Pat de Witt
Board member and OTASA representative.
Nat.Dip.OT (Pretoria College of Occupational Therapy)
When working as clinical OT I learnt the value of using the Vona du Toit model of occupational therapy to guide practice. The more I used it the more excited I became. When I joined the university staff, of which I am now head, and was required to teach models to Occupational therapy students, I spent time and thought critiquing the strengths and weaknesses, value and clinical usefulness of many models. While all models have clinical usefulness Vona du Toits’ model of Creative Ability is user friendly and is easy to apply in complex therapy situations giving comprehensive guidelines to guide clinical outcomes and basis of the treatment needed to achieve these.