OT Month

April is OT Month!

By: Marie Serrado

As April rolls around, it’s time to celebrate Occupational Therapy Month! This month is dedicated to honoring the invaluable contributions of occupational therapists (OTs) and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) in improving lives and fostering independence. Join us in recognizing the dedication of these professionals as they empower individuals to lead fulfilling lives through meaningful activities.

Occupational Therapy:

Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants are dedicated to enhancing your ability to engage in the meaningful activities that matter most to you in your daily life. Through personalized interventions, occupational therapy utilizes everyday activities to foster your health, well-being, and participation in significant life pursuits. This encompasses a wide range of activities that hold personal significance, such as self-care, family responsibilities, professional endeavors, community involvement, and educational pursuits, among others.

The Role of Occupational Therapy:

According to AOTA, occupational therapy provides recommendations for:

  • Activities of daily living (such as bathing, dressing, and eating)
  • Adaptive equipment (such as shower chairs, or equipment to make daily tasks easier)
  • Caregiver and family training
  • Planning and making the most of daily routines
  • Returning to work, school, and leisure activities
  • Techniques to aid in memory, concentration, and executive functioning (e.g., planning and prioritizing, functional cognition)
  • Falls prevention and home safety and accessibility


As we commemorate Occupational Therapy Month this April, let us acknowledge the profound impact of occupational therapists and assistants in empowering individuals to live fulfilling and independent lives. Through their dedication and expertise, they help people engage in meaningful activities and overcome challenges, fostering health, well-being, and participation in all aspects of life. Let’s continue to honor and support the invaluable work of occupational therapy professionals in our communities.