Definition of Occupational therapy

1. Noun. Therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life, especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities in spite of impairments or limitations in physical or mental functions.

Generic synonyms: Therapy

Definition of Occupational therapy

1. Noun. The therapeutic practice of encouraging better quality of life through the pursuit of work or other occupations. ¹

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Medical Definition of Occupational therapy

1. A form of therapy that encourages and instructs manual activities for therapeutic or remedial purposes in mental and physical disorders. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Occupational Therapy

occupational groups
occupational hazard
occupational hazards
occupational health
occupational health nursing
occupational health services
occupational lung disease
occupational medicine
occupational name
occupational neurosis
occupational safety and health act
occupational safety and health administration
occupational spasm
occupational therapist
occupational therapists
occupational therapy (current term)
occupy oneself

Literary usage of Occupational therapy

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1. Bulletin by Federal Board for Vocational Education, United States (1917)
"2~> V Technique of occupational therapy -26 VI Study of occupations in relation to occupational therapy 26 VII Methods of teaching 26 Qualifications of ..."

2. An Almanack for the Year of Our Lord by Joseph Whitaker (1869)
"Wi occupational therapy Professional qualifications are awarded after examination ... Grange Loan, Edinburgh and the Glasgow School of occupational therapy. ..."

3. Infections of the Hand: A Guide to the Surgical Treatment of Acute and by Allen Buckner Kanavel (1921)
"occupational therapy. Another interesting and important method in reeducating maimed and disabled FIG. ... So-called "occupational therapy" was used with ..."

4. Rehabilitation of the Wounded by Carl Kelsey (1918)
"PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL FOR occupational therapy BY MARGARET A. NEALL, Corresponding Secretary. The Philadelphia School for occupational therapy was organized ..."

5. Social Aspects of the Treatment of the Insane by Jacob Alter Goldberg (1921)
"occupational therapy AT STATE HOSPITALS After the assignment of patients to their wards, an attempt is made to give them some form of occupation suitable to ..."

6. The Kingdom of Evils: Psychiatric Social Work Presented in One Hundred Case by Elmer Ernest Southard, Mary Cromwell Jarrett (1922)
"V^ occupational therapy is a means of treatment of the insane in institutions and of psychopaths outside of institutions. In war time groups of occupational ..."

7. Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin by Public Affairs Information Service (1920)
"Quarterly p 39-49 F '20 What occupational therapy may mean to nursing. ... List of references on occupational therapy with special reference to military ..."

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