Occupational Therapy

Read the following information.

Free OET Writing Sample Test with Answer Subtest Occupational Therapy #6

Notes: Assume that today's date is 8 February 2024

You are an occupational therapist at Pinecrest Nursing Home. You have assessed and prepared a treatment plan for a senior patient referred by Dr. Emily Turner.




Name: Robert Johnson (Mr.)

DOB: 3 September 1930

Address: 567 Oakwood Lane, Pinecrest

Marital Status: Widowed

Occupation: Retired mechanic

Treating Doctor: Dr. Emily Turner, Pinecrest

Referring Doctor: Dr. Lilia Jules, Scotlane


Case Notes

Medical History: Mr. Johnson has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which has led to a decline in mobility and balance. He experiences muscle stiffness, tremors, and difficulty with activities of daily living.


Response to Problem: Mr. Johnson wishes to improve his quality of life and regain as much independence as possible. He is motivated to manage his Parkinson's symptoms effectively.


Occupational Performance:

Self Care: Struggles with dressing, bathing, and grooming due to muscle stiffness.

Mobility: Experiences frequent falls and difficulties with walking.

Leisure: Used to enjoy gardening and woodworking but has been unable to participate fully.

Mr. Johnson has two adult children who visit regularly.


8 Feb 2024

Plan for Improvement:


Provide exercises and interventions to improve balance and mobility.

Offer strategies and adaptive devices for dressing, bathing, and grooming.

Implement fall prevention techniques and educate on safety measures.

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

Involve family members in the therapy process and provide them with support and education.

Regularly assess Mr. Johnson's progress and adjust the treatment plan accordingly.


Writing Task:


The patient is transferring from Pinecrest to Scotlane. Write a letter to the patient’s new doctor in Scotlane. Use the information given in the case notes to outline for the doctor your plan for the patient’s treatment and ongoing management of work and domestic issues. Address your letter to Dr Lilia Jules, 77 High Street, Scotlane.

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. Lilia Jules

77 High Street



Re: Mr. Robert Johnson (DOB: 03/09/1930)


Dear Dr. Jules,


I trust this letter finds you in good health. I am writing to provide you with an overview of our patient, Mr. Robert Johnson, who is transferring from Pinecrest Nursing Home to Scotlane. Mr. Johnson has been under the care of Dr. Emily Turner at Pinecrest and is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Mr. Johnson's medical history includes a decline in mobility and balance due to Parkinson's disease, resulting in muscle stiffness, tremors, and difficulties with daily activities. Despite these challenges, he is determined to enhance his quality of life and manage his Parkinson's symptoms effectively.

Our ongoing care plan for Mr. Johnson at Scotlane encompasses several vital elements. To enhance his balance and mobility and mitigate the risk of falls, we will continue delivering targeted exercises and interventions. Addressing muscle stiffness, we'll provide adaptive strategies and devices to facilitate dressing, bathing, and grooming. A focus on fall prevention includes implementing safety measures and educating Mr. Johnson on reducing the likelihood of falls. Modified leisure activities aligned with his interests, such as gardening and woodworking, will be actively encouraged. Recognizing the importance of family involvement, Mr. Johnson's adult children, regular visitors, will play an active role in the therapy process.

We are committed to regularly assessing Mr. Johnson's progress and adapting the treatment plan as needed to support his goals of improving his mobility, enhancing his quality of life, and effectively managing his Parkinson's disease.

Your collaboration and oversight in Mr. Johnson's care at Scotlane are greatly appreciated. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or require further information regarding his progress or treatment plan.


Yours sincerely,

Occupational Therapist

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