OT Corner: Ten Things to Know About Modifying Activities and Assistive Technology
[Source: Hand in Hand]
Occupational therapists specialize in designing and implementing interventions to maximize client success. OT’s are trained in the science and the art of analyzing an activity, changing it up to make it a “just right challenge” based on a client’s interests and his or her individual area of need, and making use of the activity as a highly effective therapeutic tool in a clinical setting.
As stated by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in 1993, “an occupational therapy practitioner grades or adapts a chosen activity for an individual to promote successful performance or elicit a particular response.”
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