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Decide If Becoming an OT Is Right For You

Are you interested in becoming an occupational therapist (OT)?  Maybe you’re just curious about the OT profession, or you’re seriously contemplating going into the wonderful field of occupational therapy. Either way, this article is for you! First off, if you’re brand-new to OT, you may be wondering what exactly is occupational therapy, or “OT” for […]

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What is the PEOP Model? Person-Environment-Occupation Performance

The Person-Environment-Occupation Performance (PEOP) model was first developed in 1985 by Baum and Christiansen during the time when the biomedical model was widely used. The biomedical model is extremely clinician-based and only focuses on the physical processes (like injury or disease) and doesn’t consider the person’s individual factors. The PEOP model, however, focuses heavily on […]

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Top Occupational Therapy Assessments in Acute Care

Patients in the acute care setting are admitted with the goal of medical stability. Occupational therapists provide an important role not only in the physical rehabilitation of the patient while admitted to acute care, but also with providing the recommendations for post-acute care and discharge. OT is especially qualified for making these recommendations, as we […]

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The Critical Role of Occupational Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit

Occupational therapy has a unique and important role in the intensive care unit (ICU). A history of OT in the ICU, the environment, specialized equipment, diagnoses, and the importance of OT’s contribution in the ICU, as well as evaluation and intervention, will be covered in this article. Early treatment proposes the opportunity to decrease ICU […]

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