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Research Article  |   August 1981
Studies of Play: Implications for Growth, Development, and for Clinical Practice
Author Affiliations
  • Linda L. Florey, M.A., OTR, FAOTA, is Associate Chief of Rehabilitation Services, Child Division, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, California
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Research Article   |   August 1981
Studies of Play: Implications for Growth, Development, and for Clinical Practice
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1981, Vol. 35, 519-524. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.8.519
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1981, Vol. 35, 519-524. doi:10.5014/ajot.35.8.519
Abstract

The clinical yields of studies of play conducted by graduate students in occupational therapy are identified, and the boundaries of the studies are described. The theme of change in play over time is acknowledged as prominent in all the studies. Open systems and hierarchy are helpful concepts for understanding the process of change in growth and development through play. Clinical tasks to facilitate the change process are cited.