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Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Author: Jane Case-Smith Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/05/2019

Focusing on children from infancy to adolescence, Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents, 7th Edition provides comprehensive, full-color coverage of pediatric conditions and treatment techniques in all settings. Its emphasis on evidence-based practice includes updated references, research notes, and explanations of the evidentiary basis for specific interventions. Coverage of new research and theories, new techniques, and current trends, with additional case studies, keeps students in step with the latest advances in the field. Now with new content on adolescents to reflect changes in the OT curriculum and in OT practice, this text is the Number One book in pediatric occupational therapy. Case studies help you apply concepts to actual situations you may encounter in practice. Research Notes boxes and evidence-based summary tables help you interpret evidence and strengthen your clinical decision-making skills. Learning resources on Evolve include video clips, review activities, and additional case studies. Learning objectives indicate what you will be learning in each chapter and serve as checkpoints in studying for examinations. A glossary makes it easy to look up key terms. NEW video clips and case studies on the Evolve website demonstrate important concepts and rehabilitation techniques. NEW Autism Spectrum Disorder chapter contains important information for OTs not addressed in other texts. NEW Neuromotor: Cerebral Palsy chapter addresses the most prevalent cause of motor dysfunction in children. NEW Adolescent Development chapter helps you manage the special needs of teenagers and young adults. NEW contemporary design includes full-color photos and illustrations. UPDATED content and references ensure you have access to the comprehensive, research-based information that will guide you in making optimal decisions in practice.

Screening Adult Neurologic Populations A Step-by-Step Instruction Manual

Screening Adult Neurologic Populations A Step-by-Step Instruction Manual

Author: Sharon A. Gutman, Alison B. Schonfeld Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2019

In this era of managed health care and a focus on quality, the appropriate use of quick and cost-ef?cient screening methods has become critical in the assessment process. From brain injury to dementia, occupational therapists working with adults with neurological difficulties must be able to efficiently use various screening methods to pinpoint deficits and determine how they affect a client's daily functioning. This update of the classic text is a functional, easy-to-understand instruction manual describing the most common screening methods for clients with neurological disorders. 10 primary areas of neurologic screening are presented: 1. Cognition 2. Vision 3. Perception 4. Sensation 5. Peripheral nerve function 6. Motor function (including deep tendon re?ex function) 7. Basal ganglia and cerebellar function (balance, postural control, automated movements) 8. Cranial nerve function 9. Dysphagia 10. Mental status. Each chapter includes functional implications of impairment, screening procedures, red flags (signs and symptoms), available in-depth assessments, and screening forms. Step-by-step instructions and extensive photographs guide clinicians through the screening process. Designed to allow therapists to easily identify possible impairment, document identi?ed dysfunction, and determine if further in-depth evaluation is warranted, this bestselling text is a valuable reference tool for students to take from the classroom to the clinic.

Cara and MacRae's Psychosocial Occupational Therapy An Evolving Practice

Cara and MacRae's Psychosocial Occupational Therapy An Evolving Practice

Author: Anne MacRae Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2019

Philosophical principles of recovery and justice are driving changing attitudes in the behavioral health arena, but the practical methods used to incorporate these principles needs further clarity. To address this need, Cara and MacRae's Psychosocial Occupational Therapy: An Evolving Practice,Fourth Edition is completely revised and reorganized. Relevant information from previous editions, including assessments, techniques, diagnoses and specialized programs are interwoven throughout the text with a new emphasis on social issues and lived experiences. Dr. Anne MacRae designed this Fourth Edition to meet practice challenges as the occupational therapy profession continues to evolve to meet the current needs of our communities. It includes specific examples of programs, groups, assessments, activities, techniques, approaches, and outcomes. Inside Cara and MacRae's Psychosocial Occupational Therapy: An Evolving Practice, Fourth Edition: All new chapters on philosophical worldviews, psychiatric institutions and hospitals, community behavioral health services, and direct service provision, as well as consultation and program development. Reorganized and expanded chapters on built, virtual and natural environments, as well as cultural identity and context. A new chapter on personal and social identity discusses the aspects of identity that are linked to mental wellness/illness including personal choice, family, roles and habits, spirituality, rituals and traditions, as well as the profound effects of trauma, stigma, poverty, and violence. Trauma, stigma, poverty and violence are also identified throughout the text, especially in the case illustrations. Revised chapters on mental health of infants, children, adolescents and older adults. New chapters on mental health of emerging adults and mid-life adults. Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional materials to be used in the classroom. While occupational therapists can certainly use this material for providing direct services and being part of a team, Cara and MacRae's Psychosocial Occupational Therapy: An Evolving Practice, Fourth Edition is also an invaluable resource for defining and explaining psychosocial occupational therapy, and in supporting our roles in consultation and program development.

Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy

Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy

Author: Melinda Rybski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2019

Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy, Third Edition covers the theoretical background for understanding the kinematics and kinetics of normal human physiological movement. Each specific joint is assessed in terms of musculoskeletal function, movements possible, and an overview of pathology that may develop. Dr. Melinda Rybski covers four occupational therapy theories related to functional motion that are important for occupational therapists to know. This Third Edition has been updated to reflect the current field and includes new information that has emerged in recent years. New in the Third Edition: Content closely follows AOTA's Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and Occupational Therapy Vision 2025 Updated and more extensive provision of evidence that summarizes key findings in current literature New theories are presented in the Intervention sections Extensive, joint specific and theory-based assessments are provided Interventions described are occupation-based, process-based Kinesiology concepts presented in a practical, useable way Expanded chapters for Spine and Thorax and Hip and Pelvis. Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom. Kinesiology for Occupational Therapy, Third Edition clearly outlines the need for an understanding of kinesiology in occupational therapy, providing occupational therapists with the evidence necessary to support their intervention strategies. Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom.

Clinical Research in Occupational Therapy

Clinical Research in Occupational Therapy

Author: Martin S. Rice, Franklin Stein, George Tomlin Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2019

In this new edition, Dr. George Tomlin joins Dr. Martin S. Rice and Dr. Franklin Stein to add expertise and knowledge of the occupational therapy field. With the combined knowledge and skills of the authors Clinical Research in Occupational Therapy, Sixth Edition includes many valuable updates and enables the graduate student and clinical researcher to carry out a research study from the formulation of a research hypothesis to collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data in user-friendly, step-by-step procedures. This Sixth Edition brings noteworthy changes, improvements, and enhancements, including the following: A thorough update of the published research in occupational therapy and health care Major revisions in all the chapters The addition of a new chapter on single-case experimental research Updated research boxes and contemporary examples of both quantitative and qualitative research Updated compilation of tests and evaluations used by occupation therapists in research studies as outcome instruments and for clinical assessments Revision and additions to the glossary of terms and statistics Updated examples of the institutional review board application forms Updated landmarks in the history of occupational therapy Updated interfacing example with a popular statistical software, including data organization analysis and interpretation Updated statistical tables Clinical Research in Occupational Therapy, Sixth Edition is a valuable resource for students, clinicians and researchers. The text can be used as a complete self-tutorial that provides the reader with the knowledge and skills to design and carry out a research project, from hypothesis through data collection and analysis. The text is written to help the reader evaluate the quality and rigor of research studies. The Sixth Edition incorporates recent research in occupational therapy to help the reader design a feasible research project and understand and appreciate the literature of the field.

Pocket Guide to Intervention in Occupational Therapy

Pocket Guide to Intervention in Occupational Therapy

Author: Franklin Stein, Kristine Haertl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2019

Pocket Guide to Intervention in Occupational Therapy, Second Edition builds upon the strengths of the first edition as a useful quick reference of occupational therapy terms and interventions regarding specific diagnoses and conditions. Occupational therapy is an evidence-based health care profession that uses scientifically based research to justify clinical practice. Interventions in hospitals, clinics, and community and school settings continue to evolve based on scientific evidence. These interventions are intended to prevent injury and maintain or improve client function. Pocket Guide to Intervention in Occupational Therapy, Second Edition by Dr. Franklin Stein and Dr. Kristine Haertl is organized around the major conditions that occupational therapists encounter in their everyday practice. These include physical, psychosocial, cognitive, geriatric, and pediatric diagnoses. Intervention guidelines are outlined for the major disabilities. In addition, there are brief descriptions of the intervention techniques that therapists use and definitions of terms that are relevant to interventions. Intervention techniques encompass the following: Non-medical techniques such as client health education or counseling Instruction in activities of daily living, modifying of environment such as in ergonomics Teaching and demonstrating arts and crafts as therapeutic activities Providing sensory stimulating activities, especially for children The appendices include an outline of essential skills for occupational therapists, general developmental guidelines, an overview of muscles and movements, orthotic devices, tables of muscles, average range of motion measurements, prime movers for upper and selected lower extremity motions, and substitutions for muscle contractions. Pocket Guide to Intervention in Occupational Therapy, Second Edition is based on the latest scientific evidence garnered from recent research studies, meta-analyses, scoping reviews, occupational therapy textbooks and their own wide experiences as a clinician, professor and researcher.

