The Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) explains how occupations are motivated, patterned, and performed within everyday environments (Kielhofner, 2008). It has been argued that MOHO is the most widely-cited and utilized occupation-focused practice model in the world (Haglund, Ekbladh, Thorell, & Hallberg, 2000; Law & McColl, 1989; Lee, 2010; National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, 2004).
MOHO-IRM Web is a confidential online resource for occupational therapy practitioners, educators, students, and researchers. Here you may access and use all of the MOHO assessments and interventions that are supported for distribution through the University of Illinois at Chicago. Assessments for sale have been psychometrically validated using classical test theory and RASCH approaches. References to this research and other evidence for the use of MOHO throughout the world are available in the Scholarship section. Additionally, MOHO-IRM Web offers access to translated versions of the MOHO Assessments in 20 languages.
The Model of Human Occupation and its corresponding assessments and resources are the result of three decades of extensive contributions and collaborations from the late Dr. Gary Kielhofner, Professor and Head of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. MOHO-IRM Web is dedicated to his memory.
"It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you. It's what you leave behind you when you go." - Randy Travis.
The Intentional Relationship Model (IRM) was created in 2008 by Dr. Renee Taylor with the debut of her textbook: "The Intentional Relationship: Occupational Therapy and Use of Self." IRM provides therapists with guideance on how to communicate with clients in ways that best meet their clients' interpersonal needs as they unfold within the therapeutic interaction. IRM describes six therapeutic approaches to communicating with clients, or modes: Advocating, Collaborating, Empathizing, Encouraging, Instructing, and Problem-Solving. IRM describes an interpersonal reasoning process by which a therapist learns to apply these modes to match a client's unique interpersonal characteristics while at the same time responding to the inevitable interpersonal events of therapy (Taylor, 2019).
These Irish Modified Interest Checklists gather information on a client's strength of interest and engagement in activities in the past, present and future, as well as guiding the creation of an Interest Summary and an Action Plan for Occupational Therapy goals. The checklists can be used by children, adolescents or adults. Please find the details here.
Occupational Identity Questionnaire – Provisional version (OIQ-P V.1.0) for elderly people was originally designed by Dr. Masataka Shikata in Japan. Details here.
Learn how MOHO came to Sweden! Check out this document written by Dr. Lena Haglund, Dr. Chris Henriksson, and Dr. Anette Kjellberg that shares their personal memories, reflections, and shared discussions here.
The Dialogue about Work Ability (DWA version 4.2) is now available! The updated DWA is available through the efforts of occupational therapists, Eva Norrby and Iréne Linddahl. Click below to learn more about this instrument that is based on MOHO.
Learn more about the DWA
Check out this interesting piece that applies a MOHO lens to the COVID-19 Pandemic, written by Tiffany T. Lin, MS, OTR/L & Gail Fisher, PhD., OTR/L, FAOTA. Read the "Impact of the Stay-at-Home Order: A Model of Human Occupation Perspective" here.
Dr. Lena Haglund recently published new evidence supporting the use of the MOHOST in Sweden. Read her article "Utility of Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool in Sweden" here.
IRM UNCONFERENCED: THE NEXT STAGE
A highly interactive virtual conference and continuing education event highlighting the application of evidence-based assessments and communication approaches of the Intentional Relationship Model.
IRM UNCONFERENCED: THE NEXT STAGE is going virtual and will be FREE of cost for all attendees. Continuing education credits will be offered for licensed Illinois occupational therapists.
The next date and call for papers for IRM Unconference will be forthcoming.
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Kielhofner's Research in Occupational Therapy: Methods of Inquiry for Enhancing Practice (2nd Edition)
Kielhofner's Model of Human Occupation (5th Edition)
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See MOHO in action by watching The Story of Ramona on our YouTube page!
French and Japanese translations now available on YouTube!
Check out this guide to crafting measurable goals using MOHO!