JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – During the month of April, occupational therapists around the world are celebrated for their work and what they do.
Occupational Therapy is a form of therapy for those recuperating from physical or mental illness that encourages the performance of activities required in daily life.
According to The American Occupational Therapy Association:
[An] occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant is part of a vitally important profession that helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
The Anne Carlsen Center is one of many different employers of occupational therapists. Emily Krapp works with the Anne Carlsen Center.
Krapp says she works a lot with infants in occupational therapy.
Kris Nitschke is the group leader of the Anne Carlsen Center’s occupational therapy department. She says how they work is based off different age groups.
Nitschke says each service is client central, meaning what they do is based on what each individual needs. She says there are different types of occupational therapists as well.
For more on Occupational Therapy, visit aota.org. Listen to a full interview with Emily Krapp and Kris Nitschke below.
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