kawa model for ot

Using the Kawa Model in Occupational Therapy

If you enjoy unique ways of learning about occupation and how to convey its importance to others, you will love the Kawa Model. Not unlike other occupational therapy frames of reference, the Kawa Model focuses on the intersection of person, occupation, and environment. But this model’s Eastern roots offer a unique approach to illustrate these […]

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What is the PEOP Model? Person-Environment-Occupation Performance

The Person-Environment-Occupation Performance (PEOP) model was first developed in 1985 by Baum and Christiansen during the time when the biomedical model was widely used. The biomedical model is extremely clinician-based and only focuses on the physical processes (like injury or disease) and doesn’t consider the person’s individual factors. The PEOP model, however, focuses heavily on […]

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OT frames of reference

25 OT Frames of Reference: A Quick Overview for Students and Practitioners

The occupational therapy discipline is built on several foundational theories that are fascinating, but also drawn out and extremely challenging to digest. So, we have decided to assist OT students and practitioners by providing summarized highlights of the OT frames of reference all in one location. But first, let’s get past some confusing terminology. What […]

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5 Fun Ways to Celebrate OT Month

When the clock strikes midnight on April 1st, I’m grateful for many things. I’m grateful for a day full of whimsical pranks and silly news articles that I can use to trick to my friends. I’m grateful that spring is coming into full force, with the landscapes around me turning a lush shade of green […]

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Preparing For Level II Fieldwork

If you’ve landed on this article, you’re probably just about done with your OT program’s curriculum and are about to start preparing for your Level II fieldwork. Hooray! You’ve made it so far and you are so close to the home stretch. As you’ve likely been told, your Level II fieldwork will incorporate everything you’ve […]

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