Title

OTPF: Application to Early Intervention

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Publication Title

Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention

Department

Occupational Therapy

Abstract

The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process was first published in 2002 (American Occupational Therapy Association, 2002) with an intent to describe the domain of the profession and to outline a process for occupational therapy service provision. The Framework was established as a medium through which occupational therapy practitioners, educators, and researchers could articulate the profession's promotion of the health and participation of individuals, organizations, and populations through engagement in occupation. As a result, the Framework is embraced by occupational therapy practitioners as a process that highlights the unique domain of our profession … occupation. This process is grounded in occupation and is applicable to all practice areas, with context embedded within service delivery. A challenge to the implementation of the Framework for many practitioners has been a lack of explicit examples of its use with specific populations. Such paucity of exemplars extends to its use by occupational therapists working in early intervention. To address this need, an early intervention case study, with Framework terminology highlighted, is presented as an illustration of the Framework in action!

Volume

1

Issue

2

pp.

95-99

ISSN

1941-1243