- Coverage of different OT practice areas (e.g., adult, geriatric, pediatric, and mental health) prepares you for the variety of clients you will encounter in clinical practice.
- An emphasis on evidence-based practice helps you think logically and use the literature to form a basis for diagnoses and treatment plans.
- Case studies and activities in each chapter promote problem-solving skills and demonstrate concepts.
- The OT Practice Framework and reimbursement mechanisms are addressed in terms of the occupational therapy process, providing a sound basis for decision making.
- A broad perspective on OT practice fits the needs of both occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant students.
- Chapter objectives, key terms, chapter summaries, and review questions highlight important content in each chapter.
- A companion Evolve website includes video clips, review questions with answers, crossword puzzles, and additional case studies.
Section 1: Occupational Therapy: The Profession
1. Introductory Questions
2. Looking Back: A History of Occupational Therapy
3. Philosophical Principles and Values in Occupational Therapy
4. Current Issues and Emerging Practice Areas
Section 2: Occupational Therapy: The Practitioner
5. From Student to Practitioner: Educational Preparation and Certification
6. Professional Organizations
7. The Occupational Therapy Practitioner: Roles, Responsibilities, and Relationships
8. Practicing Legally and Ethically
Section 3: The Practice of Occupational Therapy
9. Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process
10. Occupational Therapy Across the Lifespan
11. Treatment Settings and Areas of Practice
12. Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention, and Outcomes
13. Service Management Functions
14. Models of Practice and Frames of Reference
15. Intervention Modalities
16. Therapeutic Relationships
17. Clinical Reasoning