Foundations of Practice

Occupational Therapy Practice in Pediatrics

Contribution to the Interdisciplinary Process

Training and Certification


Credits and Acknowledgements

Last updated: 15-oct-12


Click on the links below to learn about the history of occupational therapy.

1910s - "Reconstructive Aides"

1920s - OT expands into mental illness

1930s - OT becomes more scientific

1942 - 1960 - the "Rehabilitation Movement"

1960s-1970s - Move to specialization

1980s - 1990s - Expanding the focus on health and well-being

2000s - Return to the roots of occupation

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