Occupational Therapist

Grouping: Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers

Occupational Therapist (Taxonomy Code# 225X00000X) is a health care provider taxonomy defined by National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC), American Medical Association.

Taxonomy Overview

Taxonomy Code 225X00000X
Classification Occupational Therapist
Grouping Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers
Number of Providers 86405

Definition Occupational Therapist

An occupational therapist is a person who has graduated from an entry-level occupational therapy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or predecessor organizations, or approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), or an equivalent international occupational therapy education program; has successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience required by the occupational therapy program; has passed a nationally recognized entry-level examination for occupational therapists, and fulfills state requirements for licensure, certification, or registration. An occupational therapist provides interventions based on evaluation and which emphasize the therapeutic use of everyday life activities (i.e., occupations) with individuals or groups for the purpose of facilitating participation in roles and situations and in home, school, workplace, community and other settings. Occupational therapy services are provided for the purpose of promoting health and wellness and are provided to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction. Occupational therapists address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of occupational performance in a variety of contexts to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being, and quality of life.
Notes: Source: The Guide to Occupational Therapy Practice, 2nd edition. Bethesda: American Occupational Therapy Association, 2007. [7/1/2008: definition changed, added source]

Classification Information Occupational Therapist

All Specializations of Occupational Therapist

Specialization Definition
General An occupational therapist is a person who has graduated from an entry-level occupational therapy program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) or predecessor organizations, or approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT), or an equivalent international occupational therapy education program; has successfully completed a period of supervised fieldwork experience required by the occupational therapy program; has passed a nationally recognized entry-level examination for occupational therapists, and fulfills state requirements for licensure, certification, or registration. An occupational therapist provides interventions based on evaluation and which emphasize the therapeutic use of everyday life activities (i.e., occupations) with individuals or groups for the purpose of facilitating participation in roles and situations and in home, school, workplace, community and other settings. Occupational therapy services are provided for the purpose of promoting health and wellness and are provided to those who have or are at risk for developing an illness, injury, disease, disorder, condition, impairment, disability, activity limitation, or participation restriction. Occupational therapists address the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory, and other aspects of occupational performance in a variety of contexts to support engagement in everyday life activities that affect health, well-being, and quality of life.
Driving and Community Mobility Occupational therapists can optimize and prolong an older driver’s ability to drive safely and ease the transition to other forms of transportation if driving cessation becomes necessary. By identifying strengths as well as physical or cognitive challenges, occupational therapists can evaluate an individual’s overall ability to operate a vehicle safely and recommend assistive devices or behavioral changes to limit risks. Occupational therapy practitioners offer a continuum of services related to community mobility, from evaluation of driving performance, through counseling and support for lifestyle changes, to maintaining independence and quality of life.
Environmental Modification Occupational therapy practitioners are experts at identifying the cause of difficulties in performance of activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. Occupational therapy practitioners evaluate the client, their environment, and their occupational performance in that environment, as well as make recommendations for products to improve the fit between the client, place, and activity. Occupational therapists can evaluate both the skills of the client and the environmental features that support or limit the performance of meaningful or necessary activities, thereby enhancing health, safety and well-being. Based on this assessment, they recommend modification and intervention strategies that improve the fit between the person and his or her environment.
Ergonomics Definition to come...
Feeding, Eating & Swallowing Occupational therapists provide interventions to clients of all ages with feeding, eating and swallowing difficulties. Occupational therapists provide comprehensive rehabilitative, habilitative, and palliative dysphagia care, which includes collaborating with clients to provide individualized compensatory swallowing strategies, modified diet textures, adapted mealtime environments, enhanced feeding skills, preparatory exercises and positioning to clients, reinforcement of mealtime strategies to enhance and improve swallowing skills, and training to caregivers to enhance eating and feeding performance. Occupational therapists provide screening and in-depth clinical assessment which may include instrumental dysphagia assessments including videofluroscopy.
Gerontology Occupational therapists work with older adults in virtually every setting: assisted living, wellness programs, hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers, clinics and in the home. Occupational therapists bring an understanding of the importance of participation and occupation for overall well-being to those who are experiencing disabling conditions related to aging. The primary overarching goal of occupational therapy services with this population is to maximize independence and participation, thereby enabling an older person to continue to live successfully in his or her chosen environment. Occupational therapists can help older adults by developing strategies to help or maintain safety and well-being, to assist with life transitions, and to compensate for challenges they experience in activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, leisure participation, social participation, and productive activities.
Hand Definition to come...
Human Factors Definition to come...
Low Vision Occupational therapists enable children and adults with visual impairment to engage in their chosen daily living activities safely and as independently as possible. This is accomplished by 1) teaching the person to use their remaining vision as efficiently as possible to complete activities; (2) modifying activities so that they can be completed with less vision; (3) training the person in use of adaptive equipment to compensate for vision loss, including high and low technology assistive devices; and (4) modifying the person’s environment.
Mental Health Occupational therapists provide treatment for people recovering from a mental or physical illness to regain their independence and stability and to engage in normal daily occupations (work, home, family life, school, leisure). Occupational therapists provide particular emphasis on interventions that result in improved quality of life and decrease hospitalization.
Neurorehabilitation Definition to come...
Pediatrics Occupational therapists provide services to infants, toddlers and children who have or who are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Occupational therapy is concerned with a child's ability to participate in daily life activities or "occupations." Occupational therapists use their unique expertise to help children with social-emotional, physical, cognitive, communication, and adaptive behavioral challenges and to help children to be prepared for and perform important learning and school-related activities and to fulfill their rule as students. Through an understanding of the impact of disability, illness, and impairment on a child's development, plan, ability to learn new skills, and overall occupational performance, occupational therapists design interventions that promote healthy development, establish needed skills, and/or modify environments, all in support of participation in daily activities.
Physical Rehabilitation Occupational therapists are experts at helping people lead as independent a life as possible. Occupational therapists bring an understanding of the physical and psychological implications of illness and injury and their effects on peoples' ability to perform the tasks of daily living. Occupational therapists provide interventions that can aide a person in completing ADL and IADL tasks, such as dressing, bathing, preparing meals, and driving. They also may fabricate custom orthotics to improve function, evaluate the environment for safety hazards and recommend adaptations to remove those hazards, help a person compensate for cognitive changes, and build a persons’ physical endurance and strength. Occupational therapists' knowledge of adapting tasks and modifying the environment to compensate for functional limitations is used to increase the involvement of clients and to promote safety and success.

