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  • Essay On Occupational Science

    and Definition Occupational science, although recognized as a newer concept in the scientific field, has unofficially been around since the birth of occupational therapy due to the early contributions of Adolf Meyer and Eleanor Clark Slagle. Occupational science is the study of the observable aspects, influences, and subjective experiences of occupations – socially and culturally identifiable, meaningful activities (Yerxa et al., 1989) (Larson et al., 2003). The science of occupation arose from both the development of occupational therapy and the scrutiny that the profession of occupational therapy received during a period of time where new lines and definitions were being drawn in the fields of medicine and science. Although the benefits of focusing our profession purely on occupation, as well as the idea of viewing humans in a holistic manner seemed intuitive, a demand of distinctive evidence was put on the profession. This is what brought the official rise of occupational science in the contemporary paradigm.…

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  • Essay On Occupational Therapist

    field of Exercise Science is Occupational Therapy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Occupational Therapists treat injured, ill or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. This specific type of therapy began to slowly surface around the 17000’s. This was during the time where mentally ill were treated horribly and were dangerous to civilization. Two men, William Tuke and Phillipe Pinel began to change the way mentally ill…

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  • Occupational Therapy Experience

    I think that occupational therapy allows a therapist client relationship that cannot be found in any other profession. In my clinical pediatric experience, I have found out how an occupational therapist has more than just one role in the child’s life. I have experienced appointments where the therapy is set-aside for a couple minutes or even the whole session because a child is in need of other support. I have seen children who deal with bullying at school completely open up to their therapist,…

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  • Occupational Therapy Career Essay

    talents, helps an individual motivate, visualize the best outcome, and adapt to new positions, which are all important factors that will help me pursue occupational therapy as a career. Tiffany Bolton, MOT, OTR/L, an occupational therapist, spoke about the career during an Introduction to Health Professions class on September 14, 2016. She describes occupational therapy as a way to “assist people of all ages to participate in desired “occupation.”’ Some different types of occupations include…

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  • Vocational Rehabilitation

    their overall health and well-being. This agrees with Rosenfeld and Hay (2006) findings that individuals who work are healthier than those who do not. When engaging in meaning occupation, such as work, the benefits include improved quality of life, reduction in poverty and social inclusion. Accordingly, Asbring (2000) found that for some individuals, their identity is strongly connected with work, being unable to work resulted in these individuals feeling isolated, and that they were no longer…

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  • Exemplification Essay: The Role Of Special Education In Schools

    If sitting wasn 't hard enough for a pre-schooler, imagine developing fine motor skills with someone who doesn 't even speak your first language. "Juan" was bright, but needed an array of supports to get his speech, fine motor skills, and patience to grade level. As the speech-language pathologist murmured to Joe (the occupational therapist) that Juan had bit her last week, Juan had snuck over to the faucet to pour a cup of water. When I nudged Joe to Juan 's attention, Joe snatched a handful…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Legalization Of Physician Assisted Suicide

    However, these studies did not address whether the terminally ill patients have decreased cognitive ability or mental disorders that can influence their decision. Furthermore, they did not address whether these patients have prior attempts at alternative methods to hasten death. Also, the researchers did not speak about the treatment that the patients were undergoing and alternative treatments that were available for those patients. These studies did not focus on alternative methods such as…

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  • Occupational Therapy Paper

    Occupational Therapy has a rich history based on people that wanted to do something different than what was considered right or moral at the time and those who decided to try new techniques to help people who were not considered to be “curable”. The profession of Occupational Therapy focuses on getting the patient back to or as close to their normal, everyday activities through the use of adapting the environment and different exercises. The different ways that Occupational Therapist help…

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  • Context, Environment And Culture In Occupational Therapy

    Context, environment and culture are all very important aspects in occupational therapy and in the lives of every day people. In order to be occupational beings and have the best possible quality of life, it is important to have a balance of these three elements. Environment, context, and culture can either hinder or facilitate both occupational performance and participation. The environment consists of both a physical aspect and a social aspect. Context refers to the specific conditions that…

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  • Occupational Therapy Reflection

    In order to provide quality and effective occupational therapy care, it is important for each practitioner to know what their personal perspective and philosophy is concerning occupational therapy and treatment. Being able to articulate “our philosophies of practice can lead us to greater insight with respect to our own practices, but equally importantly to insights about the systems within which we work” (Kinsella, ).Development of personal perspective occurs over a lifetime and will take on…

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