The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the most important movement disorders and describe the rehabilitation tools available for each disease. The management of movement disorders is challenging since most of these diseases are not curable and hardly treatable. Many of the disorders are chronic or degenerative diseases, therefore patients develop motor complications that could improve with rehabilitation interventions.
Movement Disorders Rehabilitation intends to serve as a practical guide on the field, attracting the interest of professionals and researchers on the fields of neurology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and other correlated therapies.
Features: Used Book in Good Condition By (author): Mitchell Scheiman OD FCOVD FAAO, Maxine Scheiman, Stephen G. Whittaker PhD FAAO OTR/L CLVT
Low vision rehabilitation is rapidly growing as a specialty practice for occupational therapists. This growth requires practical, evidence-based information on the evaluation and treatment of the effects of low vision on occupational performance. Responding to this need, Low Vision Rehabilitation: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists blends standards of practice that have been developed over 50 years by low vision therapists and optometrists, with the latest scientific research and the unique perspective of occupational therapists.
Low Vision Rehabilitation presents an emerging model in which occupational therapists practice as part of a team of vision rehabilitation professionals serving adults with low vision. Occupational therapists offer a unique contribution to the vision rehabilitation team, with a focus on meaningful occupational goals, the incorporation of occupation into therapy, and the orchestration of environmental, social, and non-visual personal factors into a treatment plan. Mitchell Scheiman, Maxine Scheiman, and Stephen Whittaker have developed a practical and straightforward text outlining an evaluation approach to interventions that focus on recovering occupational performance in adults.
Special features • Incorporates concepts from the AOTA Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process • Provides most of the core knowledge required for the ACVREP low vision certification examination and AOTA specialty certification in low vision • Includes an occupational therapy vision rehabilitation evaluation consisting of four components: occupational profile/case history, evaluation of visual factors, environmental evaluation, evaluation of occupational performance • Emphasizes intervention and low vision rehabilitation treatment including modification of the environment, use of non-optical assistive devices, use of optical devices, and use of computer technology • Provides valuable information on how to start an independent practice in low vision rehabilitation • Includes chapters on diabetic management and electronic assistive technology • Includes access to a companion website with printable forms and additional resources with text purchase
Written by authors who are optometrists, occupational therapists, researchers, and certified low vision therapists (CLVT), Low Vision Rehabilitation employs an interdisciplinary perspective that is unique, practical, and credible.
Put theory and research into practice for real-world success.
Here’s your introduction to the use of theory, research, and evidence in guiding your practice as an occupational therapy manager. From leadership and supervision to policies, program development, and continuous quality improvement, you’ll find complete coverage of the full range of issues and functions managers encounter in the real worlds in which they practice.
Whatever your role, the practical knowledge and the guidance you’ll find here will help you become a more effective OT, colleague, and manager.
Features: Used Book in Good Condition By (author): Icon Health Publications
This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to occupational therapy. It also gives extensive lists of bibliographic citations. Finally, it provides information to users on how to update their knowledge using various Internet resources. The book is designed for physicians, medical students preparing for Board examinations, medical researchers, and patients who want to become familiar with research dedicated to occupational therapy. If your time is valuable, this book is for you. First, you will not waste time searching the Internet while missing a lot of relevant information. Second, the book also saves you time indexing and defining entries. Finally, you will not waste time and money printing hundreds of web pages.
By (author): Karen Jacobs EdD OTR/L CPE FAOTA, Laela Simon OTR/L
Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy has been a leading resource for more than 15 years and has provided occupational therapy professionals and students with pertinent information right at their fingertips. Now revised and updated into a Sixth Edition, this pocket-size resource includes the latest information in the field of occupational therapy.
Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy, Sixth Edition by Dr. Karen Jacobs and Laela Simon remains the only comprehensive dictionary available specifically for occupational therapy. The handy, conveniently sized dictionary provides a quick reference to words, their definitions, and important resources used in daily practice and academic training.
The changes in diagnoses that have recently occurred, as well as changes in the U.S. health care system, have also been incorporated into this Sixth Edition. Nearly 4,000 terms are defined and more than 70 appendices are included.
Some of the 70 new appendices include: • Useful Apps for Occupational Therapy • Evidence-Based Practice, Levels of Evidence, and Qualitative Research • Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease – Seven Stages From the Alzheimer’s Foundation • Energy Conservation Techniques • Nutrition • Safe Patient Handling and Movement Skills • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome • Grip Development and Stages of Writing
Occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistants, clinicians, faculty, and students will benefit from the easy-to-use format and updated information that Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy, Sixth Edition has to offer. This valuable tool can be used by students completing fieldwork and new practitioners just starting out, and also serves as a handy reference for seasoned practitioners.
Features: Used Book in Good Condition By (author): Marilyn B. Cole MS OTR/L FAOTA
In occupational therapy practice, well designed groups represent social and cultural contexts for occupational performance in everyday life. Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy, the best-selling text for over 21 years by Marilyn B. Cole, has been updated to a Fourth Edition, offering strategies and learning tools to place clients in effective groups for enhanced therapeutic interventions.
Building on the original seven steps for learning group leadership, and keeping with the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Second Edition this text examines group dynamics from a therapeutic and wellness perspective. It reviews descriptions of how Occupational Therapy group leaders apply multiple levels of professional reasoning to maximize the therapeutic value of group interactions. Recent examples and evidence are also included in this Fourth Edition to reflect the design and use of groups for evaluation and intervention within the newly evolving paradigm of occupational therapy.
Features Inside the Fourth Edition:
· Practice exercises and applications within groups, such as conflict resolution and social learning techniques
· Overview of complexity theory and its application to groups
· A format for designing groups for many specific settings and populations within OT practice (writing group protocols)
· Six-session group laboratory exercise and format for students to learn and expand their cultural competence
· Six-session group laboratory exercise for students entitled “Developing Your Professional Self” addressing the transition from student to practitioner
· A structure for designing and leading wellness or therapeutic groups in the community as a service learning project for students
Beginning with a client-centered theoretical approach, the 7-step format provides guidelines for the adaptation of group structure and leadership according to different theoretical perspectives. Section 2 provides reviews and applications of the most common occupation based theories including several new occupation based models and frames of reference for designing and leading groups for a wide range of populations.
Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom.
Newly added sections expand the application of leadership skills such as professional leadership, focus group leadership, and team leadership. Current literature has been incorporated throughout, continuing the over 21 year tradition of education for all levels of occupational therapy students and professionals.