Group Information Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers

All Classifications of Respiratory, Developmental, Rehabilitative and Restorative Service Providers

Classification Specializations
Anaplastologist
Art Therapist
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Dance Therapist
Developmental Therapist
Kinesiotherapist
Massage Therapist
Mastectomy Fitter
Music Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Orthotic Fitter
Orthotist
Pedorthist
Physical Therapist
Physical Therapy Assistant
Prosthetist
Pulmonary Function Technologist
Recreation Therapist
Recreational Therapist Assistant
Rehabilitation Counselor
Rehabilitation Practitioner
Respiratory Therapist, Certified
Respiratory Therapist, Registered
Specialist/Technologist

Providers Information

Occupational Therapist · All Providers

NPI Name Address
1568000321 Deena Alpert 259 Grandview Ave, Suffern, NY 10901-2806
1982242731 Morgan Hudgens 1005 Willow Springs Dr, Louisville, KY 40242-7943
1730727629 Erika Watts 100 Tarrar Springs Road, Sped, Lexington, SC 29072
1609414507 Samantha Johanne Tatum 610 E Brannon Road Suite 200, Nicholasville, KY 40356
1366080186 Trisha Wood 4535 Southwestern Blvd Ste 808, Hamburg, NY 14075-1860
1568009454 Tiffany Soleimani 92 Wildwood Rd, Great Neck, NY 11024-1223
1437796331 Brooke Bailey 3624 Citrus Trce, Davie, FL 33328-2633
1881231710 Maureen Kafkis 900 Pine Tree Ln, Winnetka, IL 60093-1323
1386281319 Tricia M Sartor 550 Hartford Tpke, Vernon, CT 06066-5017
1386281244 Dannielle Kealy 183 Devon Farms Rd, Stormville, NY 12582-5269
1720625627 Alexandra Josephine Eberle 46 Pleasantview Ave, New Providence, NJ 07974-2452
1790322733 Rebecca Fried 631 Academy St Apt 4b, New York, NY 10034-5010
1316584352 Alyssa Suzanne Pearce 209 Cherry St Unit 209, Milford, CT 06460-3501
1184261067 Shafaunis Mitchell 100 Hamilton Pointe Dr Ste 115, Byron, GA 31008-6271
1275170235 Amy Braley Love Joy Adhc, 10293 Rockingham Dr, Sacramento, CA 95827
1225675283 Celia D Reeves 106 Poppyfield Ct, Katy, TX 77450-1543
1164069217 Jonathan Patrick Bopes 500 Jefferson St Ste B, Pella, IA 50219-1255
1144867250 Denise Larocca 2765 Darley Ave, Boulder, CO 80305-6305
1326685405 Patricia Lynn Arakelian 287 Turnpike Rd Ste 285, Westborough, MA 01581-2883
1699312702 Katelyn Yeaman 5601 E 5th St Unit 3111, Tucson, AZ 85711-2462

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