Client Preferences: A Case Study

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Intervention Techniques Client Preferences OT is a client-centered profession. It is pertinent that client’s individuality and preferences are met and addressed. During an evaluation, a therapist is able to interview a client to determine likes, dislikes, and therapy goals. At GSH, OTs try to emulate activities based on client preferences. One example where preference and individuality are often seen at this facility is with pediatric clients. Wood reported that cartoon characters are used on a visual scanning chart for children who may have visual deficits to make the activity fun. The use of characters makes the activity more relatable and enjoyable for the child, all while improving visual function and working towards the occupation of…show more content…
The second edition of the OTPF also emphasizes that humans are occupational beings for the sake of one’s health and independence (AOTA, 2008). At this particular outpatient clinic, the OTPF is used to identify and explain the meaning of certain terms such as IADL or purposeful activity to clients, family members, other practitioners, and insurance companies. This framework is used when processing claims for insurance companies, and it can be seen when therapists use specific language to explains how therapeutic activities support health and function. When OTs collaborate at this facility, they use common language pertaining to OT which allows them to maintain service competency. The goal of the therapists at this facility is to work with clients so that they can perform their occupations as efficiently as…show more content…
According to Wood, it is essential that the frames are used on a daily basis during evaluations and interventions. Throughout the setting, Wood ORT/L reported using the behavioral frame of reference and the neurological frames of reference. The neurological frames of reference is based on the concept of brain plasticity and because Wood works with many clients who suffer with brain injuries, his interventions are geared towards improving brain activity. The behavioral frame of reference is another frame that he uses often with all of his clients because it is critical that practitioners treat clients with respect, but also important that positive behaviors are rewarded. Closing
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