Skills for effective communication in occupational therapy practice

Luke Robinson, Andrea Robinson, Annette Peart

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review


This chapter will articulate the importance of communication in occupational therapy practice, describe the communication cycle and define the different types of communication (verbal, non-verbal and written) involved, and summarise and apply various strategies and frameworks that can assist therapists in developing and refining verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills. It will also outline strategies to build and enhance the therapeutic use of self in occupational therapy service, explain methods to promote effective communication when working with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, and help readers identify and apply skills, frameworks and strategies to promote effective communication when working in health care and professional teams.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOccupational Therapy in Australia
EditorsTed Brown, Helen M. Bourke-Taylor, Stephen Isbel, Reinie Cordier, Louise Gustafsson
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781003150732
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Cite this