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Research Article  |   May 1990
Networking: A Successful Linkage for Community Occupational Therapists
Author Affiliations
  • Janith M. Hurff, MA, OTR, is Coordinator of Transitional Teen/Adult Activities, University Affiliated Program, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. (Mailing address: PO Box 54700, Los Angeles, California 90054–0700)
  • Helen E. Lowe, OTR, is a Consultant in Mental Retardation, New Opportunity Workshops, Inc., Pasadena, California
  • Betty J. Ho, OTR, is Field Representative for Katherine Nack, City Councilwoman, Pasadena, California
  • Nancy M. Hoffman, OTR, is a Placement Specialist and Rehabilitation Consultant in private practice, Pasadena, California
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Practice
Research Article   |   May 1990
Networking: A Successful Linkage for Community Occupational Therapists
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1990, Vol. 44, 424-430. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.5.424
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1990, Vol. 44, 424-430. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.5.424
Abstract

The networking process involves the linkage of people, agencies, and community resources. This paper describes an application of networking and community involvement. The four authors, all occupational therapists, used their knowledge and skills to provide and extend health promotion services for disabled persons within their community. During this process, they extended the role of occupational therapy into nontraditional settings.