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noun
a form of therapy in which patients are encouraged to engage in vocational tasks or expressive activities, as art or dance, usually in a social setting.
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Origin of occupational therapy

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for occupational therapy

occupational therapy

noun
med treatment of people with physical, emotional, or social problems, using purposeful activity to help them overcome or learn to deal with their problems

Derived forms of occupational therapy

occupational therapist, noun
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