OT Practice Framework - Occupational Therapy Intervention Approaches
Terms in this set (5)
Create, promote (health promotion)
An intervention approach that does not assume a disability is present or that any factors would interfere with performance. This approach is designed to provide enriched contextual and activity experiences that will enhance performance for all persons in the natural contexts of life.
Establish, restore (remediation, restoration)
An intervention approach designed to change client
variables to establish a skill or ability that has not
yet developed or to restore a skill or ability that has
An intervention approach designed to provide the supports that will allow clients to preserve their performance capabilities that they have regained, that continue to meet their occupational needs, or both. The assumption is that without continued maintenance intervention, performance would decrease, occupational needs would not be met, or both, thereby affecting health and quality of life.
Modify (compensation, adaptation)
An intervention approach directed at ﬁnding ways to revise the current context or activity demands to support performance in the natural setting...[includes] compensatory techniques, including enhancing some
features to provide cues, or reducing other features
to reduce distractibility.
Prevent (disability prevention)
An intervention approach designed to address clients with or without a disability who are at risk for occupational performance problems. This approach is designed to prevent the occurrence or evolution of barriers to performance in context. Interventions may be directed at client, context, or activity variables.