Enjoying Lunch with Friends
Jenny is a 15 year-old who has Down Syndrome. She wants to enjoy lunch with two friends at a favourite restaurant.
PREP is an intervention that encourages and empowers children, youth and adults with disabilities to participate in activities they enjoy by addressing environmental barriers and building capacity through coaching. Learn More
The PREP model is a skills-based, family- and client-centred approach to treatment. PREP helps to facilitate participation in activities by modifying aspects of the environment.Watch the Video
The occupational therapist enables the client to identify issues that they are having with participation in activities at home, at school, in the workplace, or in the community.
Changes to the environment and activity have been discussed and planned prior to participation. At this stage it will be important to decide on which changes to try first and there may be some trial and error involved.
Measurement happens on a regular basis throughout the intervention. Other measures may be administered before and after the intervention to measure changes in the person’s participation profile.
Using PREP as a tool to empower clients to participate in desired activities supports a strengths- and skills-based approach to intervention. A next step is to encourage clients to share their participation success with others.