Date of Award


Document Type

Scholarly Project

Degree Name

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)


Occupational Therapy

First Advisor

Debra Hanson


Occupational Therapy -- education


The purpose of the product was to develop a collaborative learning process between the fieldwork educator and the student to promote the use of occupation-based and client-centered practice during level II fieldwork experiences in adult physical rehabilitation settings. The literature review revealed many obstacles that constrain occupation-based and client-centered practice from being utilized by occupational therapists in the medical setting. The product uses the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) as a catalyst to promote implementation of occupation-based practice throughout the fieldwork experience. A collaborative approach to learning using the social collectivism perspective is used. The product provides opportunity through participation in a series of joint readings, learning activities, and reflection, for the student therapist and fieldwork educator to 1) begin to view the existing practice activities through the lens of an occupational behavior model, 2) reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the processes in place at the fieldwork setting, and 3) collaboratively develop resources and processes that support client-centered and occupation-based practice at a fieldwork setting.