Monthly Archives: April 2012

OT A to Z: E is for Eleanor Clarke Slagle

Often deemed the “mother” of OT in the United States, Eleanor Clark Slagle is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in the development of the field of occupational therapy. Biographical information about her is relatively scarce but they are some aspects … Continue reading

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OT A to Z: D is for Deprivation

The concept of occupational deprivation is not necessarily new in occupational therapy, but I do think it is one that continues to gain attention as the area of occupational justice continues to develop. Wilcock (2006) defined occupational deprivation as deprivation of occupational choice … Continue reading

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OT A to Z: C is for Conference

In the United States, April is OT Month. It is also the time when the AOTA annual conference is frequently held, as it is this year. I have been fortunate to be able to attend the AOTA conference quite a few times in … Continue reading

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OT A to Z: B is for Beliefs

I love the series, “This I Believe,” which is a public project in which people express their beleifs that serve as their guiding principles. Sometimes the essays are on a specific topic such as love or parenthood, whereas others are … Continue reading

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OT A to Z: A is for Adaptation

Aside from occupation, I am not sure there is a concept that is more inherent to occupational therapy than that of adaptation. While we see the concept of adaptation in other fields (biology, psychology, anthropology), I think the knowledge and … Continue reading

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