Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Donna Gutierrez
ROSWELL -- The Occupational Therapy Program at ENMU-Roswell is now accepting applications from interested residents.
"Now is the time to pursue a career in occupational therapy," said Pat Herrera, director. "Occupational Therapy is a health profession which helps people whose lives have been affected by physical or mental illness or injury. Clients who benefit from occupational therapy include infants and children, working-age adults, and older persons whose condition affects their ability to engage in everyday activities or 'occupations,'" she said.
Examples range from basic activities like bathing, dressing, and eating to more complicated tasks like using a phone or computer; driving a car; writing a check; managing a home and family; or returning to work and school.
Occupational therapists help children to learn and grow. Clients with mental illness learn to develop appropriate behavior that allows them to live in society. The elderly learn to take care of themselves and their homes.
Well-paying and rewarding jobs are available for trained occupational therapists. To join ENMU-Roswell's Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, call 624-7267 or 624-7349 for enrollment information.