Occupational therapy practitioners who use coaching within their practice find that the intervention leads to many positive outcomes, including improved occupational performance, performance satisfaction, parent competence, self-efficacy, and quality of life.
Due to the growing body of literature focused on coaching within OT, there is a need to clarify coaching definitions. Coaching is an umbrella term that encompasses an assortment of approaches. Some of the aforementioned coaching approaches include occupational performance coaching (OPC), occupation-based coaching, health coaching, solution-focused coaching, and coaching in context5. As the pool of information about OT-led coaching continues to grow, so does the need for an updated overview of the existing literature. A contemporary OT coaching scoping review would support evidence-based practice and identify gaps in the research to inform best practice moving forward.
Kistler, OTS, Braedyn; Lynam, OTS, Delaney; Okerson, OTS, Madison; Pettigrew, OTS, Taryn; Sweet, G.; Ferraro, PhD, OTR/L, Mary; and Potvin, PhD, OTR/L, Marie-Christine, "State of Knowledge on the Use of Coaching in Occupational Therapy: A Scoping Review" (2021). Student Papers & Posters. Paper 79.