[Source: ABC Therapeutics]
I have been sitting on some historical source material for quite some time. I have been studying the material extensively, trying to decide the best way to share the information, and at times just putting it all aside out of frustration.
When students learn about the founding of the occupational therapy profession they tend to read simple information in textbooks and it is somewhat devoid of context. History without context provides opportunity for misinterpretation, and this is something that I believe is important to try to avoid.
I am not a historian and I am not a biographer and I think this is why I have struggled with how to best present the information. My motivation was to share this before AOTA’s Centennial. We are well in advance of 2017 and so I hope that beginning to share this information now will help others who are interested in historical reflections as we approach the 100th birthday of the occupational therapy profession.