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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photos from the 50s

learning to use crayons

Check out photos from the 1950s of occupational therapy in action.

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wounded warriors

"you gave us our lives back"

Watch videos to inspire your occupational therapy practice.

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therapeutic gardening

photos of the first years of OT

Explore photos from the 1910s of early occupational therapy practitioners and clients.

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1990s
Integrating Into the Community After Injury

The occupational therapist helps this man transition into the community following an injury.

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1990s
Using Adaptive Devices for Physical Disabilities

The occupational therapist worked with this patient to create an adaptive device for insulin injections.

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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.

We're JUst Getting started!

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!