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Occupational therapists help people "live life to its fullest!" Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Occupational therapy assists people in developing the "skills for the job of living" necessary for independent and satisfying lives.

Children and adults with any kind of disability or development delay may struggle with the tasks of everyday life. They may have physical or mental problems that make it hard to do daily things.  They may have suffered an injury or been in an accident. No matter what the cause, it is important for people to be able to do the activities that they need and want to do in their life. As an occupational therapist, you can help them! Therapists collaborate with individuals with disabilities or who are aging in the use of adaptive equipment, making environmental changes, and regaining or building skills.