WORLD OT DAY & ITS IMPORTANCE

First launched in 2010, World Occupational Therapy Day was conceived by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), to promote and celebrate Occupational Therapy as a profession internationally.

Occupational Therapy, for those who have never heard the term, is “a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement.” WFOT (2012)

The WFOT encapsulates 80 national OT organisations so World OT Day is able to promote Occupational Therapy, locally, nationally and internationally. This year WFOT is partnering with Online Technology for Occupational Therapy (OT4OT) to bring the “OT 24 hour Virtual Exchange” to everyone around the world with live online lectures being held on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2015, with experts from all corners of the globe.

For more information on World OT Day please visit http://www.wfot.org/AboutUs/WorldOTDay.aspx to support this celebration of hugely important work!

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