Occupational therapy (OT) is the use of activities to help people who have suffered injury or disability to be as independent as possible in daily life. Occupational therapists (OTs) work with people of all ages and abilities, including children, adults and the elderly.
OT intervention at Life is client-centred, and will vary based on individual needs. Your first meeting with the therapist will take the form of an assessment that will guide the therapeutic activities conducted during future visits.
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About the Therapist
Raquel Martinez MSc, OTR, OTD received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at Columbia University, her Doctoral degree at Boston University and is currently completing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University. She is the Owner/Director at Life Occupational Therapy Limited, a private clinic which treats children of various needs in Trinidad and Tobago. She also provides parent and teacher trainings to help advocate for the emerging field of OT in her country, as well as, for the needs and rights of the differently-abled. Her goal, and the topic of her doctoral research, is to play a part in the universalization of OT services, so that even those who can least afford it, can access treatment.
Raquel is the Programme Director (Ag) in the Master of Occupational Therapy programme at the University of the Southern Caribbean, the first and only programme in the region. She is the Secretary of the Trinidad and Tobago Occupational Therapy Association (TTOTA) and the Caribbean delegate to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT). She enjoys being involved in research and is honoured to be on the editorial board of WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation.