Disc 1 Response

Disc 1 Response

Disc1 Response

Disc1 Response

Iagree that the information gathering process affected the decisionsof the Occupational Therapist in the sense that the focus ofintervention was interfered with. The teacher’s referralrecommending OT was preferred rather than that of the therapist(Kielhofner, 2008). The teacher’s suggestion was based on theinability of John to move and coordinate in the classroom. Theassessment was meant to identify occupational needs which neededoccupational intervention but there’s more in OT than this. Thetherapist acted on the idea of the teacher before carrying out theassessment fully to have surety that interventions were actuallyneeded.

Istrongly agree with the use of MOHO to increase service delivery tothe client. In the case of John, much emphasis has been put on thecomplex process of change in respect to wants, strengths andweaknesses of the John. By identifying the strengths of a client,this human model helps the therapist to put more emphasis in theareas of strengths (Schell, 2013). Since there’s extensiveinformation collected on the process, the volition concepts areresearched in detail and therefore this model is client centered.

Themodel is of great importance as far as occupational therapy isconcerned. It enables therapists use basic knowledge and equipmentsnecessary to make sound judgment. But based on my experience, Idisagree on the advantages of MOHO and recommend that it needs muchdevelopment and advancement so that it can properly and efficientlysupport occupational therapy and intervention assessment. It’s inmy view that MOHO lacks to a large extent the effects of theenvironment on the behavior of humans. As well, the dialectic processbetween the environment and the humans is not appreciated. Lastly, inthe process of intervention, the subsystems of violation have notbeen dealt with extensively.

References

Kielhofner,G. (2008). Modelof Human Occupation. Theory and application.Lippincott Williams and Wilkins Publishers.

Schell,B. (2013). Willardand Spackman’s Occupational Therapy.Williams and Wilkins Publishers.