According to the publisher, the book incorporates concepts from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Occupational Therapy Practice Framework
, and provides most of the core knowledge required for both Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals low vision certification examination and AOTA specialty certification in low vision.
Although professional documents, such as The Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics (American Occupational Therapy Association [AOTA], 2015) and the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework
(AOTA, 2014b), place value on the concept of client centeredness, these documents are mainly concerned with providing services to clients and patients.
This view has been supported by the inclusion of motor and process skills (Fisher & Kielhofner, 1995; Kielhofner, 2002) along with communication and interactions skills (Forsyth, Salamy, Simon & Kielhofner, 1998) in the occupational therapy practice framework
The occupational therapy practice framework
of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) states, "Achieving health, well-being, and participation in life through engagement in occupation is the overarching statement that describes the domain and process of occupational therapy in its fullest" (AOTA, 2014, p.
The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework
3rd edition (2014) referred to occupation as "central to a client's (person's, group's, or population's) identity and sense of competence and have particular meaning and value to that client" (p.