Occupational therapists have been asked with increasing frequency to function as consultants, yet most of the research on consultation has been published in other fields. Issues that have been investigated include negotiating consultation sponsorship, conducting needs assessments, and evaluating the consultant’s effectiveness. For the purposes of our research the literature was used to generate a list of steps for designing a consultation package. The steps were then used in a six-month pilot contract to assess their usefulness for occupational therapy practice.

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