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Research Article  |   April 1990
A Critical Analysis of Occupational Therapy Approaches for Perceptual Deficits in Adults With Brain Injury
Author Affiliations
  • Maureen E. Neistadt, MS, OTR/L, is a Senior Lecturer, Tufts University–Boston School of Occupational Therapy, Medford, Massachusetts 02155
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Neurologic Conditions / Traumatic Brain Injury / Practice
Research Article   |   April 1990
A Critical Analysis of Occupational Therapy Approaches for Perceptual Deficits in Adults With Brain Injury
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1990, Vol. 44, 299-304. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.4.299
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1990, Vol. 44, 299-304. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.4.299
Abstract

Research about occupational therapy interventions for adult perceptual deficits is needed to examine the relative efficacy of different treatments and to scrutinize the theoretical assumptions underlying those treatments. The former purpose relates to providing optimal services to consumers; the latter, to advancing the knowledge base of the profession. Both of these purposes can be achieved if research questions are derived from the assumptions underlying treatments. This paper delineates those assumptions and suggests some research questions and strategies with which to test them.