Occupational Therapy process

In the Occupational Therapy process, initially the person is assessed holistically using assessment tools, interviews and clinical observations. In the assessment/evaluation process the Occupational Therapist collects, organizes and interprets the information provided and then proceeds to define and set the intervention’s aims and goals. The Occupational Therapist and the client set and prioritize goals together, based on the client’s needs. The intervention is then planned.

Based on these goals, the intervention procedure begins by intervening in the projects themselves and in dealing with the client’s daily difficulties. The intervention can also take place in the client’s environment (physical, social, school, family, and friendly). The occupational therapist develops an intervention program based on the characteristics of the individual, their environment and their activities. Finally, there is a re-assessment (most often using assessment tools) on the basis of which they decide whether their goals have been met and therefore they should end the treatment, or continue the sessions.