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UNIFORM TERMINOLOGY
CHRONOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT
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PERFORMANCE AREAS
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Activities of daily living
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Work and productive activity
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Play or leisure activities
PERFORMANCE COMPONENTS
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Sensorimotor components
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Cognitive integration and components
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Psychosocial skills and components
PERFORMANCE CONTEXTS
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Temporal Aspect( Chronological, Developmental,
Life cycle And Disability status)
Environment Aspect( Physical, Social and
Cultural)
In 2002,
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A study was conducted to find out agreement
between therapists’ and uniform terminology on
definitions of terms
On the basis of the findings of the study it was
decided to abandon the use of uniform
terminology
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPTY PRACTICE FRAMEWORK
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Purpose to introduce: To categorize and
organize the field of Occupational Therapy in a
logically consistent manner that would be
understandable and accessible to person with the
field as well as external or outside readers.
Structure of framework: framework divided
into two components:
1. Domains
2. Process
DOMAINS
Explains:
 Profession’s purpose
 Profession’s focus and
 Areas in which it assists people
Categorization: into six main categories:
 Areas of Occupation
 Performance skills
 Performance pattern
 Contexts
 Activity demands
 Client factors
These main categories are divided into sub categories, sub
subcategories and so on. As for example
Areas of occupation is divided into seven categories:
1. Activities of daily living (ADL)
2. Instrumental activities of daily living (IADL)
3.Education
4. Work
5. Play
6. Leisure
7. Social participation
And social participation is categorize into three sub
subcategories:
1. community
2. family
3. Peer/ friends
PROCESS
EXPLAINS
 The method by which Occupational Therapy
Intervention takes place.
Categorization: into three main categories:
 Evaluation
 Intervention
 Outcomes
REFERENCES
The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework:
Domain and Process, AOTA Press.
 Butts D.S. & Nelson D.L.(2007): agreement
between Occupational Therapy practice
framework classifications and Occupational
Therapists' Classification. American Journal of
Occupational Therapy,61,512-518.
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