Practice Gems from the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (4th edition)
Course Length: 1 contact hour (.1 AOTA CEU)
PRIMARY Presentation Category: General and Professional Issues
SECONDARY Presentation Category: Occupation-Based Practice
Intended Audience: Introductory
This presentation will include a review of key concepts from the OTPF-4, with an emphasis on sharing how these ideas can be applied in practice. This presentation will incorporate examples of how OTPs have used these concepts to serve their clients. Attendees will participate in a case study application of incorporating OTPF-4 into practice and documentation.
This presentation will review key concepts from the OTPF-4, including summarizing significant changes from the OTPF-3. The presentation will emphasize key concepts and ideas (“gems”) that OTPs with a variety of experience and working in a variety of practice settings can apply in their practice to serve their clients, and will include clinical examples. Key concepts that will be shared include:
- The inclusion of health management as an occupational category
- The emphasis on providing services to groups and populations
- The cornerstones of occupational therapy practice
- The variety of intervention types that can be used to support occupation
- The inclusion of virtual environment as a context
Learners will apply the concepts of the OTPF-4 to a case study and leave the course feeling confident in using this valuable document to better identify occupational therapy’s distinct value in practice. Learners will understand the wide domain that OTP’s have to address areas of occupation and better understand the process to lay out a comprehensive plan to address occupational performance.
- Describe the changes to the OTPF included in the 4 th edition of the document
2. Describe the occupation of health management and how the OTPF-4 can be used to support addressing this occupation
3. Identify the cornerstones described in the OTPF-4 to recognize the distinct value of occupational therapy.
Company Affiliated With: Idaho State University
Financial Disclosure: No financial payout made for this presentation
Non-Financial Disclosure e.g. Member of; or, No Non-Financial Disclosures: Both presenters are faculty members of ISU
Amanda Henscheid, OTD, OTR/L is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Occupational Therapy program at Idaho State University on the Meridian campus. Prior to joining the ISU faculty in August 2021, Amanda practiced in skilled nursing facilities for 11 years. Amanda is passionate about the scholarship of teaching and learning, teaching students to use theory to guide practice, interventions to support academic success among college students with disabilities, dementia, and building meaningful and occupation-based programming for long-term residents of skilled nursing facilities.
Joanne Trammel, MS, OTR/L is the Program Coordinator and Clinical Senior Instructor in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Idaho State University. Joanne founded and developed the program in 2016 and has seen it through initial ACOTE accreditation and the recent re-accreditation process. Prior to ISU, Joanne has worked for the past 30 years in all aspects of the profession focusing on the adult population. Her most recent clinical area of practice was with the acute geriatric psychiatric population and this is where she developed a passion for helping those affected by dementia navigate the diagnosis.