Occupational Therapy Practice Framework. 

The Occupational Therapist’s Scope of Practice

Every occupational therapist adheres to their own scope of practice. The OT scope of practice is very clearly defined by the ‘Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (OTPF)’.  If you are curious about the compotencies and education of an occupational therapist that makes them experts in their scope of practice,  please feel free to CLICK HERE.  See a snapshot of an occupational therapist’s scope of practice below:

ASPECTS OF THE DOMAIN OF

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

OCCUPATIONS

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Instumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) 
  • Rest and Sleep 
  • Education
  • Work
  • Play
  • Leisure
  • Social Participation

CLIENT FACTORS

  • Values, beleifs, and spirituality
  • Body Functions
    • Mental Functions
    • Sensory Functions
    • Neuromusculoskeletal and movement-related functions
    • Muscle Functions
    • Movement Functions
    • Cardiovascular, Hematological, Immunological, and respirtatory system functions
    • Voice and speech functions, metabolic and endocrine functions
    • Skin and related structure functions
  • Body Structures
    • Nervous System
    • Eyes, ear, and related structures
    • Voice and speech
    • Cardiovascular, immunological, and respiratory
    • digestive, metabolic, and endocrine
    • Structures related to movement
    • Skin and related structures

PERFORMANCE SKILLS

  • Motor Skills
  • Process Skills 
  • Social Interaction Skills

PERFORMANCE PATTERNS

  • Habits
  • Routines
  • Rituals
  • Roles

CONTEXTS AND ENVIRONMENTS

  • Cultural
  • Personal
  • Physical
  • Social
  • Temporal
  • Virtual

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