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What is an Occupational Therapist?

A health care professional who works with people of all ages who, because of illness, injury, or developmental or psychological impairment, need specialized assistance in learning skills to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives.

Professional Designation: OTR - Occupational Therapist Registered
Professional Organization: AOTA -  American Occupational Therapy Association

What Does An Occupational Therapist Do? OT and patient using crafts as therapy In What Ways Can an OT Help Clients?

OT students preparing a hand & thumb splint
Learn to help clients function who have these health and rehabilitation challenges:

Stroke    alcoholism   
spinal cord injuries    eating disorders   
cancer    depression   
developmental problems    short-term memory loss   
congenital conditions    drug abuse   
mental illness    mental retardation   
cerebral palsy    stress related disorders   
muscular dystrophy     

Where Does an Occupational Therapist Work? OT and child using crafts as therapy
Job Outlook

Expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations from 2010-2020 due to the following:
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