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Use the checklist below during the evaluation as a reminder of areas to address. AOTA encourages practitioners to print off the checklist and bring it with you to help guide client evaluations, as well as to educate and train your colleagues regarding the occupational therapy evaluative process. The checklist supports high quality OT evaluations that lead to occupation-based, client-centered interventions. A comprehensive occupational therapy evaluation is based on a theoretical model and follows the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework. A top-down approach identifies occupations that are challenging and important to the client and then assesses related performance skills, client factors, environments and context, and performance patterns. This checklist does not replace the clinical judgment of an occupational therapist. The checklist should be used as a reminder of baseline areas that should be addressed during the OT evaluation process.