What are standardized assessments in occupational therapy?

What are standardized assessments in occupational therapy?

Occupational performance-based assessments are defined as those standardized or nonstandardized methods that involve a therapist observing an individual’s performance at daily activities (e.g., FIM and PASS) [11] or a client’s self-perception of his/her occupational performance over time (e.g., COPM).

Can an OTA perform assessments?

However, if permitted by the relevant state practice act, the OTA may provide additional information on the client’s performance or administer some standardized assessments once service competency has been demonstrated.

How long does an OT assessment take?

between 2-4 hours
These assessments will normally last between 2-4 hours and includes discussions with parents, professionals e.g. school staff, therapists and social care and carers as part of the holistic process.

What is the safer home assessment?

The SAFER-HOME was developed to evaluate change to the home following a home safety intervention. This outcome measure looks at change in safety over time. While the SAFER identifies safety concerns, the SAFER-HOME addresses the extent to which it is a concern.

What can I expect from an occupational therapy assessment?

The OT will explore your: Management of daily tasks (showering, dressing, toileting, personal hygiene, sleep, nutrition etc.) and if there are any challenges that may be impacting your ability to complete these tasks.

What are three common assessment instruments used to diagnose possible sensory processing disorders?

The review of different studies using PRISMA criteria or Osteba Critical Appraisal Cards reveals that the most commonly used tools are the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, the Sensory Processing Measure, and the Sensory Profile.

How do you assess ADLs?

ADLs may be measured by self-report, proxy/caregiver/informant report, and/or direct observation. These tools obtain a general sense of the level of assistance needed and the type of setting that is most appropriate for the patient.

What is an OTA not allowed to do?

An OTA can state or write observations but cannot make an evaluation or determine a need for occupational therapy services. This must be determined by an OT. The OT interprets the information provided by the OTA and integrates that information into the evaluation and decision-making process.