Best Practices for Occupational Therapy in Schools

Best Practices for Occupational Therapy in Schools

Author: Joanne Cashman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2019

Nearly 20% of occupational therapy practitioners work in school settings, requiring current, effective, and evidence-based best practices for students. Reflecting the extensiveness of occupational therapy practice in schools, the second edition of this bestseller contains best practices from preschool to postsecondary transitions, from ADLs to driving. The latest edition of Best Practices for Occupational Therapy in Schools promotes best school practices, education, research, and policy and provides school occupational therapy practitioners with current, effective information to use in their daily practices. This comprehensive text details working with multiple student populations, transition planning, assistive technology, enhancing student participation, and work readiness. Appendixes provide resources for educators using the text in the classroom, documentation, assessment tools, liability issues, and templates for the occupational profile and occupational therapy intervention plan. Highlights: Section I. Foundations of Occupational Therapy in Schools. History, OTPF, laws, ethics, preparing students to practice, fieldwork, occupational therapy assistants, administrators. Section II. Evidence-Guided Practices: System-Level Considerations to Support Participation. Leadership and advocacy, supporting student access, family engagement, collaboration, resolving conflicts, determining workload, evaluation, Medicaid cost recovery, literacy and STEM skills, health and wellness, mental health, UDL, AT, transportation, transition planning. Section III. Evidence-Guided Practices: Population-Level Considerations to Support Participation. MTSSs, 504 plans, ADHD, autism, childhood trauma, emotional disturbance, hearing impairments or deafness, intellectual disability, low-incidence disabilities, physical disabilities, specific learning disabilities, TBI, visual impairment. Section IV. Evidence-Guided Practices: Service-Level Considerations to Support Participation. Evaluation and planning, intervention, group intervention, telehealth, nonpublic schools and homeschooling, documentation and data collection. Section V. Evidence-Guided Practices: Supporting Occupations to Enhance Student Participation. ADLs, mealtimes, IADLs, handwriting, reading, play and leisure, driver's education, enhancing social participation. Section VI. Evidence-Guided Practices: Addressing Performance Skills to Enhance Student Participation. Executive function, fine motor skills, motor skills, sensory processing, visual perception and visual-motor skills. Appendixes. Future of school occupational therapy, assessments tools, evidence-based practice, liability insurance, guidelines for early intervention, occupational profile template, intervention plan, documentation, incorporating the text into a curriculum. With a focus on student participation, Best Practices for Occupational Therapy in Schools, 2nd Edition, provides practical applications of evidence-based research to daily practice.

Orthotic Design and Fabrication for the Upper Extremity A Practical Guide

Orthotic Design and Fabrication for the Upper Extremity A Practical Guide

Author: Katherine Schofield, Deborah Schwartz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2019

Orthotic Design and Fabrication for the Upper Extremity: A Practical Guide by Drs. Katherine Schofield and Deborah Schwartz is a unique guide that illustrates orthotic design and fabrication in a clear step-by-step fashion by presenting printed textual material along with instructional videos. The first chapters lay the foundation for orthotic design and detail the anatomical knowledge and background information that is required before molding orthoses on clients. Each chapter explores a specific part of the upper extremity, describes several common clinical diagnoses, and highlights typical orthoses that might be utilized to immobilize and protect it. Together, these chapters communicate core, foundational knowledge for the use of orthoses as an intervention in occupational therapy practice. The instructional videos also emphasize the application of biomechanical, anatomical, and clinical constructs in orthotic design, fabrication, and evaluation. The textbook and video content work together, enabling students and entry-level practitioners to learn with visual and versatile resources. University faculty members will gain access to ample activities and exercises to augment their classroom and laboratory teaching. This allows for more efficient use of time and appeals to the learning styles of current and future students. This text includes: Chapters devoted to specific types of orthoses for parts of the upper extremity linked to step -by -step instructional videos Case studies to promote a grasp of the knowledge and application to the development of clinical reasoning skills Multiple choice and short answer review questions and activities for most chapters Presentation of current evidence to support the use of the specific orthoses in clinical practice Patterns that can be replicated and check-out sheets to critique each orthosis The combination of text and instructional video material makes Orthotic Design and Fabrication for the Upper Extremity a uniquely valuable resource for occupational therapy students, new graduates, and novice clinicians.

