Occupational Therapist

OTA level usually deals with treating the injured individuals, illpeople who visit the healthcare or disabled individuals. OTA spendhis or her time attending the patient so that they can recover andimprove their status and thus continue with their routines.Occupational therapist has to ascertain that home or the environmentthat the patient is living is favorable and fits to him or her.

The professionalgoals of OTR are to ascertain that the disabled and ill person can beattended and perform his or her activities alone. It implies that theprimary goal is to make sure that the person is independent and doesnot depend on the society (Greenwell, 2003). The second goal is to becompetent in his or her responsibility. By interacting with thepatient the OTR is expected to make sure that he or she will use hisknowledge to help the patient to recover from the illness. Excellenceis the third goal where the practitioner needs to record theperformance through reporting to the head of the department(Ivanovic, 2010). The practitioner needs to be accountable andmaintain ethical standards that meet the requirements of theoccupational therapist.

The fourth goal isto make sure that he or she has an impact to the society bycontributing positively. For instance, by helping the needy in thesociety they are contributing positively to the society. The fifthgoal is striving to attain interpersonal skills that are required sothat the OTR can have a good relationship with the patient.Communication is paramount in OT since if the patient is mishandledit implies that he or she may never open up to the OTR so that he orshe can be attended.


Greenwell, J. (2003). Parent perceptions of occupation-basedoutcomes using sensory integration techniques at an outpatientfacility.

Ivanovic, M. (2010). Theoretical orientation and personality ofthe therapist: A graduate student sample.