An occupational therapist focuses on developing and maintaining people's skills to carry out their everyday occupations such as work/school, self care, leisure and play.
Occupational therapists work with clients who may have temporary or permanent disruption to their lives caused through illness or disability. They are also involved in health promotion. Therapists work with clients, families and carers and are a key member of health care teams.
Occupational therapists work with people of all ages from infants to the aged. They work in community centres, pre-schools, schools, charitable organisations, industry, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, private practice, universities and pharmacies.
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