I have used a variety of OT tools and assessments; in particular I have experience using:

MOHO/MOHOST (Model of Human Occupation)

  • As this a client centre, occupation focussed model I find this embraces the clients occupational needs, also it is very effective as an outcome measure (MOHOST), and in unpacking the client’s occupational needs when devising care plans/goal setting.
  • Furthermore, in identifying the client’s needs, using this with activity analysis to better understand the barriers and enablers to a client’s occupational deficits, which may be preventing them performing an occupation to its desired level of capacity.
  • Although most importantly, is for MOHO to inform my thinking, the ways in which I consider a client’s occupational needs, and shape my client interventions.

 (Canadian Model of Occupational Performance)

  • This has some nice tools that compliment MOHO, also that it considers spirituality at the centre of it, not of religion, but that will to want to recover and carry which in my opinion is to for any treatment to being effective.

 (The Person-Environment-Occupational Performance Model)

  • Through the use of the overlapping circles of Person and environment overlapping occupation/performance I have found a quick assessment of a client’s needs/deficits can be identified.


  • More a tool than a model, this can be an effective way of visualising the barriers and enablers to identify a client’s needs.