Occupational Therapy Law and Legal Definition
Occupational therapy is a type of rehabilitation therapy that uses real life activities in specific areas and with specific goals, to help patients of all ages prevent, lessen, or overcome physical disabilities. Occupational therapy helps patients maximize their functional capabilities at home, at work and play. The therapist develops a personalized program for each client tailored to meet their specific needs. Occupational therapy addresses a variety of conditions including upper extremity and hand injuries, neurological disorders and arthritis.
In the school system, occupational therapy is a related service under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and is designed to help a student with a disability benefit from special education. A child must be eligible for special education under IDEA before being considered for occupational therapy in the schools.
Legal Definition list
- Occupational Safety and Health Standard
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration Specialists
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Occupational Safety and Health Act
- Occupational Rent
- Occupational Therapy
- Occupational Tuberculosis
- Occupier's Liability
- Occupy The Field
- Occupying Agency
- Occurence Policy