Occupational therapy enables people to achieve health, well-being and life satisfaction through participation in occupation.
“Occupational therapists view people as occupational beings. As occupational beings, people are intrinsically active and creative, needing to engage in a balanced range of activities in their daily lives in order to sustain health and wellbeing. People shape, and are shaped by, their experiences and interactions with their environments. They create identity, purpose and meaning through what they do and have the capacity to transform themselves through conscious and autonomous action.
The purpose of occupational therapy is to enable people to fulfil, or to work towards fulfilling, their potential as occupational beings. Occupational therapists promote activity, quality of life and the realisation of potential in people who are experiencing occupational disruption, deprivation, imbalance or isolation. We believe that activity can be an effective medium for remediation, facilitating adaptation and re-creating identity” (COT, 2014).
The following higher learning institution is accredited to offer training in Occupational Therapy: