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a form of therapy in which patients are encouraged to engage in vocational tasks or expressive activities, as art or dance, usually in a social setting.
(med) treatment of people with physical, emotional, or social problems, using purposeful activity to help them overcome or learn to deal with their problems

occupational therapy n.
Abbr. OT
The use of productive or creative activity in the treatment or rehabilitation of physically or emotionally disabled people.
occupational therapist n.


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