"Adaptation, as an internal human process, is an often-overlooked construct in occupational therapy education, research, and practice. Adaptation Through Occupation: Multidimensional Perspectives aims to change that by presenting different perspectives that challenge the reader's understanding of occupational adaptation. As the first of its kind text to explore, analyze, and present a comprehensive and multidimensional approach to understanding occupational adaptation, the collection of writings in this text add to the range of knowledge available in occupational therapy. Adaptation Through Occupation: Multidimensional Perspectives by Drs. Lenin Grajo and Angela Boisselle provides in-depth perspectives of occupation and adaptation that can be used to teach courses on foundational and theoretical perspectives in occupational therapy, occupational science undergraduate and graduate programs, and as a critical module in teaching Neuroscience to occupational therapy students. This text also aims to facilitate new bodies of research to define and apply the concept of adaptation in relation to occupational performance and participation. Some perspectives covered inside include: - Historical and theoretical perspectives on occupation and adaptation - Neural mechanisms of occupational adaptation - Occupational science perspectives and international and lived-experience perspectives Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional materials to be used in the classroom. Adaptation Through Occupation: Multidimensional Perspectives opens the gates for new ways of understanding occupational adaptation and adds necessary information to the existing knowledge in the occupational therapy profession"--Provided by publisher.
Formerly entitled Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction this seminal textbook builds on the strengths of all previous editions and continues to explore the work of occupational therapists with people who are experiencing illness, injury or impairment. It links theory with day-to-day practice, stimulating reflection on the knowledge, expertise and attitudes that inform practice, and encouraging the development of occupation-focused practice. The new title, Occupational Therapy for People Experiencing Illness, Injury or Impairment, reflects the knowledge, attitudes and skills that underpin the practice of promoting occupation and participation. It showcases how occupational therapists work with people - not medical conditions and diagnoses - as individuals, groups, communities, and populations. The new edition now has additional chapters on the assessment and intervention stages of the professional reasoning process to assist development of enabling skills and strategies. It also includes many more practice stories throughout to provide authentic examples to illustrate the application of theory to practice. Learning is further reinforced via access to a new online resource - Evolve Resources - which includes MCQs, reflective questions and three bonus interactive practice stories with accompanying reflective videos. These are all signposted within the textbook. Now compromising seven sections, which follow the professional reasoning format of the Canadian Practice Process Framework (CPPF), the new edition first tracks the evolution of occupational therapy in the context of health care. It then examines the foundational biomedical and social sciences, in addition to occupational science, before going on to the areas of assessment; writing occupation-focused goals; enabling skills and strategies which include advocacy and lobbying, public health, and community-based rehabilitation. The book ends with a chapter on developing effective reflection skills to enable occupational therapists to critically evaluate their practice, evolve as practitioners, and maintain and develop their professional competencies.
This concise and practical text for students and practitioners bridges the gap between occupational therapy theory and practice, offering highly practical advice on using theory in a wide range of settings--Cover.
This anchor text provides students with a firm foundation on the emerging perspectives of occupation. The book fosters an understanding of where the profession is today as well as where the various scholars are headed with their unique perspectives. It includes issues to be considered when implementing these perspectives into practice, and is designed to support the educational standards set by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC
The second edition of this popular textbook continues to provide a thorough general overview of old age psychiatry for trainees, practising psychiatrists, and practitioners in other disciplines whose work brings them into contact with elderly psychiatric patients. All aspects of this nowestablished specialty are covered by a multidisciplinary team of 49 contributors.Psychiatry in the Elderly brings together up-to-date reviews of the basic sciences (epidemiology, psychology, sociology, and pathology), the principles of clinical practice, and hands-on practical advice and instruction on the clinical diagnosis and management of all the psychiatric conditions thataffect the elderly. There are general sections on basic sciences and clinical practice, and the design and provision of psychiatric services for older patients; as well as sections on specific disorders in old age psychiatry, such as depression and dementia, and the issues of sexuality, ethics andmedicolegal issues.All of the chapters in this new edition have been substantially modified and updated, while more radical changes include the addition of new chapters on the molecular biology of dementia; the development and use of instruments for psychological assessment; family therapy; the economics of providinglong term care; a carer's own perspective; mental disorders in older persons with learning disabilities; and delirium from the psychiatrist's and the geriatrician's perspective.
This revised and updated Third Edition continues to correlate group work techniques with occupational therapy theory and practice. It describes a practical approach to treating a wide range of developmental, physical, mental and environmental disorders. This authoritative text leads readers through the logic of planning, implementing, and evaluating a functional group. New features include: a theoretical base, containing up-to-date research findings that validate Howe and Schwartzberg's group model in professional practice; case material reflecting current and future-oriented theories and practices; new boxes, sidebars, key terms, clarification checkpoints, review questions, and other visual materials; and photographs depicting current practice.
This textbook explores recent theoretical models that enable occupational therapists to practice and interact with families in a more holistic and occupation-centered manner. It offers the latest information on viewing the broader contexts of environment and family in order to meet diverse occupational needs in a range of settings. The editor presents a variety of case scenarios that feature culturally diverse populations and varying diagnoses of children with occupational needs. With contributions from 11 leaders in occupational therapy, this comprehensive text is designed to increase awareness and understanding of theoretical models and their relationship to current occupational therapy practice with today's children and families. Traditional frames of reference in pediatric practice are explored, including sensory integration and neurodevelopmental treatment. Some current theoretical models discussed include the Model of Human Occupation, the Person-Environment-Occupation model, the Ecology of Human Performance model, and the Occupational Adaptation model. The new Occupational Therapy Practice Framework is incorporated throughout the text. Overall the textbook employs a practical approach to this significant aspect of pediatric practice in occupational therapy.
This book has been produced on behalf of the National Association of Neurological Occupational Therapists (UK) and is intended to guide newly-qualified occupational therapists (and those new to the field of stroke) through the complexities of treating people following stroke. Writen and edited byÂ practising occupational therapists, the book acknowledges the many different techniques that may be used in stroke management and the scope of the occupational therapy role in the UK. This book will provide occupational therapists with the foundations for effective occupational therapy in stroke rehabilitation.Written in a user-friendly style, the book's chapters are presented in a form that enables the therapist to review the subject prior to assessment and treatment planning. Complex problems are grouped together to avoid confusion. This book encourages therapists to use their skills in observation and problem solving, adapting and building on the techniques seen on clinical placement and taught in college.
This volume incorporates Sally E. Ryan's second edition of The Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant printed first, followed by the popular Practice Issues in Occupational Therapy, all in one book. Both books are printed verbatim in this combined edition.
This book is organized to provide a comprehensive overview of consultation, including a historical perspective and basic theoretical concepts. Examples of occupational therapy consultation, found in Part II, follow a format that allows the reader to compare and contrast consultation practice settings.
"The strengths of this text include its comprehensiveness, its overall organization, and the study aids included in each chapter. The book lays the foundation for occupational therapy practice and identifies the broad knowledge base required for this endeavor. Building on this foundation, the book progresses logically from assessment through intervention with specific foci on postural control, hand function, visual perception, psychosocial and emotional development, feeding and oral motor skills, self-care and adaptation for independent living, play, handwriting, augmentative communication and computer access, and mobility. Specific strengths in content that merit emphases are the attention to the psychosocial development and needs of children, the use of technology to increase function, the importance of families and others in the child's system through the continuing process of adaptation, and the legislation that is relevant to children with disabilities and their families." (Foreword, p. ix).