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Occupational Therapist

Geriatrics 213

Approaches to Screening and Assessment in Gerontological OT, OT Intervention Process with Aging Adults


Part I: Approaches to Screening and Assessment in Gerontological OT

• Describe selection of assessment tools that suit continuous quality improvement concepts within an evidencebased, client-centered care model
• Identify the methods, challenges, and uses of assessment in gerontological OT
• Describe considerations in assessment instrument selection for good practice, including utility of standardized and nonstandardized instruments, determination of reliability and validity, and suitability for client sample review some of the factors OTs must take into account when choosing or designing assessment tools

Part II: OT Intervention Process with Aging Adults

•    Describe the major steps in the occupational therapy intervention process
•    Understand why it is important to encourage client input and client choice in occupational therapy goal setting
•    Explain how life roles and meaningful occupations change in later life
•    Describe three actions occupational therapy practitioners can take during therapy with their older adult clients to enhance their clients’ participation in meaningful occupations
•    Give examples of how knowledge about the ethnicity and socioeconomic background of the client can enrich the practice of occupational therapists

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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