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The practice of occupational therapy by an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant includes, but is not limited to, intervention directed toward:
(1) assessment and evaluation, including the use of skilled observation or the administration and interpretation of standardized or nonstandardized tests and measurements, to identify areas for occupational therapy services;
(2) providing for the development of sensory integrative, neuromuscular, or motor components of performance;
(3) providing for the development of emotional, motivational, cognitive, or psychosocial components of performance;
(4) developing daily living skills;
(5) developing feeding and swallowing skills;
(6) developing play skills and leisure capacities;
(7) enhancing educational performance skills;
(8) enhancing functional performance and work readiness through exercise, range of motion, and use of ergonomic principles;
(9) designing, fabricating, or applying rehabilitative technology, such as selected orthotic and prosthetic devices, and providing training in the functional use of these devices;
(10) designing, fabricating, or adapting assistive technology and providing training in the functional use of assistive devices;
(11) adapting environments using assistive technology such as environmental controls, wheelchair modifications, and positioning;
(12) employing physical agent modalities, in preparation for or as an adjunct to purposeful activity, within the same treatment session or to meet established functional occupational therapy goals; and
(13) promoting health and wellness.