therapy (OT) is the use of assessment and intervention to develop,
recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations, of
individuals, groups, or communities. It is an allied health profession performed
by occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants (OTA).
OTs often work with people with mental health problems, disabilities, injuries,
Occupational Therapy Association defines an occupational therapist as
someone who "helps people across their lifespan participate in the things
they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities
(occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping
children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social
situations, injury rehabilitation, and providing supports for older adults
experiencing physical and cognitive changes."