The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer's Activities, Volume One

The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer's Activities, Volume One

Author: Virginia Bell, David Troxel, Robin Hamon, Tonya Cox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2019

Bring out the best in each person with dementia each day with more than 140 versatile, easy-to-implement Best Friends activities. Thousands of caregivers around the world know that providing Best Friends' care improves the quality of life of people with dementia by building on the essential elements of friendship; respect, empathy, support, trust, humor, and sharing time together. Using the Best Friends approach to activities, anyone on staff can turn any interaction with a resident or client into an activity that satisfies essential physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Each activity contains suggestions for personalizing the activity and matching it to the remaining strengths of the individual to ensure success and reduce challenging behaviors. The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer's Activities is chock full of inspiring and innovative ideas on how to: convert everyday activities into those with knack ; create new activities out of tried-and-true activities; provide activities between structured programs/events; increase self-esteem; adapt activities for people with late dementia; provide opportunities for connecting to others; create intergenerational experiences; use the person's life story in any activity; make activities out of personal care; conduct activities specifically for men; fill evening hours to alleviate sundowning; provide take-away activities for family caregivers to use at home; incorporate exercise into activities; use the Internet to expand and enrich activities. Many activities can be conducted spontaneously, with simple props, engaging older people in meaningful activity for extended periods. Best Friends activities are adult-oriented and flexible enough for staff and residents to add their own ideas. Special features include a list of the latest and most effective resources for activity professionals and helpful tips on communicating with people with dementia.

An Occupational Perspective of Health

An Occupational Perspective of Health

Author: Ann A. Wilcock, Clare Hocking Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/04/2019

For nearly 20 years, An Occupational Perspective of Health has been a valuable text for health practitioners with an interest in the impact of what people do throughout their lives. Now available in an updated and much-anticipated Third Edition, this unique text continues the intention of the original publication: it encourages wide-ranging recognition of occupation as a major contributor to all people's experience of health or illness. It also promotes understanding of how, throughout the world, population health as well as individual well-being is dependent on occupation. At international and national levels, the role of occupation in terms of the physical, mental, and social health of all individuals and populations remains poorly understood and largely overlooked as an inevitable and constant factor. An Occupational Perspective of Health, Third Edition by Drs. Ann Wilcock and Clare Hocking, in line with directives from the World Health Organization (WHO), encourages practitioners of public health, occupational therapy and others to extend current thinking and practice and embrace a holistic view of how occupation and health interact. Addressed in the Third Edition: An explanation of how individual and population health throughout the world is impacted by all that people do A drawing together of WHO ideas that relate to health through occupation, and how people individually and collectively feel about, relate to others, and grow or diminish through what they do A multidisciplinary orientation to promote health and reduce illness by increasing awareness and understanding of the impact of occupations across sleep-wake continuums throughout lifespans and communities The connection of health and occupation is held to be fundamental, although ideas about both have altered throughout time as environments and cultures have evolved. To improve interdisciplinary understanding, An Occupational Perspective of Health, Third Edition explains the concepts of attaining, maintaining, or reclaiming population health through occupation. Practitioners and students of occupational therapy, health sciences, and public or population health will benefit from and relate to An Occupational Perspective of Health, Third Edition.

The Reference Manual of the Official Documents of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

The Reference Manual of the Official Documents of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

Author: American Occupational Therapy Association Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/04/2019

Since 1980, the American Occupational Therapy Association has collected its official documents-essential information for occupational therapy students and practitioners-into one handy, frequently updated reference work. The 23rd edition continues that tradition and includes concept papers, guidelines, position papers, roles papers, specialized knowledge and skills papers, standards, and statements. In addition to the Code of Ethics core documents and the 3rd edition of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process, this volume contains many valuable and timely documents. Those that are new to this edition include: AOTA's Societal Statement on Health Literacy AOTA's Societal Statement on Stress, Trauma, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder AOTA's Societal Statement on Youth Violence Continuing Professional Development in Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Level II and Occupational Therapy Students Guidelines for Documentation of Occupational Therapy Importance of Collaborative Occupational Therapist- Occupational Therapy Assistant Intraprofessional Education in Occupational Therapy Curricula Importance of Primary Care Education in Occupational Therapy Curricula Occupational Therapy's Role in Case Management Occupational Therapy's Role in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Philosophy of Occupational Therapy Education.