- 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.
Origin of occupational therapy
First recorded in 1910–15
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- med treatment of people with physical, emotional, or social problems, using purposeful activity to help them overcome or learn to deal with their problems
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- The use of productive or creative activity in the treatment or rehabilitation of physically or emotionally disabled people.
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