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Mental Health Final

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Selection: very complex process, includes activity analysis and synthesis, based in OT theory and evidence, simplified, focus on personal growth and meaning for students
Timing: 45 minute sessions, activities should be short and simple, activity portion should last no longer than one-third of total session, must be challenging and complex enough to produce meaningful discussion and learning
Therapeutic goals: desired outcomes, individually set before group begins, based on client preferences and therapist evaluation, clients and therapist collaborate to accomplish, once goals are defined-activity is chosen
Capacities of the members: activity should match capacity of members, choose activity challenging enough to hold interest but not beyond capacity, cognitive limitations require simplified instructions, physical limitations require adaptations, focus on learning something new and meaningful
Knowledge and skill of the leader: students should choose activity with which they are comfortable, capitalize on individual talents and skills, go with strengths and experience, select a growth facilitating activity, use self as barometer of what is meaningful
Adaptation of the activity: all potential activities need to be adapted, use knowledge of peers to create a match, activity analysis-break down activity, match each component with the human functions required to accomplish it, modifications are made to compensate for disability or need for added challenge, activity presented in systematic way, simple/direct language, instructions sequenced, get feedback from members to check understanding, keep materials hidden until needed and removed when activity ends, choose to participate as leader or not, give warning when time is up (1 minute), stop even if some members are not finished