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Occupational Therapy as a Career

Occupational Therapists define 'occupation' as much more than just paid employment. Occupation refers to everything people do in the course of their everyday...
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Aspect 3- Occupational therapists do not  do their hard job just for the money. The love to help people and help them achieve their goals is what makes them love their job the most.

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What Is Occupational Therapy?

According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, or occupations.


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Occupational therapists are experts at assessing how different health conditions can affect people's abilities and helping people to overcome or work around the difficulties that are affecting their daily occupations.Occupational Therapy focuses on people's strengths and therapy is always guided by the client's preferences (or those of their family in the case of children).
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What is Occupational Therapy and How do Occupational Therapists Help?

What is Occupational Therapy and How do Occupational Therapists Help? | Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
Occupational Therapists are problem solvers for people with physical, mental or cognitive challenges from injury, illness, disease, disability or disorder. (Catch my -What is #OccupationalTherapy?

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Some problems are more easily overcome than others. In the course of year, it’s not uncommon for an Occupational Therapist (OT) to solve problems and facilitate Occupational Therapy treatment.

For example for seniors who have arthritis,  we’ll help identify ways that allow them to carry on with their daily lives so they can remain independent. This could include rearranging how tasks are completed in the kitchen to getting in and out of the bathtub.

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<br><br>For adults overcoming a major trauma from injury, we’ll help identify how to either simplify tasks or learn new ways of getting things done. If you lost total use of your dominant hand, an OT would show you the fastest and easiest ways to adapt to using your non-dominant hand. Rather than struggling alone, an OT, through Occupational Therapy treatment is there to solve challenges, offer training and encouragement and most importantly bring years of professional training and experience to solving your unique physical, cognitive or mental health challenges.<br><br> <br><br>Child development is a big area where Occupational Therapists truly shine. We help parents, caregivers, teachers and children with a myriad of challenges. From developing personal programs for children with mental, cognitive and physical developmental delays to identifying problems that cause handwriting and learning problems to autism intervention and sensory processing disorder, OT helps.<br>
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Cert Occupational Therapy Asst - Bethany Life, Story City/ames job

March 24, 2014. View the job posting for Cert Occupational Therapy Asst - Bethany Life, Story City/ames at RehabCare in Story City, IA. Description We are (IA Jobs | Cert Occupational Therapy Asst - Bethany Life, Story City/Ames at RehabCare (St...
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Candidates must have certification from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).Graduate of an accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant program culminating in an associate;s degree.Current and valid state OTA license or certificate of practice or equivalent in the states where services are rendered.CPR certification (when required).

Benefits

This position offers an exceptional pay rate and benefits package including:

Medical and Dental Insurance PlansVision CoverageVacationPaid Time Off401KContinuing Education OpportunitiesHealthcare Flexible Spending AccountDependent Care Flexible Spending AccountEmployee and Dependent Life InsuranceGroup Legal PlanLaser Eye Surgery Discount Plan 
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A Big Hand for the Little Lady - The Bugle

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Primary services include medical rehabilitation, early intervention, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and hearing therapy; and child care. In other words, everything Catherine needed.
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Easter Seals offers many services and all types of therapy: medical, speech, physical, occupational, and hearing, all in a child care facility. These were all the things that Catherine needed, and many other people or children

 

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AmputeeOT: The Role of Occupational Therapy in Amputee Rehabilitaion

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Occupational thereapists are useful for so many types of things, not just a simple injury, or a born disability, even amuptations. After amputatations, people have to re learn how to do daily life things completely different. Occupational therapists make their life easier, giving them an easier way to do those daily things

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A Day in the Life - Occupational Therapist

A typical day in the life of an Occupational Therapist. Courtesy of CareerOneStop. Learn how to get there at www.MYCAREERRX.com. Colleges Educate. We Create ...
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A day in the life of an occupational therapist is really different everyday,in some sense. Each patient needs different activities that help their specific problem, so OT's get to come up with tasks using equipment for them to use to help strengthen them enough that they can do that task in daily life. OT's also keep track of their patients progress,making sure that they are making that progress, or if they need to adjust their activities to help.

 

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What is occupational therapy?

What is occupational therapy? | Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it

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Aspect 3- occupational therapists use a systematic approach based on evidence and professional reasoning to enable individuals, groups and communities to develop the means and opportunities to identify, engage in and improve their function in the occupations of life. The process involves assessment, intervention and evaluation of the client related to occupational performance in self-care, work, study, volunteerism and leisure. 

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OzTREKK's curator insight, March 4, 2014 10:55 AM

Most everyone has heard of physiotherapy and what it entails, but what exactly is occupational therapy (OT) and how does it differ from physio?

