“You treat a disease: you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you win – no matter what the outcome.” ~ Patch Adams

Living and Loving Life is a blog developed by Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) students at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Ilinois.  All blog posts are written by OTA students and reviewed by instructors, Ashley Harris, MSOTR/L, and Debbie Witsken, MSOTR/L. The purpose of this blog is to provide information about the world of Occupational Therapy and the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Lewis and Clark Community College.

So, what is Occupational Therapy (OT)?  OT is a client-centered health discipline that focuses on getting people back to doing activities they want and need to do, also known as occupations.  Occupational Therapy practitioners treat individuals from birth to death using creative, as well as evidence-based, methods.

Each OTA student has chosen Occupational Therapy as a career because he/she is passionate about making a positive difference, big or small, in a client’s life.  Occupational Therapy practitioners strive to promote Occupational Therapy as a profession, share our passion for OT, and help others live a more purposeful, meaningful and independent life.

OTA New Shirts

Students showing off their new shirts celebrating the 100th birthday of Occupational Therapy!

Description of OT from AOTA: https://www.aota.org/Consumers.aspx