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professional philosophy

refers to the set of values, beliefs, truths, and principles that guide the practitioner's actions.

categories of occupational performance

*Rest and sleep
*Social participation
"And I ran energetically while Lindsey stared"

The role in which the activity is being performed gives meaning to it as an


OT believes that humans learn through experience

thinking, feeling, doing

OT emphasizes_________as the primary mechanism for learning and relearning.



a general class of human actions that are goal directed.


the basic units of behavior and are the simplest form of an action (i.e. reaching for a ball).

goal directed behavior implies

that the person is focused on the goal of the activity rather than the process involved in achieving the goal

_________ _________ and _________ systems are elicited when a person engages in occupations and activities.

sensorimotor, cognitive, and psychosocial

Occupation as a means

use of a specific occupation to bring about change in the client's performace.

Occupations as an end

the desired outcome or product of intervention and is derived from the person's values, experiences, and culture.


a change in function that promotes survival and self-actualization.


examines the values of a profession and what is considered just and right in terms of the profession.

What 3 things fall under axiology for OT?

concepts of client centered care, quality of life, and ethics.


the belief that the client should be treated as a person, not an object.


unselfish concern for the welfare of others


treating all persons equal with an attitude of fairness and impartiality and respecting each individual's beliefs, values, and lifestyles in the day to day interactions.


an individual's right to exercise choice and to demonstrate independence, initiative, and self direction.

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