|University of Tennessee, Memphis OT Student Home Page|
|What is Occupational Therapy?
As students and practitioners we are asked this question over and over again. The role of an OT varies greatly form setting to setting. Here are some of our definitions of occupational therapy:
* OTs use purposeful and meaningful activity to assist people of all ages with disabilities
to become independent in their daily activities.
* OT provides you with a balance of independence at home, at work, and at play.
* OTs help people with the nuts & bolts of life.
* PTs get the person up and running; OTs do the fine tuning.
Occupations are not just what we normally call work; but they are meaningful, ordinary, and familiar activities that people do every day.
|Here is a list of some of our favorite links:
University of Tennessee, Memphis OT Home Page
American OT Association (AOTA)
Tennessee OT Association (TOTA)
American OT Foundation (AOTF)
OT Internet World
National Organization of Rare Diseases Database
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities Publications
PubMed Search Engine
Microsoft Accessibility Home Page
University of Memphis Special Ed Links
Center for Creative Play - Adapting Toys
Sign Language Dictionary
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
National Parkinsons Foundation
National Council on Aging
Other Helpful Sites
APA - Referencing Web Pages
Jericho Road: Non-Profit Clearinghouse
Crochet Home Page
Just for Fun
Elvis Presley Online (What self-respecting Memphis site wouldn't have an Elvis link!)
Blue Mountain E-Cards
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|Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.|
|Man through the use of his hands, as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of his own health.
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
St. Francis of Assissi
It is neither wealth nor splendor but tranquility and occupations which give happiness.
Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me and I'll understand.