OT Assessment and Planning (OCCP5217)


Students will learn to determine and plan relevant occupational therapy strategies to address OT relevant needs of individuals. Students will learn to identify client problems as the clients see them and from different theoretical perspectives. Students will acquire the skills necessary to interview clients, assess their abilities and limitations in performing the daily activities which are appropriate to client roles, determine the extent of the mismatch between what clients would like to do and what they can do. Students will learn to identify problems with a range of clients with the focus being consumer (client) perspectives of problems. Students will learn to determine the appropriateness of, and select from a variety of assessment methods including interviews, clinical observation, standardised and non-standardised assessments and environmental evaluations. They will learn to clearly articulate the conceptual foundation and rationale for their choices.

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1-hr lecture/week, 2-hr tutorial/week


Occupational interview (30%), in class presentation of group case studies (3x10%) and final examination 2hr (40%)


Mary Law, Carolyn Baum, Winnie Dunn/Measuring occupational performance: Supporting best practice in occupational therapy/2/2005/13: 978-1-55642-683-4

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