The American Occupational Therapists Association (AOTA) Occupational therapy services typically include customized treatment programs to improve one’s ability to perform daily activities and can offer comprehensive home and job site evaluations with adaptation recommendations. OT personnel can offer treatment, adaptive equipment recommendations, and usage training after performance skills assessments with their client.
Programs include guidance to family members and caregivers, as well as information regarding work related topics, disability, and rehabilitation.
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Search their resources at MoveForward PT, offering a wide variety of physical therapy topic-specific videos or podcasts, or browse by symptoms, conditions, or diagnoses. Don’t miss their innovative tool the Interactive Body.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 150,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Great resource lists on hearing, speech, balance, and additional topics.
American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional. Music therapy interventions can be designed to improve communication, alleviate pain, promote physical rehabilitation, and more.
American Art Therapy Association (AATA) Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. Research in the field confirms that the creative process involved in artistic self-expression helps people to become more physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy and functional, resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills, manage behavior, reduce stress, handle life adjustments, and achieve insight.