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occupational therapy assistant





Occupational therapy assistants support occupational therapists by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. They work under the supervision of an occupational therapist.

Scope note

Includes people working with students. Includes people performing staff supervision.

Alternative Labels

support worker in occupational therapy

OT assistant

OT support worker

occupational therapy assistant

assistant in occupational therapy

occupational therapy rehabilitation assistant

technician in occupational therapy

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: