Showing posts from April, 2010

April is Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational therapy helps people make lifestyle or environmental changes when they experience injury, illness or disability. By looking at a client’s psychological, physical, emotional, and social make-up, occupational therapy assists people to achieve their goals, function at the highest possible level, maintain or rebuild their independence and participate in the everyday activities of life. Children and Youth Pediatric occupational therapy professionals provide service to infants, toddlers, children, and youth and their families in a variety of settings including schools, clinics, hospitals, and homes. Under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations, occupational therapy practitioners also participate in broad new initiatives such as early intervening services and response-to-intervention to promote optimum learning. Pediatric occupational therapy practitioners provide support to families and collaborate with other disciplines such as special educators, te