OTs do it with a helping hand
Along with minority health awareness, library workers, STDs and organ donation, April 2009 is also Occupational Therapy month.
Occupational therapy enables people of all ages live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent?óÔé¼ÔÇØor live better with?óÔé¼ÔÇØinjury, illness, or disability. It is a practice deeply rooted in science and is evidence-based, meaning that the plan designed for each individual is supported by data, experience, and ?óÔé¼?ôbest practices?óÔé¼?Ø that have been developed and proven over time. (AOTA)
The 2009 OT Month theme is autism. The American Occupational Therapy Association provides some useful resources on autism at their site PromoteOT.org
Here at LSUHSC we have an active Department of Occupational Therapy. In 2008 OT students volunteered to rebuild houses in the Broadmoor area. You can find other newsworthy events from LSUHSC OTs on the department news page.