A clear and concise introduction to the sensory system, highlighting how it can differ in children. Using professional observation reports as examples, the book demonstrates how differing sensory thresholds affect the behaviour of children and gives practical recommendations for each case.
Provides an invaluable tool to practitioners and also create a platform for research. This book enables service users to recognise the long-term benefits of occupational participation by exploring the value of a range of activities. It provides occupational therapists with a valuable tool to support the use of their core skills.
Provides a comprehensive guide to the practice applications of the theory base. This book is designed to be a 'basic and beyond' text, of value to students throughout their studies but also a valuable reference text to clinicians.
Featuring the principles and techniques of Thai massage, this book discusses the theories of Thai medicine and its Chinese and Ayurvedic influences. It offers descriptions for different Thai massage techniques accompanied by color photographs and drawings, with arrows to indicate direction of movement.
This text reviews major models of body image, examines appropriate empirical studies and applies findings from mental health care to body image disturbance. It provides recommendations for the appropriate care of patients.
Written primarily for occupational therapists, this text explores the range of groupwork activities used within occupational therapy practice. Discussing theoretical aspects and practical approaches this book is an invaluable handbook to those working and studying occupational therapy.
Focuses on occupational therapy for physical dysfunction. This text provides a view of the field - from theoretical rationale to evaluation, treatment, and follow-up. Through the Occupational Functioning Model (OFM), it emphasize the conceptual foundation and scientific basis for practice.
Comprehensive and informative, the extensively revised fifth edition of Occupational Therapy in Psychiatry and Mental Health is an accessible overview of occupational therapy in psychiatry, providing key information on a range of international models of occupational therapy as well as their practical applications.
Occupational Science: Society, Inclusion, Participation is the must have resource for occupational therapists, occupational scientists, students and researchers. The book begins with a comprehensive review of the current literature and the knowledge generated to date.
Competence in any profession depends upon an understanding of the theory that underlies it. This concise and practical text for students and practitioners bridges the gap between occupational therapy theory and clinical practice, offering highly practical advice on using theory in practice in a wide range of settings.
This textbook is for all students and practioners of psychodrama and drama, and professionals seeking to extend their knowledge of creative arts therapies. The author provides a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of psychodrama, presenting a systematic analysis of its essential therapeutic ingredients.
Children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) are among the most marginalised people in society. They have some of the highest support needs and are most reliant on services.
A practical textbook which provides occupational therapists working in this area with a theoretical framework for practice. It outlines the work of the occupational therapist in this area of mental health and introduces a variety of theoretical approaches and therapeutic interventions used with child and adolescent mental health clients.
Focuses on the theory of occupational therapy (OT). This book looks at the OT management of specific conditions and at the 4 core processes which form the basis of practice of OT: assessment and evaluation of individual potential and performance, occupational analysis and adaptation, environmental analysis adaptation and therapeutic use of self.
Aims to provide an understanding of problems commonly encountered by the therapist working with people with neurological disability. This work describes aspects of posture and movement difficulties which occur as a result of neurological damage and gives guidance to help the therapist to plan the appropriate treatment programme for each patient.
Presents a comprehensive general overview of pediatric medicine from an osteopathic perspective. This textbook discusses the normal development, physiology and anatomy of the body systems from birth to adulthood. It explores the conditions and diseases of childhood and outlines the rationale for osteopathic treatment for each disorder.
Combining assessment guidance with evidence-based intervention strategies, this reference helps you locate the information you need to evaluate and manage pediatric disorders. It enables you to access diagnosis-specific information on epidemiology, precautions, and more, as well as suggested interventions supported by contemporary research.
The NEW edition of this best-selling textbook now takes a more evidence-based approach. Outlining the theory and practice of occupational therapy, the emphasis throughout is on the need for clear aims of treatment within a sound theoretical framework. It is still essential reading for students and lecturers in occcupational therapy at all levels.
Presents the application of the model of cognitive behavioural intervention in the practice of physiotherapy and occupational therapy addressing a range of clinical problems. This book aims to increase knowledge and awareness of how CBT can be applied within a theoretical framework from which physiotherapists and occupational therapists work.
Reveals advances in the evidence based Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) approach. This title discusses the developments in the fields of family therapy, brief therapy, and psychotherapy training and practice. It is suitable for psychotherapists, counselors, human services personnel, health care workers, and teachers.
Occupational Therapy in Orthopaedics and Trauma is a practical, evidence-based resource for professionals working with this specific client group. Written by a team of expert and specialist contributors, the book is divided into two sections, Orthopaedics and Trauma, for ease of reference.
Now in its second edition, this is the only book on occupational therapy in oncology and palliative care. It has been thoroughly updated, contains new chapters, and like the first edition will appeal to a range of allied health professionals working with patients with a life-threatening illness.
This book is a collection of essays on occupational therapy theory and its application in practice. They represent the reflections, on aspects of occupational therapy, of experts in their own fields who are at the cutting edge of theory development.
Fully updated and revised, this 2nd edition considers older people as major clients of occupational therapy services. It inspires innovation in the practice of occupational therapy with older people, encompasses current theories and challenges, and provides detailed coverage of bodily structures, functions and pathologies.
Provides a comprehensive overview of theories and frames of reference in occupational therapy. The origins of each frame is included as well as their objectives, function-dysfunction continuum, and views of change and motivation. The text also includes practical guidelines to assist with evaluation and treatment planning.
Responds to the renewed focus by the occupational therapy profession upon occupation. This fifth edition maintains the sequential process of learning activity analysis, and offers a step-by-step approach that helps students analyze activity for the purpose of optimizing the client's occupational performance.
* Translates the rhetoric of evidence-based practice into real clinical settings * Allows students and practitioners to engage more readily with best practice * Includes worked examples in case study format * Provides coverage that spans a range of client groups and settings .
Solution-focused brief therapy uses techniques underpinned by theoretical assumptions about people and what is helpful in promoting change through empowering them to take responsibility for their lives. This book provides practice examples to different professional contexts. It contains exercises that help to illustrate how the approach works.
The practice of OT continues to be influenced by greater awareness of the needs of children with disabilities, expansion of the theory and practice of psychology, medical science and occupational therapy, and the impact of twentieth century technology on the diagnosis, care and treatment of children.
This text asserts the value of problem solving within a holistic approach to human communication, which considers culture, ethnicity and psychosocial issues. It is concerned with drawing out commonalities that exist in practice with people with a range of communication disabilities.
Traces the historical development of the foundations of modern occupational therapy theory; examines its status; and, looks to its future. This title compares and contrasts eight well-known models, using diagrams to illustrate their practical applications and to highlight their similarities and differences.
Offers an introduction to phonetics in a presentation that equips the communication disorders student to deal with the wide range of speech types that will be encountered in a clinic. This work examines speech acoustics, with illustrations of sample spectrograms in traditional articulatory drawings. It is accompanied by a CD of sound examples.
This book provides a straightforward route into the essentials of keeping a personal development portfolio or reflective journal for all counselling and psychotherapy trainees, whether they are approaching the topic from a psychodynamic, person-centred or CBT perspective.