occupational therapy

noun
a form of therapy in which patients are encouraged to engage in vocational tasks or expressive activities, as art or dance, usually in a social setting.

Origin:
1910–15

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occupational therapy
 
n
med treatment of people with physical, emotional, or social problems, using purposeful activity to help them overcome or learn to deal with their problems
 
occupational therapist
 
n

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occupational therapy n.
Abbr. OT
The use of productive or creative activity in the treatment or rehabilitation of physically or emotionally disabled people.


occupational therapist n.
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Example sentences
He struggled through occupational therapy the following morning, shivering and complaining of the cold.
Occupational therapy may help with feeding and performing tasks.
Occupational therapy is important and improves daily living activities and social participation.
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