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Research Article  |   November 1982
Independence Through Activity: Mind, Body, and Environment Interaction in Therapy
Author Affiliations
  • Linda Madigan DiJoseph, M.S., OTR/L, is Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, State University of New York at Buffalo, New York
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Research Article   |   November 1982
Independence Through Activity: Mind, Body, and Environment Interaction in Therapy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1982, Vol. 36, 740-744. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.11.740
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1982, Vol. 36, 740-744. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.11.740
Abstract

Philosophy, theory, and practice are not separate entities but lie on a continuum. Our philosophy in occupational therapy speaks to purposeful activity and Man as an active being. In treatment, we must integrate philosophy and theory into practice, including the use of activity as our primary tool. We must also integrate activity into the totality of motor behavior and consider mind, body, and environment in all areas of practice.