ADL Assessment: Motor & Process Skills

ADL Assessment: Motor & Process Skills 

Occupational therapy (OT) evaluation and treatment must involve a whole-person assessment of the individual's history, current abilities, and personal goals. Occupational therapists (OTs) play a critical role in the assessment of activities of daily living (ADLs) across all practice settings, especially in post-acute care. OTs use their keen observational skills and extensive knowledge of adaptations for ADLs to address deficits in ADL functioning. This course is designed to describe common ADL activities in the post-acute care setting and occupational therapists’ role in remediating and addressing any deficits in these performance areas. Clinical guidelines for client assessment using current, evidence-based measures will be included.


Hours: 1.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

American Occupational Therapy Association


Relias Learning is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Category: Category 1, 2.

This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.50 contact hours, approval number 20-671001.

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy


This course has been approved by the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.50 contact hours, approval number 20-671001.

Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners


Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy


South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy


Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy


Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy


Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy


Course Details

Course Code: REL-RTS-0-AAMPS
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe 2 reasons why standardized tests and measures are important components of OT practice.
Describe the most common ADL areas for assessment in post-acute settings.
Select appropriate assessment measures based on an individual's presentation and goals.
Identify client factors that can impact assessment and outcomes.
Summarize the importance of home set up and medical equipment needs in assessment and discharge planning.


Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Learning Objectives
Importance of OT in the Healthcare System
Improving Outcomes
Current Research
OT Assessment
Person-Environment-Occupation Model
Assessing Prior Level of Function
Basic Activities of Daily Living
Bathing, Dressing, Grooming
Swallowing and Feeding
Instrumental Activities of Living Performance
Living Environment
Outcome Measures
Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM)
Activity Measure for Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC)
Self-Care and Mobility Assessments
Swallowing Screening
Cognitive Screening
Medication Management
Planning from Evaluation to Discharge
Home Setup
Medical and Adaptive Equipment for the Bathroom
Home Exercise Programs
Section 6: Conclusion
Course Contributor

Instructor: Tameika McLean, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM

Tameika McLean is an occupational therapist working in the Washington, DC area. She has worked in the acute care, acute rehabilitation, subacute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and outpatient settings. She graduated from Columbia University with an MS in Occupational Therapy in 2014.

Disclosure: Tameika McLean, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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