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Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants, 4th Edition

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Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants, 4th Edition

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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.

    • UNIQUE! Video clips on the Evolve companion website show pediatric clients involved in a variety of occupational therapy interventions to demonstrate how concepts apply to actual practice.
    • UNIQUE! Clinical Pearls boxes highlight expert advice and tips from the authors and contributors.
    • Case examples provide snapshots of real-life situations to show how key concepts apply to real-life situations.
    • Evidence-based content incorporates clinical trials and outcome studies to demonstrate the evidentiary basis for OTA practice.
    • Inclusion of cultural diversity and sensitivity issues familiarize readers with the diverse groups of people that OTAs treat in practice.
    • Incorporation of prevention information demonstrates that the OTA’s role goes beyond intervention and treatment. 
    • Family-centered perspective uses the terminology of the AOTA Practice Framework to focus on tailoring the OT approach to meet the needs of children within the context of their own environments.
    • Review questions and summaries at the end of each chapter help readers assess and evaluate what they have learned.
    • Suggested activities in each chapter 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 they’re expected to learn from the chapter.
    • User resources on Evolve companion site include a variety of activities to help reinforce the material in the text, including: video clips and review questions.
      • NEW! Content on emerging areas of practice (such as community systems) broadens readers’ awareness of where interventions for children can take place.
      • NEW! Content on physical agent modalities (PAMS) outlines the theory and application of PAMS as used by OTAs with pediatric clients.
      • NEW! Pediatric MOHO assessments that are now available in the chapter on Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) assessments describe how these assessments can help with intervention.
      • NEW! Content on childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment, and concepts of elongation have been added to keep readers abreast of the latest trends and problems.
      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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