The Haitian Association of O.T. exists to advocate for persons with handicapping conditions, support member practitioners, represent their interests and those of their service users by influencing national policy, developing the workforce, leading innovation in occupational therapy practice and research, and promoting the importance of occupation as a route to and outcome of health and wellbeing.
We are writting a new Vision Statement
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is the art and science of enabling engagement in everyday living, through occupation; of enabling people to perform the occupations that foster health and well-being; and of enabling a just and inclusive society so that all people may participate to their potential in the daily occupations of life
What Qualification do OTs in Haiti have?
The Occupational Therapist is a highly-trained health care professional who acquired a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from a WFOT recognised institution.
Occupational Therapy is a health care profession based on the knowledge that purposeful activity can promote health and well-being in all aspects of daily life. The aims are to promote, develop, restore and maintain abilities needed to cope with daily activities to prevent dysfunction. Programs are designed to facilitate maximum use of function to meet demands of the person’s working, social, personal and domestic environment. The essential feature of occupational therapy is the active involvement of the person in the therapeutic process. Occupational therapists receive education in social, psychological, biological and medical sciences, professional skills and methods. Fieldwork studies form an integral part of the course.
Where does O.T. works at?
OTs work with individuals of any ages and a variety of physical and/or psychosocial needs.
OTs are seen in hospitals, schools, community services, clinics, rehabilitation centers and workplace; in the public or private sector. They work in prevention as well as in acute, secondary and tertiary care.