we first need to understand who we were and where we came from.
The History of Occupational Therapy: The First Century by Drs. Lori T. Andersen and Kathlyn L. Reed follows a chronological timeline, providing discussions and reflections on the influence of various personalities, politics, legislation and policy, economics, socio-cultural values, technology, and educational factors that led to the progressive maturation of the profession.
The History of Occupational Therapy: The First Century includes photographs of pioneers, leaders, and advocates of occupational therapy; pictures of occupational therapy artifacts, including newspaper clippings and historical documents; maps showing historical locations in occupational therapy practice and education; and sidebars that give glimpses into personalities and events.
- The only historical book on the profession’s first 100 years
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- Features glimpses into occupational therapy personalities
Robert Bing, President, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1983
About the Authors
Foreword by Charles H. Christiansen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA
Chapter 1 The Formative Stages: Ancient Times to 1900s
Chapter 2 Conception and Formal Birth: 1900s to 1917
Chapter 3 World War I: 1917 to 1920s
Chapter 4 Standard Setting: 1920s to 1940s
Chapter 5 Rapid Growth and Expansion: 1940s to 1960s
Chapter 6 Turning Points: 1960s to 1970s
Chapter 7 Back to Philosophical Base: 1970s to 1980s
Chapter 8 Search for a Unifying Theory: 1980s to 1990s
Chapter 9 Time of Conflict: 1990s to 2000s
Chapter 10 Looking to the Future: 2000s to 2010s
Chapter 11 On the Road to the Centennial Vision and Beyond
Appendix A Presidents of NSPOT and AOTA
Appendix B Executive Officers of NSPOT and AOTA
Appendix C Locations of Headquarters for NSPOT and AOTA
Appendix D Official Organ/Journal of NSPOT and AOTA
Appendix E Annual Meetings of NSPOT and AOTA
Appendix F Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecturers and Lectures.
Appendix G AOTA Award of Merit Recipients
Appendix H AOTA Membership Summary
About the Editors
Kathlyn (Kitty) L. Reed, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, MLIS, is Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman’s University, Houston, Texas. She completed her basic education in occupational therapy at the University of Kansas, received a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Western Michigan University, obtained a doctorate in special education from the University of Washington, and was awarded a second master’s in information and library studies from the University of Oklahoma. She has been active in occupational therapy for over 50 years as a practitioner, educator, and consultant. Reed has authored several textbooks in occupational therapy and co-authored textbooks in physical therapy and speech-language pathology. She was named a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in 1975, received the AOTA Award of Merit in 1983 and presented the Eleanor Clarke Slagle lectureship at the AOTA annual conference in 1986. She has served in the AOTA Delegate and Representative Assemblies representing three different state associations and was chair of the AOTA Ethics Commission. She is a member of the Texas Occupational Therapy Association, the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and the Society for the Study of Occupation. Her interests include tracking assessments developed by occupational therapists