Answer: It is important for the therapist to develop his/her own style for doing the COPM and then to adapt that to the particular needs of the client. Some clients may need more structure to be able to think about their occupational performance issues, while others may be very comfortable with a more open-ended approach. It is important that you get across the main idea which is to hear what the client needs to do, wants to do or is expected to do and the difficulties experienced. There is not one ‘right’ way to do the COPM.
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