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Research Article  |   May 1981
The Delineation of the Role of Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Personnel
Author Affiliations
  • Diane Shapiro, M.A., OTR, was the Director of the AOTA Examination Development Project, 1383 Piccard Drive, Rockville, Maryland
  • Dale Brown was the Administrative Assistant for the AOTA Examination Development Project, 1383 Piccard Drive, Rockville, Maryland
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Research Article   |   May 1981
The Delineation of the Role of Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Personnel
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1981, Vol. 35, 306-311. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.5.306
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1981, Vol. 35, 306-311. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.5.306
Abstract

The role assumed by occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants during the first year of practice was delineated as part of an examination development project. The methods used to collect and analyze data obtained from several hundred therapists, assistants, and supervisors are described. A section of the results is presented to illustrate the differences and similarities found between the two levels of personnel.