Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition
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Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition


Learn to provide effective therapy for children and adolescents with Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants, 4th Edition. This market-leading text offers a comprehensive, application-focused guide to pediatric occupational therapy assisting by incorporating the AOTA Practice Framework. The text’s focused and 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. This new edition has also been thoroughly updated and expanded to include new content and chapters on community systems, physical agent modalities, the Model of Human Occupation assessments, childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment, and concepts of elongation.

  • Utilizes a family-centered perspective, using the terminology of the AOTA Practice Framework, which focuses on tailoring the OT approach to meet the needs of children within the context of their own environments.

  • Includes evidence-based content such as clinical trials and outcome studies that demonstrate the basis for OTA best practices.

  • Presents case examples that show how key concepts apply to real-life situations.

  • UNIQUE! Features expert advice and tips from the authors and contributors in highlighted Clinical Pearls boxes.

  • Addresses cultural diversity and sensitivity to introduce you to the wide groups of people that OTAs treat.

  • Incorporates prevention as a role OTA’s have in addition to intervention and treatment.

  • Contains suggested activities in each chapter that help bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinic.

  • Prepares you for the information you’re expected to learn from the chapter with key terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter.

  • Helps you assess and evaluate what you’ve learned with review questions and summaries at the end of each chapter.
  • UNIQUE! Evolve website offers a variety of video clips and learning activities to help reinforce the material you learn in the text.
  • UNIQUE! Demonstrates how concepts apply to practice with video clips on the Evolve website that exhibit pediatric clients involved in a variety of occupational therapy interventions.

  • UNIQUE! Prepares you for new career opportunities with content on emerging practice areas such as community systems.

  • UNIQUE! Offers new assessment and intervention strategies with the addition of content on Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) assessments and physical agent modalities (PAMS).
  • Provides the latest information on current trends and issues such as childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), and concepts of elongation.
  1. Scope of Practice
  2. Family Systems
  3. Medical System
  4. Educational System
  5. Community Practice
  6. Principles of Normal Development
  7. Development of Performance Skills
  8. Development of Occupations
  9. Adolescent Development: Becoming an Adult
  10. The Occupational Therapy Process
  11. Anatomy and Physiology for the Pediatric Practitioner
  12. Neuroanatomy for the Pediatric Practitioner
  13. Pediatric Health Conditions
  14. Childhood and Adolescent Psychosocial and Mental Health Disorders
  15. Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
  16. Intellectual Disabilities
  17. Cerebral Palsy
  18. Positioning and Handling: An Neurodevelopmental Approach
  19. Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Sleep/Rest
  20. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
  21. Play and Playfulness
  22. Functional Task at School: Handwriting
  23. Therapeutic Media: Activity with Purpose
  24. Motor Control and Motor Learning
  25. Sensory Processing/Integration and Occupation
  26. Applying the Model of Human Occupation to Pediatric Practice
  27. Assistive Technology
  28. Orthoses, Orthosis Fabrication, and Elastic Therapeutic Taping for the Pediatric Population
  29. Animal-Assisted Therapy
  30. Glossary
  31. Index
Jean W. Solomon, MHS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist, Berkeley County School District, Moncks Corner, SC and Jane Clifford O'Brien, PhD, OTR/L, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, Westbrook College of Health Professions, University of New England, Portland, ME


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