Occupational Therapy

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Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Occupational Therapy #8

Notes: Assume that today's date is 10 May 2024

You are an occupational therapist at Sunny Hills Rehabilitation Center. You have assessed and prepared a treatment plan for a patient referred by Dr. Melissa Carter.




Name: James Wilson (Mr.)

DOB: 20 August 1960

Address: 321 Sunny Lane, Sunny Hills

Marital Status: Married

Occupation: Office Manager

Treating Doctor: Dr. Melissa Carter, Sunny Hills


Case Notes

Medical History: Mr. Wilson recently suffered a stroke, resulting in left-sided weakness and limited mobility. He has undergone medical treatment and is ready for rehabilitation to regain his independence. He has a history of hypertension and is on medication.


Response to Problem: Mr. Wilson is motivated to regain his mobility and return to work. He acknowledges the need for therapy and support to achieve these goals.


Occupational Performance:

Self Care: Requires assistance with dressing and grooming due to left-sided weakness.

Work: Unable to return to work in his current condition due to mobility limitations.

Leisure: Enjoys golfing and gardening but has been unable to participate fully.

Mr. Wilson's wife is supportive and actively involved in his care.


10 May 2024

Plan for Improvement:


Provide rehabilitation exercises to improve strength and mobility on the left side.

Offer adaptive strategies for self-care tasks to increase independence.

Collaborate with his employer to facilitate a phased return to work.

Encourage participation in modified leisure activities that align with his interests and abilities.

Provide family education and support to his wife for caregiving.

Regularly assess his progress and adapt the treatment plan to support his goals.


Writing Task:


Using the information given in the case notes, write a letter to the patient’s doctor, Dr Carter, informing her of your assessment and recommendations for treatment. Address the letter to Dr. Melissa Carter, 741 Hampshire, Sunny Hills. 

In your answer:

? Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences

? Do not use note form

? Use letter format

The body of the letter should be approximately 180–200 words.

Dr. Melissa Carter

741 Hampshire

Sunny Hills


Re: Mr. James Wilson (DOB: 20/08/1960)


Dear Dr. Carter,


I trust this letter finds you well. I am writing to provide you with an update on our patient, Mr. James Wilson, who was referred to Sunny Hills Rehabilitation Center for occupational therapy following a recent stroke.

Mr. Wilson has experienced left-sided weakness and limited mobility as a result of the stroke, which has impacted his ability to perform daily activities and return to work as an office manager. His medical treatment has progressed to a point where rehabilitation is the next crucial step in his recovery. He has a history of hypertension and is currently on medication.

Our treatment plan for Mr. Wilson includes some key components. First of all, we have initiated rehabilitation exercises to enhance strength and mobility on the left side, aiming to improve his functional abilities. Mr. Wilson is learning adaptive strategies for self-care tasks to increase his independence in dressing and grooming, given his left-sided weakness. We are also in communication with his employer to facilitate a phased return to work that aligns with his evolving mobility and abilities.

Moreover, encouraging his participation in modified leisure activities that cater to his interests, such as golfing and gardening, while considering his current condition. We are providing education and support to Mr. Wilson's wife, who actively participates in his caregiving, to ensure a holistic approach to his recovery.

We are committed to regularly assessing Mr. Wilson's progress and adapting the treatment plan to support his goals of regaining mobility, returning to work, and enjoying a fulfilling life. Your continued collaboration in Mr. Wilson's care is greatly appreciated.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or require further information regarding Mr. Wilson's progress or treatment plan.


Yours sincerely,

Occupational Therapist

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