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    This article describes a living skills program tailored to adults living with developmental disabilities and the benefits direct occupational therapy services can provide for this population. Implementation of the program occurred in a group home setting that served eight clients in the Boston area. Prior to implementation, clients received individualized occupational therapy treatment with a focus on sensorimotor techniques and minimal life skills training. The program’s primary objective was to increase clients’ responsibility in their lives by allowing them full discretion at determining the course of the program. Other objectives entailed improvement in problem-solving skills and abstract reasoning, an increased ability for task initiation, and growth in social-interaction skills. The program consisted of voluntary weekly group and individualized sessions. During the first session, clients had the opportunity to choose the topic they wished to cover from a list. Topics included activities of daily living (nutrition, personal hygiene, wheelchair maintenance), personal health care (medication management, emergency medical help), and homemaking (laundry, meal planning and preparation, basic home maintenance). Clients were provided objectives for the topics which allowed them…

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    Occupational therapists are often called OTs. They select and direct therapeutic activities designed to develop or restore maximum function to individuals with disabilities. The injured, ill, or disabled patients are appointed by occupational therapists through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. Occupational therapists work with a variety of patients in a variety of settings. Their duties include evaluating a patient’s condition and needs, developing a treatment plan for patients,…

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    The field of occupational therapy serves to aid people in regaining their independence. As an occupational therapist, your goal is to provide your patients with proper physical rehabilitation to engage in meaningful work, or occupations. The American Occupational Therapy Association defines this allied health field as, a career which assists people throughout the lifespan engage in the activities they want and believe are necessary by utilizing everyday activities as a means for therapy (“What…

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    In occupational therapy rehab plays a vital role in improving your patients health. Each client should have a rehab program based uniquely to them and their injury. There are many forms of rehab, but many are repetitive and become boring over time. The health field is always looking for new and improved forms of rehab. One of the best ways to do this is look at what is catching on in our culture at this time. A new and upcoming form of rehab one that uses Pokémon GO. Before we dive into Pokémon…

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    resource center to complete an assessment on children. The center is located near FAMU on 459 FAMU Way, Tallahassee FL, 32301. Upon arrival, the occupational therapy students signed booklet to be accounted for and for safety reasons. The center divides children based on their needs and age. The adults supervised the children that are limited to playing some games, and interactions with their peers. When I entered the room, I realized there was a baby named JW who was very tearful, because her…

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    The question every occupational therapist receives is “What is occupational therapy?” We are often mistaken for and confused with physical therapists and our value and message is not always recognized. The implementation of the Centennial Vision provides a framework that allows the importance of occupational therapy to better reach patients, healthcare colleagues and policymakers. Obtaining a master’s degree in occupational therapy will allow me to continue with my education in the field I love…

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    Occupational Therapists Make People Normal Again Merriam Webster defines occupational therapy (OT) as a therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities in daily life. Occupational therapists find themselves doing jobs most people do not have the patience for. These therapists have traits of caring, patience, and love. This practice of therapy has not existed forever. Like everything else in the world someone has to have the idea for something(s). Just like people need doctors, people need…

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    the position. Others research the job duties and daily routine of the profession. I had the opportunity to learn both of these things as well as other important things about Occupational Therapy when interviewing Ms. Kristen Dorwart-Marsh of the Regional Rehabilitation Institute in Rapid City, South Dakota. Ms. Dorwart-Marsh was very excited to meet with me and spread information about the career of Occupational Therapy. We discussed the job duties, ways to get into occupational therapy, skills…

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    Brianne Kelly A00179233 Occupational therapy is not just a health profession, it is much more than that. Occupational therapy helps patients gain independence and confidence that allows them to participate in everyday life activities. Certain characteristics of an occupational therapist must include being caring, patient, precise, personable, creative, observant and a good problem solver. These are simply a few of the many qualities which make up a good Occupational Therapist. Each unique…

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    All great institutions grow from a single idea. Only after a strong foundation of beliefs, visions, and values is built can a structure hold its strength. It only takes the minds of a small group of people to build an establishment. The people behind any creation are called founders. The field of occupational therapy has seven original founders, including George Barton, William Rush Dunton, Thomas Kidner, Eleanor Clark Slagle, Susan Tracy, Susan Johnson, and Herbert J. Hall. They all had a…

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