Columbus, Ohio. Attorney David Bressman has been representing car wreck victims since 1990. Based upon his experience, he has begun a series of posts designed to help the brain injury victim achieve the best, most successful recovery from this severe form of injury.
[CONT.]WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR IN AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST?
The following is by no means meant to be an exhaustive list of the questions or concerns you should have when choosing an occupational therapist nor is the following meant to disqualify any occupational therapist you are considering, these are meant to enable you to begin a discussion with the occupational therapist.
1. Look for licensing as, typically, such therapists must be licensed, requiring a master’s degree in occupational therapy, 6 months of supervised fieldwork, and passing scores on national and State examinations.
2. Do they work full-time in their profession? More than a quarter of occupational therapists work part time.
3. How often will the therapist assess and record your activities? Progress is an important part of an occupational therapist’s job. Accurate records are essential for evaluating clients, for billing, and for reporting to physicians and other health care providers.
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