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Purpose: Gather information about the history and evolution of occupational therapy (OT) practice in North Dakota and Wyoming through life histories of individuals who have been influential in developing OT in these states. Our participant was one of thirty-one participants for the larger study. The KawaModel was used to guide our data collection process and we implemented interview questions that reflected the model. The KawaModel was designed for cultures who value a collectivist mindset (Iwama, 2006). The water represents life flow, the river side walls and bottom represent the environment, rocks represent problematic life circumstances that disrupt water flow, and driftwood illustrates personal attributes, assets, liabilities, and values that impact life flow (Iwama, 2006; Boyt, Gillen, & Scaffa, 2014).
Occupational Therapists, Biography [publication type]
Gayton, Sydney and Rick, Madisyn, "Evolution of Occupational Therapy Practice: Life History of Dr. Julie Grabanski, PhD, OTR/L" (2018). Oral History Posters. 47.