Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant

3rd Edition


  • Mary Beth Early
  • Key Features

    • Case studies offer snapshots of real-life situations and solutions, with many threaded throughout an entire chapter.
    • A client-centered approach allows you to include the client when making decisions about planning and treatment, using the terminology set forth by the 2008 Occupational Therapy Practice Framework.
    • Evidence-based content includes clinical trials and outcome studies, especially those relating to intervention.
    • Key terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives introduce the essential information in each chapter.
    • Reading guide questions and summaries in each chapter make it easier to measure your comprehension of the material.
    • Information on prevention is incorporated throughout the book, especially in the Habits on Health and Wellness chapter.
    • Cultural diversity/sensitivity information helps you learn about the beliefs and customs of other cultures so you can provide appropriate care.
    • An Evolve companion website reinforces learning with resources such as video clips, review questions, forms for practice, crossword puzzles, and other learning activities.

    Table of Contents

    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 Chr


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