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Occupational Therapy
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY is a health profession, which addresses function of a differently able person and uses specific intervention procedures and activities to restore lost function, compensate for disability and promote health and wellness.
When a person become disabled due to any cause, he/she losses the ability to do even minimum activities of his daily life like feeding, dressing etc. Person losses hope for future and life stops for him. When occupational therapy intervenes in this condition patient redefines him self because the Occupational therapist is a skilled person who analyses, designs activities, implement activities to develop the skills of person with disabling ailments. Occupational therapist also a skilled person to design and fabricate need based supportive aids (Hand Splints), Modify the aids and appliances to make them more usable for the Persons with disability, designs new assistive devices enable the person to carryout his /her daily tasks.
It assesses physical, psychological and social functions of the individual, identifies areas of dysfunction and involves the individual in activity program to overcome disability and makes the person independent in all aspects of daily living.
Occupational Therapists have no limitation to work or intervene. They can work with normal as well as disabled, children as well as aged. Occupational therapy has started treading path in the new areas like Industrial rehabilitation & Ergonomic Interventions also.
In nutshell OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY is a noble profession, which improves the quality of life of persons with disability, and helps them to live with dignity.
Currently 20 recognized colleges are imparting Bachelor level education in Occupational therapy all over India. National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities (Divyangjan), Kolkata is a prime institute among them. Some institutions are running PG programs in Occupational Therapy including NIOH with support of Dept. of Health & Family Welfare, State Gov. of West Bengal and WBUHS, Kolkata.
A couple of Universities have started Ph.D. Hopefully NILD will not be behind and would take initiative to start Ph.D with support and cooperation of State Govt. of West Bengal and WBUHS.
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