Occupational Therapy Interventions: Function and Occupations

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SLACK, 2008 - Medical - 539 pages
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Occupational Therapy Interventions: Functions and Occupations is a unique, comprehensive text that provides the essential information needed to know about the physical dysfunction intervention process. Written in a user-friendly format, this practical text offers the answers to common questions about intervention making it ideal for occupational therapy students and clinicians.

Throughout this text, Catherine Meriano and Donna Latella provide a hands-on approach to the physical dysfunction intervention process while covering all performance areas in the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework. Each chapter in this text focuses on the keys to implementing various occupational therapy interventions while also providing information on applying specific terms to clinical practice.

Inside the text you'll find:
• Color flow charts
• Color tables
• Chapter objectives
• Case studies
• Summary questions
• Photographs
• References

Occupational Therapy Interventions also includes an extensive “evaluation grid” which allows for a unique approach in choosing an occupational therapy evaluation. An assessment chart is also included in the text which provides a convenient, useful reference.

You will find the concepts from the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework incorporated throughout the chapters and appendices. These topics include:
• Education
• Work & Retirement
• Social Participation
• Wellness
• Foundation Skills
• Leisure

Offering the most up-to-date information on the physical dysfunction intervention process, Occupational Therapy Interventions is a practical, inexpensive resource that all occupational therapy students and clinicians should have by their side.

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The book has been very useful for me. It offers a lot of information about occupational therapy.
This book inspired me to make a website about this subject.
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About the author (2008)

Donna Latella, EdD, OTR/L is a tenured Associated Professor of Occupational Therapy and Director of Academic Integrity at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut. Her clinical background is in acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, and nursing home practice. Presently, Donna's clinical practice is at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., as a Registered Therapist in Hippotherapy and a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. Her teaching responsibilities include Adult Interventions, Health Conditions, Problem-Based Learning, Fieldwork I, Splinting, Capstone Graduate Project, and Service Learning. Donna volunteers with her certified therapy dog, Griffin, providing animal-assisted therapy in reading programs, hospitals, and day centers. Her publications and presentations have covered topics such as evaluation of the upper extremity, dysphagia, leadership, service learning, animal-assisted therapy, educational malpractice, and learning styles. Donna enjoys jogging, horseback riding, and boating with her husband, two children, and many pets. Catherine Meriano, JD, MHS, OTR/L is a tenured Professor of Occupational Therapy at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut. Her clinical background is in acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, and nursing home practice. Catherine is the President of the Board of Directors for the Center for Academic Integrity, and a recent member of the Roster of Accreditation Evaluators for the American Occupational Therapy Association. Her teaching responsibilities include Evaluation Process, Problem-Based Learning, Development of the Older Adult, Legal Issues in Occupational Therapy, and Neurology Screens. Her publications and presentations have included topics such as evaluation of the upper extremity, dysphagia, academic integrity, and legal issues in health care. Catherine enjoys spending time in the clinic, traveling with her family, and spending time with her husband and two children.

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