Littleton Celebrates OT Month!

Littleton Rehab’s OT team once again promoted OT Month in their facility to educate residents, staff and families. They not only hung a large informational and colorful board in the hallway, but each of the Littleton staff was given a small gift with a message about occupational therapy. The message was written by AOTA president Ginny Stoffel: “Occupational therapy addresses real, down to earth, everyday life issues. We are true to our profession when our practice results in helping people reengage in everyday life activities that hold meaning, purpose and value for them.”

What is Occupational Therapy? Spread the word!OT Month 1

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent-or live better with-injury, illness, or disability. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals, customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science. Learn more at: