"Occupational Therapy: Enabling people to participate in meaningful occupation."
Occupation is “….everything that people do to occupy themselves, including looking after themselves (self care), enjoying life (leisure), and contributing to the social and economic fabric of their communities (productivity); the domain of concern and the therapeutic medium of occupation therapy” p. 369
Townsend, E.A., & Polatakjko, H. J. (2007). Enabling occupation II: Advancing an occupational therapy vision for health, well-being, & justice through occupation. Ottawa, Ontario: CAOT Publications ACE.
Occupational therapy is “ the art and science of enabling engagement in everyday living, through occupation; of enabling people to perform the occupations that foster health and well-being; and enabling a just and inclusive society so that all people may participate to their potential in the daily occupations of life” p. 372
Townsend, E.A., & Polatajko, H . J. (2007). Enabling occupation II: Advancing an occupational therapy vision for health, well-being, & justice through occupation. Ottawa, Ontario: CAOT Publications ACE.
There is no such thing as a typical occupational therapy job - occupational therapists work in such a wide variety of areas. To see what one occuptaional therapist does click on the following health careers link.
“It is better to play than to do nothing. - Confucius ”