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About Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapist helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • An individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals.
  • Customized intervention to improve the person’s ability, activities, and reach established goals.
  • An outcome evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.

Occupational Therapy services may include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, schools), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in how it is used, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting to the environment that fits the person. The occupational therapist is an integral part of the therapy team.

Mission

The Occupational Therapy program is committed to excellence in providing students with an education rooted in theory and driven by evidence-based values. We strive to develop progressive professionals who are critical thinkers, scholars, and leaders in the field to meet the unique needs of the Kingdom.

Vision

The vision of Occupational Therapy program at CAMS is to impact the field of occupational therapy positively through education, practice, and research. The OT program will become the leader in occupational therapy education, producing occupational therapists who strive for and maintain the integrity of the profession, initiate necessary change in health care practice and policy, conduct evidence-based research, and integrate authentic occupational therapy practice with the most recent advancements in knowledge and technology.

Values

Teamwork: Committed to fostering an environment that promotes respect, courtesy, and collaboration among all members of the health care team and the patients and their families.

Professionalism: Dedicated to providing excellent rehabilitative care that integrates evidence-based practice and research.

Respect: Treating everyone with dignity and observing the cultural differences of other people.

Stewardship: Using resources wisely while advancing the mission of service to the community.

Integrity: Serving patients according to the highest ethical standards in a reliable, accountable, and transparent manner.

 

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