8. What if a person’s perception of what they do is ‘distorted’?

Answer: Rendering judgments based on an individual’s level of insight is a difficult area. We must be very careful not to use our own values in making that judgment. Use of the COPM has indicated that clients often have excellent insight about their occupational performance problems. If client insight is a real concern, then doing the COPM with others in the client’s environment may serve to validate the concern or provide a broader picture of the client’s needs.

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