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Other  |   April 1987
The Influence of the Arts-and-Crafts Movement on the Professional Status of Occupational Therapy
Author Affiliations
  • Ruth Ellen Levine, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Allied Health Sciences, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
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Other   |   April 1987
The Influence of the Arts-and-Crafts Movement on the Professional Status of Occupational Therapy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1987, Vol. 41, 248-254. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.4.248
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1987, Vol. 41, 248-254. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.4.248
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Abstract

This paper explores why occupational therapists use arts and crafts as therapeutic modalities. Beginning with the turn-of-the-century origins of occupational therapy, the paper traces the similarities and differences in the ideas and beliefs of the founders of occupational therapy and the proponents of the arts-and-crafts movement.