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occupational therapy

noun

Simple Definition of occupational therapy

  • medical : treatment that helps people who have physical or mental problems learn to do the activities of daily life

Full Definition of occupational therapy

  1. :  therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life (as self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction) especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities despite impairments or limitations in physical or mental functioning

occupational therapist noun

1915

First Known Use of occupational therapy

1915


Medical Dictionary

occupational therapy

noun

Medical Definition of occupational therapy

  1. :  therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life (as self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction) especially to enable or encourage participation in such activities despite impairments or limitations in physical or mental functioning




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