A model of human occupation, Part 4. Assessment and intervention

Am J Occup Ther. 1980 Dec;34(12):777-88. doi: 10.5014/ajot.34.12.777.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Cerebral Palsy / rehabilitation
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Models, Theoretical*
  • Motor Skills
  • Occupational Therapy*
  • Occupations*
  • Play and Playthings
  • Retirement
  • Schizophrenia / rehabilitation
  • Systems Theory*