OTPF Resources

The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework was developed and published by AOTA and therefore, resources related to the OTPF are primarily found with AOTA at

American Occupational Therapy Association. (2002). Occupational therapy practice framework: Domain and process. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 56, 609-639.

This is the AJOT that published the original OTPF


OT Practice, American Occupational Therapy Association, May 26, 2008. Molly Asks Column, p. 48.

This monthly column in OT Practice interviews Susanne Smith Roley, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA who is the chairperson of AOTA’s Commission on Practice (COP). The COP recently revised the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process. In this column, Susanne Smith Roley talks about the changes to the OTPF and how these changes reflect the profession and the practice of occupational therapy.


Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners, May 26, 2008. The Practice Framework in the School Setting: Why and how it applies. Carrie Carlson, p. 36-38.

This article discusses ways in which the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework applies to the school setting. It includes an Observation Worksheet that can be used to help keep the focus of observations and intervention on occupational performance rather than impairment. 


OT Practice, American Occupational Therapy Association, June 30, 2008. A Framework for Change. Jean McKinley-Vargas and Kati Thomas, p. 10-15.

This article describes how the occupational therapy department in the Price George’s County  (Maryloand) Public Schools worked to develop a practice model around which they defined service delivery consistently across schools and therapists, and how the OTPF substantially influenced this process.





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