So what exactly does an occupational therapist do?
How many times have you heard that question? Occupational Therapists provide a wide range of services that don’t easily summarize into sentence or two. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a movie that everyone had seen, and you could say, remember _____ in the movie, ______? That’s what I do!
Unfortunately, movies that portray Occupational Therapists are few and far between. However, there are some that are worth watching, and if you haven’t seen the following suggestions yet, you should make time to watch them with your friends and family. Then, finally, they will understand exactly what kinds of things you do everyday!
Temple Grandin (2010)
Mainly associated with Occupational Therapy, this excellent biopic explores how to help those with autism succeed and how those with autism can help us succeed. An accomplished film with magnificent performances.
Another Year (2010)
Though this movie does not focus on Therapy, there is a character who plays an Occupational Therapist and it is interesting to see the main character’s reaction to her. Excellent movie.
Another Year was nominated for “Best Original Screenplay” at the Academy Awards
Did we miss any movies that portray Occupational Therapists? Tell us about your favorites in the comment section below!
Thanks, and happy movie watching.