Occupation kits are a public domain instrument that you may use without a fee. These kits are designed to help occupational therapy practitioners address occupations during evaluation and intervention, ultimately improving individuals’ occupational performance and outcomes of care.
Attached are the materials and supplies needed to make each kit, photographs of the kit, kit instructions (including observations and safety recommendations), and ratings of the level of physical abilities required to complete the kit (based on the Occupational Information Network).
When using the kits for evaluation, practitioners should administer the Assessment of Work Performance (AWP) to quantitatively rate performance. The motor skills scale of the AWP is included in each kit with permission from the author. We suggest that practitioners purchase the AWP administration manual, which includes the other two scales measured with the AWP (process skills and communication/interaction skills), as well as psychometric properties. The full measure by Sandqvist, Lee, & Kielhofner, 2010 can be purchased online here.
Current, future and accepted applicants are encouraged to visit. We also welcome people who are exploring career options and considering occupational therapy. Dr. Kathy Kniepmann, one of our faculty members, opens our visit sessions with an informal presentation and discussion, followed by a tour that’s led by one of our current occupational therapy students.
Upcoming visit sessions*:
Saturday, August 10 at 1:00 p.m. CST
Monday, August 12 at 10:00 a.m. CST
*At least two to three visit sessions are scheduled every month. All times are Central Standard Time (CST). Click here for more info.