routines, such as dressing, grooming, bathing, and eating. Once these skills are mastered, a program is then built around the skills needed to perform tasks such as participating in education, caring for a home and family, or seeking and maintaining employment.

For a client with mental illness, the goals are also based on the ability to function independently. In treating mental or emotional challenges, the occupational therapy program focuses on areas such as managing time, working productively with others, and enjoying leisure.

Occupational Therapy Practitioners work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools, long-term care facilities, mental health centers, rehabilitation facilities, private homes and more. Delivery of occupational therapy services involves several levels of personnel including the occupational therapist, the occupational therapy assistant and aides.

 

OTA Program  - 619-644-7304

 

 

 

 

Occupational Therapy Professional Links:

 

Above link:  www.bot.ca.gov

 

Above link:  www.nbcot.org

 

Above link:  www.aota.org

Occupational Therapy Association of California

Above link:  www.otaconline.org

 

 

 

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