By Joan Toglia, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Occupational therapists frequently work with people who are independent in routine or basic ADLs but who have difficulty with non-routine or complex activities. The WCPA was designed to be useful across a variety of populations that exhibit difficulties in executive functioning or higher-level cognitive independent ADLs and can be used to screen for these difficulties to understand the underlying nature of performance problems.
Appropriate for use with adolescents and adults, the WCPA involves following and organizing a list of appointments or erands into a weekly schedule while keeping track of rules, avoiding conflicts, monitoring passage of time, and inhibiting distractions. Because performance on multiple-step activities such as the WCPA requires coordinating and integrating various cognitive abilities, this assessment provides the opportunity to observe how an individual manages a cognitively challenging task.
The WCPA provides a broad analysis of how a person manages and copes with a complex and cognitively challenging activity. In addition to including a weekly schedule, the assessment features client profiles on error analysis, visual performance, awareness of task difficulty, and pre/post comparisons. A flash drive contains worksheets and scoring materials for both the Adult and Youth versions.
For a printer-friendly version of the blank calendar, Appendix E.3, click here.
Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. Administration
Chapter 3. Guidelines for Scoring Appointments
Chapter 4. Interpretation
Chapter 5. Research and Normative Studies
Chapter 6. Dynamic Assessment: Use of the WCPA in the Test-Teach-Retest Format
Appointment Lists and Scoring Sheets: Adult/Older Adult Population (Ages 18-94)
Appointment Lists and Scoring Sheets: Middle/High School (Ages 12-18)
Appointment Lists and Scoring Sheets: Youth (Ages 16-21)
Appointment Lists and Scoring Sheets: WCPA-S (College Students Ages 20-34)
General Forms for Administration
Worksheets and Templates for Summarizing Results
Raw Score to Percentile Conversion
978-1-56900-369-5, 176 pages, 2015