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The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, 4th Edition: Understanding and Applying the Revised Document
Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM CST
Category: SIGS

This event will be held live on Big Marker.  The replay will be available to registrants until 10pm on Friday, January 28.

Timed Agenda:
5:45 - 6:00  Check-in/tech troubleshooting
6:00 - 6:45  Introduction and presentation
6:45 - 7:15  Question and answer

Event Description:
The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework 4th ed is a critical document to support and advance practice, education, research, and advocacy. The Commission on Practice will discuss the latest revision to help OT and OTAs to understand the revised and expanded content in order to apply to practice.

The Occupational Therapy Practice Framework 4th edition (OTPF-4, called the Framework) articulates the profession's distinct domain and outlines the process through which occupational therapy service delivery occurs within this domain. Since the first edition of the Framework almost 20 years ago, this document has been instrumental in guiding the profession and advocating for the role of OT with various populations and across practice settings. The document has continued to evolve since the first edition to ensure the profession is suited to anticipate and meet society's changing needs. The Framework was recently revised by the Commission on Practice (COP) as part of the standard 5 year review process and the 4th edition was approved by the Representative Assembly in spring 2020.

The latest revision of the Framework included many significant changes that will support practitioners' ability to practice and to advance the profession. It is critical for practitioners to fully understand these changes in order to apply them to their practice. The major changes are outlined in the preface of the Framework, however an interactive session will be invaluable for practitioners to develop a deep understanding. Members of the Commission on Practice (COP) will provide an overview of the significant changes to the Framework as well as an overview of the revision process. The expanded and new tables will be highlighted in detail as they are a major support to applying the concepts of the Framework. Case studies will be discussed to focus on application of the Framework to practice.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the major changes to the OTPF-4 and discuss the implications for practice, education, research, and advocacy.
  • Apply the OTPF-4 to practice with a focus on supporting and advancing the profession.

All presenters are members of the AOTA Commission on Practice. Julie Dorsey, OTD, OTR/L, CEAS, FAOTA, Chair Commission on Practice; Charlotte Davis, MS, OTR/L; Shelley Coleman Casto,  MS, OTR/L, CPST; and Wayne L Winistorfer, MPA, OTR, FAOTA    

Target Audience:  All

Level of Content: Introductory, Intermediate

AOTA Practice Area:  Children & Youth, Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Productive Aging, Rehabilitation & Disability, Work & Industry

CEUs: 1.25

Fees: free to MOTA members, $25 for non-members

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