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Historical foundations
Historical Foundations

  • Moral Treatment

    • Grounded in the philosophy that all people, even the most challenged, are entitled to consideration and human compassion.


Historical foundations1
Historical Foundations

  • Arts & Crafts Movement

    • Based on the belief that using one’s hands to make items connected people to their work, physically and mentally, and helped with restoring health


Historical foundations2
Historical Foundations

  • Founders

    • Susan Cox Johnson

    • George Edward Barton

    • Eleanor Clark Slagle

    • William Rush Dunton

    • Isabelle Newton

    • Thomas Kidner


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Historical Foundations

  • 1917

    • The National Society for the Promotion of Occupational Therapy

  • 1921

    • American Occupational Therapy Association

  • http://history.occupationaltherapy.dal.ca/Images/Jessie%20Luther%20with%20Client%20compressed.jpg


    Historical foundations4
    Historical Foundations

    • 1942-1960

      • Rehabilitation Movement



    Historical foundations5
    Historical Foundations

    • 1958

      • Occupational Therapy Assistant


    Centennial vision
    Centennial Vision

    • By the year 2017, we envision that occupational therapy is a powerful, widely recognized, science-driven, and evidence-based profession with a globally connected and diverse workforce meeting society’s occupational needs.

    Centennial vision1
    Centennial Vision

    • Powerful

      • Leadership role in health care delivery systems

      • Education as basis for power

      • Active in policymaking

      • Use of technology to provide services

      • Influence change to benefit society

    Centennial vision2
    Centennial Vision

    • Widely recognized

      • Clear, compelling public image

      • Consumer friendly language

      • Widespread understanding of OT

      • OT identity and scope protected by law

      • Value of occupation to health and wellness recognized by society

      • Increased OT consumer demand

    Centennial vision3
    Centennial Vision

    • Science-driven

      • Greater research capacity and productivity to develop new and more effective methods in OT practice

      • Science-based knowledge blended with occupation-based practice in all setting

      • Premier universities seek occupational scientists to engage in research

    Centennial vision4
    Centennial Vision

    • Evidence-based

      • All OT practice areas supported by evidence

      • OT efficacy data widely available

      • All payers cover OT because of efficacy, savings, benefits, etc.

    Centennial vision5
    Centennial Vision

    • Globally connected and diverse workforce

      • Global OT community

      • Increased involvement in members

      • AOTA is an essential tool of the profession

      • OT roles include: practitioners, educators, researchers, scientists, and entrepreneurs

      • Members reflect society’s diversity

      • New alliances with other professions

    Centennial vision6
    Centennial Vision

    • Occupational needs

      • Active participation in life contributes to health because it “enables individuals to utilize their biological capacities and potential” (Wilcox, 1993).

    Centennial vision7
    Centennial Vision

    • Occupational needs

    • That man, through the use of his hands as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of his own health.

      - Mary Reilly, 1961