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Occupational Therapy Case Study

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Running head: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CASE STUDYOCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CASE STUDYName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor note
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CASE STUDY1Table of ContentsAnswer 1..............................................................................................................................2Answer 2..............................................................................................................................2Answer 3..............................................................................................................................4Answer 4..............................................................................................................................5Answer 5..............................................................................................................................8Answer 6..............................................................................................................................9References..........................................................................................................................11
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CASE STUDY2Answer 1In my first fieldwork placement, Michael (14) is my first client, who studies in a specialaspect class within a mainstream school. He studies in the 9thyear and his family, teachers andother therapists are working hardly to make him fluent in the life skill development from pastone year. He has already acquired few household skills such as making his own bed, managingmoney, using bank accounts and the most important, how to walk to school from home. Michaelis quite happy going through these therapies.I will be using PEOP model or Person Environment Occupation and Performance modelto connect to my client and his family (Hammell & Iwama, 2012). The reason for choosing thismodel is the usage of Bio psychological model to influence a person’s occupational performance.This model will assist me to evaluate Michael’s strengths and weaknesses due to the fact that itestablishes long and short-term goals for the patient, based on his past history and perceptions(Désiron et al., 2013). His teachers, assessors and family members will help to acquire all theseknowledge. Finally, depending on all the evaluations, Michael, his family and the occupationaltherapist will decide the occupational goals to achieve. Hence, it is an evidence-based practicecompletely focused on core values (Scaffa & Reitz, 2013).Answer 2I used PEOP model to understand the need and ability to perform of my client, Michael.Hence, according to the occupational therapy for Michael, the assessment tools has been decided(Christiansen, 2014). these tools are:Cognitive assessment of Minnesota or CAM method to assess the mental state ofthe client.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY CASE STUDY3Barthel index of activity of daily living or Barthel ADL.Canadian Occupation Performance Measure (COPM)safer tool or home visitsCAM assessment method– cognitive assessment of Minnesota is a measurement tool tounderstand an overview of the cognitive functioning in people living with disabilities or elderlyadults. This assessment tool is generally applied as a baseline study to understand the impact ofthe interventions applied on the person with disability. Understanding from this assessment helpto guide the intervention or further assessment in right path and determines the time for theoccupational therapy. Using this assessment tool, a wide range of cognitive skills can beassessed. The hierarchy of the cognitive skills can range from being simple to complex(Gusmao-Flores et al., 2012). These are – information storage, handling of past information,judgment and consciousness about the local society and intellectual thinking. The things, whichare being tested, are attention ability, object matching, identification of relations and objects.Math skills, money organization skills, safety and judgment of difficulties, intellectual cognitiveskills, foresight, preparation, and so on (Scott, McIlveney & Mallice, 2013).Barthel ADL and COPM-It is an ordinal scale, which is generally used to measure theperformance of people living with disabilities. These people are going through a life skilldevelopment training to acquire the skills of tasks for daily living. The performance is dividedinto several parts and each part is rated with a given point and ranked accordingly (Duffy et al.,2013). The ranking uses ten variables to describe ADL. The higher the number, the greater thelikelihood of staying alone at home or independently. External factors also affect the score ofeach item. These ten variables are- the person’s ability to groom alone, assistance needed for
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