In this episode of the New PossibilOTs podcast, Mahek and Larissa explore the world of assessments in paediatric occupational therapy, specifically focusing on standardised assessments and their best practices. They categorise the assessments into three main types: self-reported assessments, observational assessments, and skill-based assessments with standardised scores. Mahek and Larissa also discuss the evolving use of assessments in paediatric OT, moving from a traditional approach of setting goals based on standardised assessments to a more function-based model, highlighting the importance of using assessments to guide clinical reasoning and intervention. Tune in to this episode of the New PossibilOTs podcast to gain valuable insights into the world of assessments in paediatric occupational therapy. Mahek and Larissa’s exploration of standardised assessments and their best practices, along with their discussion on the shift towards a function-based model, offers a comprehensive view of how assessments can inform and enhance paediatric OT practice.
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