Occupational therapy-related assessments for adultswith intellectual disability: A scoping review

Wanda J. Mahoney, Meghan G. Blaskowitz, Khalilah R. Johnson

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Importance: Occupational therapy practitioners use structured assessment tools to gather information from adults with intellectual disability (ID) in order to develop the occupational profile, guide occupational therapy intervention, and assess change over time. Objective: To identify occupational therapy-related tools in the peer-reviewed literature for use in practice with adults with ID. Data Sources: Peer-reviewed literature published between January 2002 and January 2018 included in CINAHL, PsycINFO, PubMed, and Scopus. Study Selection and Data Collection: The review included articles that had information on occupational therapy-related assessment with adults 18 yr or older who had primary or co-occurring ID. Findings: Fifty-eight articles identified 73 occupational therapy-related assessment tools. Conclusions and Relevance: This scoping review identified a broad range of assessment tools in the occupational therapy domain that are appropriate for adults with ID, some of which may be unfamiliar to occupational therapy practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7503180100
JournalAmerican Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2021


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