Celebrate the work of occupational therapists during April, which is Occupational Therapy Month. An occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant is part of a vitally important profession that helps people participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.
Through a holistic and customized approach to evaluations, interventions, and outcomes, children with disabilities can participate in school and in social situations, a person recovering from injuries can regain skills, an older adult can stay as independent as possible, and people of all ages and in all circumstances can lead better lives, thanks to the skills that only an occupational therapist can provide.
In providing professional liability insurance to occupational therapists, we also try to promote the work they do, and there are many ways to spread the word about the work of occupational therapists, according to the American Occupational Therapy Association’s website. For one, you should interact with the public and spread the word about how OT helps individuals of all ages live life to its fullest, and offer to deliver an informal speech to community service organizations, such as the Kiwanis and Rotary. Contact senior centers and offer to make a presentation on topics such as driver safety, managing daily tasks while coping with arthritis, gadgets for ease and safety in the kitchen, or time and energy saving tips.
You can also become involved with community service activities like Rebuilding Together or a backpack education event, and use the opportunity to promote the unique role that OT can play. Throw a party; invite former clients in for a celebration of their achievements and how they are living life to its fullest during OT Month. Ask them to bring friends and family.
Invite local government officials, serve refreshments, offer a tour, and take lots of pictures. Prepare an article for your in-house publication, and send a press release to your local media outlets.
These are a few of the suggestions. Remember, it is most important to just say “thank you” for the hard work of occupational therapists, who have helped countless people lead better lives. CPH & Associates thanks all of our clients who are occupational therapists. Thank you for the work you do in the community and for being our client!