What is the theory behind this Occupational therapy budgeting worksheet?
Financial management is crucial for living a stable life. Individuals suffering from traumatic brian injuries or other cognitive problems face difficulty in managing their finances. They are unable to process their expenses and at times become oblivious to the money they spent. Occupational therapy helps such individuals manage these financial affairs.
How will the worksheet help?
Most of our expenses concern food. This worksheet only focuses on this area. focusing on one thing at a time makes processing information regarding complex subject matter easy. It will also give clients insight into what are the necessary and unnecessary food items they eat.
How to use this worksheet?
To use this worksheet, think about all the aspects of your food expenses, which include, produce, meat, processed food etc. Below are three categories based on different meal timings. Write what you buy and consume ( also items that you buy but never use) under their designated titles. Calculate their amounts and mention how significant these food items are in your life.
Occupational therapy budgeting worksheet
|Breakfast items||quantity||Price of one||Price of quantity||scale of 1-10 (1 being the lowest) how necessary do this item is?|
Koller, K., Woods, L., Engel, L., Bottari, C., Dawson, D. R., & Nalder, E. (2016). Loss of financial management independence after brain injury: Survivors’ experiences. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(3). https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2016.020198
Mahony, G., Haracz, K. and Williams, L.T. (2012), How mental health occupational therapists address issues of diet with their clients: a qualitative study. Aust Occup Ther J, 59: 294-301.
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