Person Environment Occupation
The Person Environment Occupation (PEO) Model guides how our students are taught to analyze occupational performance learning to reason about the needs of the person (or population) in the context of their environment and meaningful occupations. Students learn to incorporate theory, research evidence, as well as subjective and objective data from their observations and interactions to inform their clinical reasoning.
A seminal source for this model is: Law, M., Cooper, B., Strong, S., Stewart, D., Rigby, C., Letts, L. (1993). The Person-Environment-Occupation Model: A transactive approach to occupational performance. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 63 (1).
A Distinguished Scholar Lecture by Mary Law entitled, Participation in the Occupations of Everyday Life, was published in the November/December 2002 AJOT.