Occupational Therapy and You

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

We commonly think of occupation as work, but life’s occupation is not confined to the workplace.

“Occupation” in occupational therapy refers to everything that you do in life – at home, at work, at school, and in your community.

Occupational therapists are trained to analyze an individual’s ability to participate in all of their activities of daily living – their occupations.

The Canadian Model of Occupational Performance and Engagement guides occupational therapists to consider the dynamic relationship between an individual’s physical, cognitive, and psychological status, their physical, cultural and social environment, and their functioning in normal life (CAOT, 1997, 2007)