Asked by: Bjorg Puscharovsky
asked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020

What are the different types of occupational therapy?

The nine occupational therapy specialties available to OTs and OTAs include:
  • Gerontology (BCG)
  • Mental Health (BCMH)
  • Pediatrics (BCP)
  • Physical Rehabilitation (BCPR)
  • Driving and Community Mobility (SCDCM or SCDCM-A)
  • Environmental Modification (SCEM or SCEM-A)
  • Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing (SCFES or SCFES-A)

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Considering this, what type of patients need occupational therapy?

OT is very common for patients of all ages. Impaired children, injured soldiers, or the elderly with reduced muscle function commonly opt for this form of treatment.

Down's Syndrome

  • Duchene Muscular Dystrophy.
  • Developmental delay.
  • Dyspraxia.
  • Learning Difficulties.
  • Sensory Processing Disorder.
  • Spina Bifida.

One may also ask, what exactly does an occupational therapist do? Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.

Considering this, what are the 8 areas of occupation?

8 Areas of Occupations and Examples

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Essential and fundamental needs to take care of oneself.
  • Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) Complex activities in caring for self and others.
  • Education. Activities for learning including formal and informal education.
  • Work.
  • Play.
  • Leisure.
  • Social Participation.
  • Rest and Sleep.

What type of OT makes the most money?

According to WebPT's OT Salary Guide, research and development (which can be considered non-clinical), home health, and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) offer the highest pay to OTs.

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