 

http://www.oztrekk.com/programs/ot/PG/overview.php

 

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Occupational therapists may assume different roles such as advising on health risks in the workplace, safe driving for older adults, and programs to promote mental health for youth. Occupational therapists also perform functions as manager, researcher, program developer or educator in addition to the direct delivery of professional services.
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What is Occupational Therapy? - What Is OT? - AOTI

What is Occupational Therapy? - What Is OT? - AOTI | Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
Occupational Therapy helps people to do the everyday things that they want to do and need to do when faced with illness, injury, disability or challenging life events.

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Aspect 3 - Occupational therapists understand how illness, injury, disability or challenging life events can affect people's ability to do the day-to-day things that are important for them.

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Fatima S O McIntosh's curator insight, October 21, 2013 12:34 AM

This is a large informative link about being an Occupational Therapist. It goes in details about the definition of Occupational Therapy. Occupational Therapy help individuals to perform daily activities and how to deal with severe illness that effect the body and get back to work if possible. They had mentioned 5 Key Features of Occupational Therapy.There is a video at the end of the article.

Emily Tabor's comment, March 25, 2014 1:05 PM
The unique focus of Occupational Therapy is on the person's occupation. Occupational therapists use the term occupation to describe all the things we do to take care of ourselves and others; socialise and have fun; and work and contribute to society.
Emily Tabor's comment, March 25, 2014 1:05 PM
Occupational therapists are experts at assessing how different health conditions can affect people's abilities and helping people to overcome or work around the difficulties that are affecting their daily occupations.<br>Occupational Therapy focuses on people's strengths and therapy is always guided by the client's preferences (or those of their family in the case of children).
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Occupational Therapy for Autistic Support

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My students need tools to help them in daily educational tasks. These items include communication cards, chewy's, slant boards, and body sox. These items promote success.
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Aspect 3 # 2- The occupational therapy equipment will help my students perform daily tasks. They will be able to focus on their educational learning more and make gains in their daily living skills to become successful adults.

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Top 10 Ways To Promote Occupational Therapy Online - AOTA

Top 10 Ways To Promote Occupational Therapy Online - AOTA | Aspect 2 & 3 | Scoop.it
Guys. #OTMonth is almost here! Here are 10 ways you can promote occupational therapy on social media: http://t.co/6Llnletgqj
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Ways to promote OT online:Share information about occupational therapy on social media sites (5 minutes) Use the hashtag #OTMonth (5-10 minutes)Answer questions on Q&A sites such as Quora (15 minutes)Contact your legislators on Facebook (15 minutes)Start pinning on Pinterest (20 minutes) Take and share pictures of OT in action (time commitment varies) Write a blog post about OT (30 minutes) Relate a story about OT on Storify (45 minutes)Record a podcast (1 hour)Create a video 
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Occupational Therapist Job Overview | Best Jobs | US News Careers

U.S. News's occupational therapist job overview with comprehensive information on necessary job training, expected salary and job satisfaction, plus tips on job openings. (Considering a career in #OccupationalTherapy?
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Occupational therapists work in many diverse environments, such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, small medical offices and clients’ homes. They help patients suffering from different conditions, including mental, physical, emotional and developmental issues. While the nature of the job might vary substantially, all occupational therapists have one overriding goal: to help patients perform daily living and working tasks so they can lead independent, satisfying lives. 

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Emily Tabor's comment, March 13, 2014 7:37 PM
They assist patients with a variety of activities that are essential to daily life, including eating, bathing and dressing, as well as smaller tasks like operating a computer. Occupational therapists work with patients who range from toddlers to the elderly. Maintaining copious records and assessments of a patient’s progress is crucial to provide the best possible care.
Emily Tabor's comment, March 13, 2014 7:38 PM
Growth in America’s elderly population is expected to keep the job market for occupational therapists especially favorable. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects occupational therapist employment growth of 29 percent between 2012 and 2022, adding 32,800 more professionals to the 105,540 existing jobs in this field. Good job prospects help this profession rank in the top half of The Best Jobs of 2014.
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Job Outlook For Occupational Therapists In 2013 And The Coming Years

Finding a job make you happy and contented but also provides great pay is possible. Watch this video about job outlook for occupational therapists. http://oc...
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When finding a job, it's best to invest in your education if the job is really what you want to do. Occupational therapists are always going to be needed, and the outlook is going to increase by over 33% by 2020. Occupational therapists are looked very highly upon and will always be needed in this world

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The Best Things About An Occupational Therapist Career

http://occupationaltherapyschoolsite.com/career-info/the-best-things-about-an-occupational-therapist-career/ Different people will be drawn in for different ...
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There are many good things about being an Occupational Therapist. If you like people and socializing, you get to do that every day and get to know your patients lives. Also, if you like hands on activity, you get to also help people do those things every day. 

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Emily Tabor's comment, March 5, 2014 1:06 PM
Occupational therapists get to be creative and come up with new tasks and equiptment to help their patient. Every patient is different, so they require different help meaning different activities/tasks to help cure them. If you like helping people and watching progress, Occupational therapists get to do that.