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Occupational therapy (1st of 4)

Occupational therapy

Therapist Keith Morton-Macphail works with eight-year-old Trey Hess, a pupil at the Mt Roskill primary school's Endeavour Centre for children with special needs, in 2009. Occupational therapists help people with physical and mental disabilities to learn to perform everyday or 'occupational' tasks, including preparing food, driving cars or using computers.

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Allison Kirkman, 'Health practitioners - Health-care practice', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Allison Kirkman, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 Apr 2018