Episode 2 of New PossibilOTs underscores the importance of goal setting in Occupational Therapy (OT), particularly emphasising occupation-based goals and how they differ to skill-based goals. Mahek and Larissa provide practical tips and examples for writing OT goals and discuss how these goals guide therapy sessions. They also evaluate on how goal setting can enhance communication with clients and families and the importance of key tools like COPM and GAS aid in prioritizing goals and tracking progress.
They also discuss goal measurement tools and skill-based assessments, highlighting the value of numerical measurements, adapting communication for diverse clients, and using assessment tools like BOT and Movement ABC. Mahek and Larissa stress the connection between assessment findings and occupation-based goals set by clients, emphasizing ongoing learning and reflection.
This episode encapsulates key themes such distinguishing between types of goals and effectively employing tools—while highlighting the pivotal role of evidence-based practice and thoughtful reflection in cultivating robust therapist-client relationships.
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