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  • Parts I and II of this series introduced the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP), a new approach to intervention that is based on the premise that cognition plays an important role in the acquisition of occupational skills and the development of occupational competency. Developed for use with children who have occupational performance deficits, CO-OP is an individualized, client-centred approach focused on strategy-based skill acquisition. This third paper in this series presents a brief description of the actual CO-OP protocol including its objectives, prerequisites and key features.


  • Polatajko, Helene J
  • Mandich, Angela D
  • Missiuna, Cheryl
  • Miller, Linda T
  • Macnab, Jennifer J
  • Malloy-Miller, Theresa
  • Kinsella, Elizabeth A

publication date

  • January 2001