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California Occupational Therapy Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation, or Intervention
The role of an occupational therapist in instrumental evaluations is to observe structure and function of the swallowing mechanism in order to assess swallowing capability and determine swallowing interventions. The occupational therapist may not perform the physically invasive components of the instrumental evaluation.
Swallowing assessment, evaluation or intervention may be performed only when an occupational therapist has demonstrated to the Board that he or she has met the post professional education and training requirements established by this section as follows:
An occupational therapist may provide only those swallowing assessment, evaluation or intervention services he or she is competent to perform.