Occupational therapists focus on assisting people who have mental, physical, developmental, or emotional disabilities. Their goal is to help clients have independent, productive, satisfying lives. This can be achieved with treatment by:
- Improving their ability to perform tasks in their daily lives and working environments
- Helping clients develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills
- Teaching clients to compensate for permanent loss of function
Occupational therapy gives people the “skills for the job of living”.