Introduction

History

Foundations of Practice

Occupational Therapy Practice in Pediatrics

Contribution to the Interdisciplinary Process

Training and Certification

Resources

Credits and Acknowledgements

Last updated: 15-oct-12

Foundation of Practice

To appreciate the field of occupational therapy it is important to take a look at the foundation or domain of our practice. After reviewing this, you will apply this foundation to the practice of pediatric occupational therapy.

The domain of occupational therapy practice is diagrammed below. Click on the terms in the figure to learn more.

Domain of Occupational Therapy Practice

Domain of Occupational Therapy Practice

Click on each of the following terms:

Occupations
Activities of Daily Living
Education
Work
Play
Leisure

Performance Skills
Motor Skills
Process Skills
Communication Skills

Performance Patterns
Habits
Routines
Roles

Environmental Context
Cultural Context
Physical Context
Social Context
Personal Context
Spiritual Context
Temporal Context
Virtual Context

Client Factors
Body Functions
Body Structures

Activity Demands

The domain of occupational therapy is multifaceted. These are key principles to appreciate:

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