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Research Article  |   January 1984
Changing Balance: Environment and Individual
Author Affiliations
  • Lela A. Llorens, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA, is Professor, Graduate Coordinator, and Chairperson, Department of Occupational Therapy, San Jose State University, San Jose, California 95192-0059
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Research Article   |   January 1984
Changing Balance: Environment and Individual
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 1984, Vol. 38, 29-34. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.1.29
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 1984, Vol. 38, 29-34. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.1.29
Abstract

The role of occupational therapy as a process for changing balance from dysfunction to function is discussed in this paper. The individual as the first level environment to be considered for balance in the occupational therapy process is emphasized. The role of purposeful activity as a change determinant and as a valued treatment modality is recognized as a practice factor that needs verification through research in conjunction with systematic study of the occupational therapy process.