The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
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Hacking & DEsign

"We Were the original makers"

Occupational therapy was on the main stage at TED 2016, when OT Holly Cohen gave a TED talk about accessible design.

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historical video

A Historical Look at 100 Years of OT

This video describes some of the defining moments of occupational therapy over the past 100 years.

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Al Roker Thanks OT

"my son's future
is limitless"

Thankful for his son’s future, Al Roker thanks occupational therapy

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1990s
President Bush Signs OT Day Proclamation in 1992

National Occupational Therapy Day proclamation on October 14,1992

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1980s
Therapeutic Value of Exercise

A dance instructor and occupational therapist work with patients to maximize therapeutic value of exercise.

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photos of the profession

With 100 years of photographs from OT in the Army in WWI to today, browse through our selection of OT through the years.

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We hope you're enjoying exploring occupational therapy's history. This is only the beginning! We will continue to add to this site throughout 2017!

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