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Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant

Covering the scope, theory, and approaches to the practice of occupational therapy, Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, 3rd Edition prepares you to care for adults who have physical disabilities. It takes a client-centered approach, following the latest OT Practice framework as it defines your role as an OTA in physical dysfunction practice. New to this edition is coverage of polytrauma, advances in prosthetics and assistive technologies, and assessment and interventions of traumatic brain injury problems related to cognitive and visual perception. Written by respected educator Mary Beth Early, Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant helps you develop skills in the assessment of client factors, intervention principles, and clinical reasoning.


Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-11266-6


  • Part I: History and Foundations
    1. OT and Physical Disabilities: Scope, Theory, and Approaches to Practice
    2. Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Disability
    3. Infection Control and Safety Issues in the Clinic
    Part II: Framework and Process
    4. Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation and Intervention in Physical Dysfunction
    5. Documentation of OT Services
    Part III: Assessment of Client Factors
    6. Assessment of Motor Control and Functional Motion
    7. Assessment of Joint Range of Motion
    8. Assessment of Muscle Strength
    9. Assessment of Sensation, Perception and Cognition
    Part IV: Intervention Principles
    10. Teaching and Learning in Occupational Therapy
    11. Habits of Health and Wellness
    12. Occupations, Purposeful Activities, Preparatory Activities
    Part V: Performance in Areas of Occupation
    13. Activities and Occupations of Daily Living
    14. Assistive Technology
    15. Moving in the Environment: Functional Mobility, Transfer Training, Wheelchairs, Driving
    16. Sexuality: An Activity of Daily Living
    17. Work
    18. Promoting Engagement in Leisure and Social Participation
    Part VI: Interventions for Performance Skills and Client Factors
    19. The Special Needs of the Older Adult
    20. Hand Splinting
    21. Sensorimotor Approaches to Treatment
    22. Interventions for Deficits in Vision and Other Sensory Functions
    23. Interventions for Disturbances in Perception and Cognition
    Part VII: Clinical Applications
    24. Cerebrovascular Accident
    25. Traumatic Brain Injury
    26. Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System
    27. Spinal Cord Injury
    28. Neurogenic and Myopathic Dysfunction
    29. Arthritic Diseases
    30. Acute Hand Injuries
    31. Hip Fractures and Lower Extremity Joint Replacement
    32. Burns
    33. Amputations and Prosthetics
    34. Cardiac and Dysfunction and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    35. Oncology
    36. HIV Infection and AIDS


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