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Research Article  |   September 1988
Occupational Therapy Knowledge: From Practice to Theory
Author Affiliations
  • Anne Henderson, PhD, OTR, is Professor of Occupational Therapy at Boston University–Sargent College Allied Health Professions, One University Road, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
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Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Features / 1988 Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture
Research Article   |   September 1988
Occupational Therapy Knowledge: From Practice to Theory
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September 1988, Vol. 42, 567-576. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.9.567
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September 1988, Vol. 42, 567-576. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.9.567
Abstract

This paper discusses the place of occupational therapy technology in practice and the growth of scientific technology. It is suggested that practice is an important source for the development of technological theory. A historical review of the treatment of hand dysfunction in cerebral palsy is presented as an illustration of the development of a specific occupational therapy technology.