The Successful Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Student

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/31/2002
  • Publisher: SLACK

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The Successful Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Studentis a stimulating new book that paves the way to the profession of occupational therapy. This book fulfills the needs of all OT and OTA students throughout their entire education by fully preparing them for their fieldwork assignments. This is an imperative learning tool for all students since all curricula include Level I and II fieldwork requirements, ranging from the associate's level to a master's program.This complete fieldwork book contains a wide array of topics that guide the reader from the initial planning steps to the completion of successful fieldwork, including how to design fieldwork as a supervisor. It provides students with the opportunity to not only assess various situations, but also utilize their knowledge to demonstrate clinical reasoning. A multitude of activities are included from the first page to the last, designed to groom students for their fieldwork.The Successful Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Studentis the ultimate resource for OT/OTA students and the clinicians who educate them, providing a wealth of information while allowing for clinical reasoning to occur. This one-of-a-kind book contains unique features that will prove beneficial to students at varying degrees of education. Features: Each chapter includes activities and assignments for students to complete as they prepare for fieldwork. The text is filled with real-life fieldwork student cases. The text teaches how to prevent problems that can occur, as well as how to fix them when they do.

Author Biography

Karen Sladyk, PhD, OTR, FAOTA Karen Sladyk, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, earned her OT degree from Eastern Michigan University, her MS in community health from Southern Connecticut State University, and her PhD in adult and vocational education from the University of Connecticut. Currently the chair of OT at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA, she is part of a faculty that offers both occupational therapy and occupational therapy assisting degrees. This fieldwork book is her eighth book with SLACK Incorporated. All her writing has been specifically designed to help students succeed in occupational therapy programs. When not busy with academic issues, Karen enjoys creative occupations, such as quilting, photography, and crafting. She volunteers at the local animal shelter. She lives in a 154-year-old house, in constant need of upkeep, with her two cats, Oliver and Laura.

Table of Contents

Dedication v
About the Editor ix
About the Contributors xi
Preface xiii
Section I Introduction
Purpose and Process of Fieldwork
Karen Sladyk
Learning Objectives for the Fieldwork Experience
Winifred Schultz-Krohn
Professional Behaviors
Nancy Lowenstein
Section II finding the Right Match
Learning Styles
Beth O'Sullivan
Knowing Yourself
Karen Sladyk
Choosing the Right Fieldwork Sites
Kathryn L. Splinter-Watkins
Getting Organized
Jennifer Ruisi Cosgrove
Work All Day, Homework All Evening
Brenda Smaga
Section III Supervision
Teams and Teamwork
Donna Latella
Mary Alicia Barnes
Amy Lynne Thornton
Fixing Fieldwork Problems
Donna Whitehouse
Dealing with Withdrawal or Termination
Linda Duncombe
Section IV Transitions
Transition Models
Sandy Bell
Studying for the NBCOT Exam During Fieldwork
Karen Sladyk
Developing Your Professional Portfolio
JoAnne Wright
Writing a Resume and Interviewing
Georganna Joary Miller
Professional Development
Karen Sladyk
Supervising Your Own Students
Karen Sladyk
Appendix A Important Contact Information 211(4)
Appendix B Internet Resources 215(4)
Index 219

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