On Monday, Brian Stephenson, Director of Occupational Therapy at Compass Community Health Care Center was the guest speaker at the Portsmouth Rotary luncheon in the Shawnee State University Sodexo Ballroom.
Stephenson opened by explaining not only rehabilitation and geriatric patients have a need for occupational therapy, but children do sometimes, as well.
“Children have certain things they need to do independently, too,” Stephenson said. “We want to help them have functional independence and quality of life.”
When occupation is mentioned most people think of a career: professor, banker or employment of some kind.
“A child’s occupation is play,” he said. That is how the therapy is designed, keeping children in mind.
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