Therapy And Assessment
Speciality: Occupational Therapist (Ot)
Occupational therapists develop individual and group programs with people affected by illness, injury, developmental disorders, emotional or psychological problems or ageing to maintain, restore or increase their ability to care for themselves and to engage in work, school or leisure. They also develop and implement health promotion programs with individuals, community groups and employers.
A university degree in occupational therapy including supervised fieldwork is required or graduation from an occupational therapy program approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is accepted in some provinces. Completion of the national certification examination may be required. Licensure with a regulatory body is required in most provinces. Membership in the national association, Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, is required in some provinces. Occupational therapists may obtain expertise in a particular area through additional training or experience.