Contributions of the Profession of Occupational Therapy to the Understanding of the Phenomenon of Play as an Occupation
After reading this chapter, the reader will:
- Describe the unique contribution of occupational therapy to the understanding of play as a phenomenon.
- Explain the profession’s views on play both historically and currently.
- Differentiate play as an occupation from play as a tool.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning of play for children.
- Situate occupational therapy’s role within the changing societal context for play.
- Formulate a plan for collaboration with other “play ambassadors and champions” to improve the state of play.
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Kuhaneck, H. M. (2023). Contributions of the profession of occupational therapy to the understanding of the phenomenon of play as an occupation. In H. M. Kuhaneck & S. L. Spitzer, S. L. (Eds.), Making play just right: Unleashing the power of play in occupational therapy (2nd ed., pp. 55-76). Jones & Bartlett Learning.