Physical Dysfunction Practice Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 3rd Edition

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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.

  • Special boxes provide snapshots of real-life situations and solutions.
  • Case studies threaded throughout the chapters apply key concepts in a real-life setting.
  • Selected Reading Guide Questions and Summaries help students assess and evaluate the material they have learned.
  • Evidence-based content, including clinical trials and outcome studies, shows the evidentiary basis for OTA practice.
  • Key Terms, and Chapter Objectives lay out essential information in each chapter.
  • A client-centered approach to treatment and maintenance of health allows the OTA to include the client when making decisions about planning and treatment.
  • Three new chapters cover information on Work, Habits of Health and Wellness, and Leisure and Social Participation.
  • Expanded to reflect emerging practices and the changing field.
Part I: History and Foundations

1. Brief History of OT and Role of the OTA in Physical Disabilities Practice

2. OT and Physical Disabilities: Scope, Theory, and Approaches to Practice

3. Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Disability

4. Infection Control and Safety Issues in the Clinic

Part II: Framework and Process

5. Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation and Intervention in Physical Dysfunction

6. Documentation of OT Services

Part III: Assessment of Client Factors

7. Assessment of Motor Control and Functional Motion

8. Assessment of Joint Range of Motion

9. Assessment of Muscle Strength

10. Assessment of Sensation, Perception and Cognition

Part IV: Intervention and Principles

11. Teaching and Learning in Occupational Therapy

12. Habits of Health and Wellness

13. Occupations, Purposeful Activities, Preparatory Activities

Part V: Performance in Areas of Occupation

14. Activities and Occupations of Daily Living

15. Assistive Technology

16. Moving in the Environment: Functional Mobility, Transfer Training, Wheelchairs, Driving

17. Sexuality: An Activity of Daily Living

18. Work

19. Promoting Engagement in Leisure and Social Participation

Part VI: Interventions for Performance Skills and Client Factors

20. The Special Needs of the Older Adult

21. Hand Splinting

22. Sensorimotor Approaches to Treatment

23. Interventions for Deficits in Vision and Other Sensory Functions

24. Interventions for Disturbances in Perception and Cognition

Part VII: Clinical Applications

25. Cerebrovascular Accident

26. Traumatic Brain Injury

27. Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System

28. Spinal Cord Injury

29. Neurogenic and Myopathic Dysfunction

30. Arthritic Diseases

31. Acute Hand Injuries

32. Hip Fractures and Lower Extremity Joint Replacement

33. Burns

34. Amputations and Prosthetics

35. Cardiac and Dysfunction and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

36. Oncology

37. HIV Infection and AIDS
Mary Beth Early, MS, OTR/L, Professor, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, LaGuardia Community College, The City University of New York, Long Island City, NY
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