occupational therapy

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of occupational therapy

:therapy based on engagement in meaningful activities of daily life (such 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

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First Known Use of occupational therapy

1915


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Defined for English Language Learners

occupational therapy

noun

Definition of occupational therapy for English Language Learners

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


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occupational therapy

noun

medical Definition of occupational therapy

: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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