AOTA Documentation Series: Module 2: Occupation-Based Goal Writing for OT Practice
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SKU: OL4902

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2016

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Non-Member Price: $44.95

Product Overview

Module Author: Debbie Amini, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Earn .15 CEU (NBCOT 1.88 PDUs/1.5 contact hours)

Module Description:

Effective documentation is essential for occupation-based practice, client care, and reimbursement for occupational therapy (OT) services. This module, the second in AOTA’s Documentation Series, addresses the importance of occupation-based goals in the context of reimbursement requirements and OT best practices. The domain and process of occupational therapy, especially the 8 occupations outlined in the Framework, and Medicare requirements are examined in the first half of the module.  The 5 components of a comprehensive documentation system, specifically initial evaluation, plan of care and treatment notes, are addressed in the second half of the module.  Examples of long-term and short-term goals are presented along with the COAST method for creating measurable, occupation-based goals.  The module concludes with guidelines for creating occupation-based goals that address the needs, wants and desires of the client.


  Mobile Access – this course is easily viewed on a tablet making your learning portable and facilitating on-the-job access to resources.

Learning Objectives:

1.     Describe the importance of documentation that captures OT interventions and outcomes.

2.     Describe the components of best practice documentation.

3.     Identify the components of occupation-based goal statements.

4.     Apply the tenets of occupation-based goal writing to your practice setting.