Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants

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Jean W. Solomon, Jane Clifford O'Brien
Elsevier Mosby, 2006 - Medical - 605 pages
Incorporating the AOTA Practice Framework, the 2nd edition of this practical clinical reference and comprehensive classroom text is thoroughly updated and expanded to include areas such as therapeutic media, orthotics and prosthetics, and animal-assisted therapy. Its focused, easy-to-use approach to pediatrics covers everything from the scope of practice to in-depth coverage of normal development, pediatric health conditions, and treatment planning. Readers will also find a wealth of activities that reinforce learning - prompting them to think critically about applying these principles to a clinical setting. 129 case stories help apply concepts to practice.

  • Utilizes a family-centered perspective which focuses on tailoring the OT approach to meets the needs of children within the context of their own environments
  • Includes evidence-based content such as clinical trials and outcome studies that demonstrate evidentiary basis for OTA practice
  • Features expert advice and tips from the authors and contributors in highlighted areas called Clinical Pearls
  • Contains valuable information on the OTA's role in prevention
  • Addresses cultural diversity and sensitivity to bring about awareness on the wide groups of people that OTAs treat
  • Contains suggested activities in each chapter that help readers bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinic
  • Key terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter prepare readers for the information expected to learn from the chapter

  • Completely updated to reflect emerging practices and hot topics such as No Child Left Behind, Models of Medical Care, Community Mobility, Client Factors: Functional Implications and OT Intervention, IADLs, Funding for Assistive Technology
  • Includes the OT Practice Framework, which reflects the current approach to occupational therapy
  • Additional case stories that apply key concepts to real-life situations have been added
  • 8 chapters that cover information on adolescent development, pediatric health conditions, therapeutic media, handwriting, motor control, sensory integration, orthotics and prosthetics, and animal-assisted therapy

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Scope of Practice
Family Systems 17
Medical System 31

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