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Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant



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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. 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. New content on the latest advances in OT assessment and intervention includes prosthetics and assistive technologies, and updated assessment and interventions of TBI (traumatic brain injury) problems related to cognitive and visual perception. Video clips on the companion Evolve website relate the material to clinical practice by demonstrating a variety of interventions in occupational therapy.

Table of Contents

History and Foundations
OT and Physical Disabilities: Scope, Theory, and Approaches to Practice
Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Disability
Infection Control and Safety Issues in the Clinic
Framework and Process
Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation and Intervention in Physical Dysfunction
Documentation of OT Services
Assessment of Client Factors
Assessment of Motor Control and Functional Motion
Assessment of Joint Range of Motion
Assessment of Muscle Strength
Assessment of Sensation, Perception and Cognition
Intervention Principles
Teaching and Learning in Occupational Therapy
Habits of Health and Wellness
Occupations, Purposeful Activities, Preparatory Activities
Performance in Areas of Occupation
Activities and Occupations of Daily Living
Assistive Technology
Moving in the Environment: Functional Mobility, Transfer Training, Wheelchairs, Driving
Sexuality: An Activity of Daily Living
Promoting Engagement in Leisure and Social Participation
Interventions for Performance Skills and Client Factors
The Special Needs of the Older Adult
Hand Splinting
Sensorimotor Approaches to Treatment
Interventions for Deficits in Vision and Other Sensory Functions
Interventions for Disturbances in Perception and Cognition
Clinical Applications
Cerebrovascular Accident
Traumatic Brain Injury
Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System
Spinal Cord Injury
Neurogenic and Myopathic Dysfunction
Arthritic Diseases
Acute Hand Injuries
Hip Fractures and Lower Extremity Joint Replacement
Amputations and Prosthetics
Cardiac and Dysfunction and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
HIV Infection and AIDS
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