April is OT Month – Add These Resources to Your Toolbox!

The American Occupational Therapy Association has declared April to be Occupational Therapy Month! Occupational therapists (OTs) are clinically trained professionals who help people with disabilities and those recovering from illness and injury to do the things they want and need to do through daily activities (occupations). According to AOTA “common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes” (What is Occupational Therapy?). This great video from the Shepherd Center shows OTs and their clients working in the kitchen.

The OTs we met at last year’s AOTA conference were always on the lookout for new tools, toys, and resources to use with their clients. They packed their conference bags with everything from bookmarks and factsheets to modeling clay and multi-tools! In honor of their resourceful spirits, here’s a conference-bag-worth of resources from the NIDILRR community you can order or download, free of charge, and use in your practice!

There’s more research on occupational therapy from the NIDILRR community in our REHABDATA database. Browse through abstracts of journal articles, reports, and videos indexed in our collection. If you find something you would like to order from our document delivery service, just make a note of the accession number (beginning with J, R, or O) and give us a call at 800/346-2742, email us at naricinfo@heitechservices.com, or chat with an information specialist to place your order. Document delivery is available for just 5¢ per page ($5 minimum)!

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