Occupational Therapy

The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists of Canada identifies the seven main roles of occupational therapists as a/n:

  1. Expert in enabling occupation
  2. Communicator
  3. Collaborator
  4. Practice manager
  5. Change agent
  6. Scholarly practitioner and
  7. Professional

Occupational therapists are highly trained health-care professionals. Effective 2008, entry level education requirements in Canada include a professional Master’s degree in occupational therapy.

Occupational therapists define an occupation as much more than a chosen career. Occupation refers to everything that people do during the course of everyday life.  Each of us have many occupations that are essential to our health and well-being.  Occupational therapists believe that occupations describe who you are and how you feel about yourself. A child, for example, might have occupations as a student, a playmate, a dancer and a table-setter.