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Strength-Based Interventions Using the Model of Human Occupation

presented by Jane O’Brien

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Financial: Jane O'Brien receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Jane O'Brien has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Strength-based approaches lead to increased self-efficacy and self-determination, which enhances continued occupational performance. The Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) provides a framework to understand the strengths of children, their families, and the environment, which serves as a foundation to develop strength-based intervention plans. This presentation illustrates the use of MOHO, current theory, research evidence, and therapeutic reasoning to implement a strength-based approach for children and youth. Case examples highlight practical strategies to apply MOHO principles in occupational therapy practice with children and youth.

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Jane O’Brien, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Jane Clifford O’Brien, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Westbrook College of Health Professions at the University of New England, Portland, Maine. She received a master of science in occupational therapy at Boston University and a doctorate in public health with a concentration in the neurobehavioral basis of motor control…

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1. Strength-Based Approaches

This chapter provides an overview of the benefits of a strength-based approach to occupational therapy practice for children and youth.

2. Model of Human Occupation

This chapter provides an overview of the Model of Human Occupation, including the principles for intervention, which serves as the basis for the therapeutic reasoning of the case example.

3. Strategies to Promote Strength-Based Intervention

This chapter provides a summary of strategies that practitioners may use to promote strength-based intervention.

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