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Research Article  |   May 1985
Three Frames of Reference in Work-Related Occupational Therapy Programs
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  • Cynthia Creighton, MA, OTR, is an assistant professor, Occupational Therapy Program, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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Research Article   |   May 1985
Three Frames of Reference in Work-Related Occupational Therapy Programs
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1985, Vol. 39, 331-334. doi:10.5014/ajot.39.5.331
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1985, Vol. 39, 331-334. doi:10.5014/ajot.39.5.331
Abstract

This paper discusses the relationship of a theoretical frame of reference to the implementation of a work-oriented program. Three frames of reference in occupational therapy are reviewed, and work-related theories and approaches available to therapists are categorized under each. Examples of the application of various frames of reference are given through an analysis of work programs described in the occupational therapy literature. We recommend that therapists select and apply frames of reference systematically when developing work programs to facilitate the development of a body of knowledge in this area.