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Research Article  |   December 1980
A Model of Human Occupation, Part 4. Assessment and Intervention
Author Affiliations
  • Gary Kielhofner, M.A., Dr. P.H., OTR, is Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • Janice Posatery Burke, M.A., OTR, is Director of Training in Occupational Therapy, University Affiliated Program, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, California, and Clinical Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • Cynthia Heard Igi, M.A., OTR, is Project Director, Special Services for Groups, Inc., and in private practice, Los Angeles, California
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Research Article   |   December 1980
A Model of Human Occupation, Part 4. Assessment and Intervention
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, December 1980, Vol. 34, 777-788. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.12.777
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, December 1980, Vol. 34, 777-788. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.12.777
Abstract

This paper, the last of four, completes the presentation of a model of human occupation. Its purpose is to illustrate how a model of occupation can be applied in clinical practice. Three major assumptions concerning occupational therapy that underlie this model are described, the three parts of the model presented earlier are reviewed, and the use of the model in assessment to generate plans for treatment is discussed. Four case histories are used to demonstrate assessment and intervention.