By contrast, the SPOT evaluator (SPOTter) works only for brief periods of time, and takes account of moment by moment changes in their (single) client’s verbal and non-verbal communication. They may be offering direct care to the client at the time or be shadowing another person. They record as many client quotes as they can during the period that they are SPOTting.
SPOT provides the carer with a simple means of assessing what is and what is not acceptable to their client, on a moment by moment basis, taking into account idiosyncratic speech, gesture and other body language.
SPOT also enables a third person to remain outside of the direct care process and to shadow the impact of care on the client on a moment by moment basis.
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