Occupational Therapy Outline

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Occupational Therapy Speech 2 Outline Purpose Statement: By the conclusion of my speech, I would like the audience to be informed about what an Occupational Therapist does and what type of education credentials are needed to perform that job. Thesis Statement: Ever wonder how people with disabilities deal with everyday life? How do they take care of their homes? How do they adjust to the work environment? By reading this information you will find out that they learn to deal with these situations with the help of an Occupational Therapist. Introduction: Imagine you get into a car accident and you end up without movement on the left side of your body. You wonder who is going to help you deal with your disability at home or work. Stop wondering, this…show more content…
What is Occupational Therapy? A: Occupational Therapy is a profession concerned with promoting health and wellbeing through occupation. ■ The most important goal of occupational therapy is to enable disable people to participate in the daily life activities. B: Occupational therapists care for people with disabling mental, physical, developmental, and emotional problems. ■ They help them develop skills to help them deal with their daily living activities and work skills (Transition: Now that I defined Occupational Therapy, let’s look at what type of education or training is needed to become an Occupational Therapist.) II. What kind of education or training does an Occupational Therapist needs to exercise this profession? A. An Occupational therapist needs a master's degree or a more advanced degree -- Biology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, liberal arts and anatomy are all valid college majors. B. In the United States occupational therapists must be licensed within their state in order to practice and volunteer work or internship is a

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