The "Practice of Occupational Therapy" means the therapeutic use of purposeful and meaningful goal-directed activities (or occupations) which engage the individual's body and mind in meaningful, organized, and self-directed actions that maximize independence, prevent or minimize disability, and maintain health.
Occupational therapy services include occupational therapy assessment, treatment, education of, and consultation with, individuals who have been referred for occupational therapy services subsequent to a diagnosis of disease or disorder.
The occupational therapy assessment identifies performance abilities and limitations that are necessary for self-maintenance, learning, work, and other similar meaningful activities.
Occupational therapy treatment is focused on developing, improving, or restoring functional daily living skills, compensating for and preventing dysfunction, or minimizing disability.
Occupational therapy techniques that are used for treatment involve teaching activities of daily living (excluding speech-language skills); designing or fabricating selective temporary orthotic devices, and applying or training in the use of assistive technology or orthotic and prosthetic devices (excluding gait training).
Occupational therapy consultations provide expert advice to enhance function and quality of life. Consultation or treatment may involve modification of tasks or environments to allow an individual to achieve maximum independence. Services are provided individually, in groups, or through social groups.
Skills 4 Living Therapy
Jeanne M. Harper OTR/L, CHT,
7332 Lake Davis Road Portola, California 96122
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