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Occupational Therapy: Values and Beliefs Series

In 2003, members of the AOTA Representative Assembly Coordinating Committee recognized that the philosophical and historical roots of occupational therapy were not known to all occupational therapy professionals. In response, the 2003 RA adopted a motion to form the Ad Hoc Committee on Historical Foundations, which was chaired by Kathlyn Reed and included Suzanne Peloquin and Christine Peters.

The subsequent series of articles, published in OT Practice magazine, illustrate how events and societal values of a given time period influenced the role and practice of occupational therapy.

• Values and Beliefs: Part I

• Values and Beliefs: Part II

• Values and Beliefs: Part III

• Values and Beliefs: Part IV

• Values and Beliefs: Part V