Occupational Therapy Practitioner Role in the Implementation of Worksite AccomodationsBy Shamber, Shoshana; Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 185-194
Publication Date: 2005
Article discusses the role of the occupational therapist in the implementation of workplace accommodations for people with disabilities. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, injured workers have the right to return to work if they are able to perform their duties. Occupational therapists can play a significant role is helping employees, employers, and human resource personnel in determining accommodations to enable a qualified employee with a physical or mental disability to participate in the workforce. Two case studies are outlined in which occupational therapists advocated for workplace accommodations on behalf of clients with disabilities.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J48748