Crafts and Creative Media in Therapy / Edition 4

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Engagement in crafts and other creative activities is making a comeback as an established method in the occupational therapy rehabilitation process. With the profession promoting a return to purposeful activity and "occupation" as key components of treatment, the Fourth Edition of Crafts and Creative Media in Therapy will continue to be a leading resource. For more than 15 years, Carol Tubbs and Margaret Drake have illuminated the value of the use of crafts and other creative media in therapeutic settings. Inside this Fourth Edition, the authors give examples of the benefits of crafts, describe how to document their use, and give suggestions for effective implementation. A variety of craft categories, suitable for various treatment settings and appealing to a range of interests, are described and explained, as well as low- or no-cost projects and ideas for the therapist who may have limited resources. Each Craft Section Includes:
• A case study demonstrating the craft in treatment and/or assessment
• One or more sample projects, with grading and documentation suggestions for each
• Supplies, time, and general preparation steps required
• Precautions and safety considerations
• Related discussion questions
• Key terms, tools and supplies Craft projects have been updated to be consistent with evolving cultural tastes and provide a wealth of ideas for adaptation to create the "just right challenge." Crafts and Creative Media in Therapy, Fourth Edition also contains information on how creative activities are suitable for use within various occupational therapy frames of reference, populations for whom the activities might be appropriate, adaptations and ways of grading the activities, and methods for documentation. Crafts and Creative Media in Therapy, Fourth Edition maintains focus on the therapeutic application of the media and emphasizes the most recent research and anecdotal evidence of crafts and their benefits. Instructors in edu

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556429767
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 173,703
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Crellin Tubbs, MA, OTR/L has been a practicing occupational therapist for 25 years. A graduate of the Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) Occupational Therapy program, she is currently an associate professor and assistant chair at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson, Mississippi) in the School of Health Related Professions. She has served as an Item Writer for NBCOT and practices on an as-needed basis in an outpatient clinic. She is involved with a community homeless program, and along with her students and other faculty, enjoys working with the population there on crafts and other productive activities. She is a lifetime crafter and believes in the healing and skill-building power of creative involvement.    

Margaret Drake, PhD, OTR/L, ATR-BC, LPAT, FAOTA splits her time between writing historical novels, typing family documents (e.g., mother’s 1912 diary) to preserve them for future generations, volunteering for civic groups, and most recently, returning to professional work in long-term care on an “on-call” basis after a 5-year hiatus from practice following retirement from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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Table of Contents

Section I                              Why Use Crafts?                                                                                                             

Chapter 1                            Introduction: Crafts in Perspective                                                                          

Chapter 2                            The Case for Crafts: Justification for Use in Occupational Therapy             

Section II                             How to Use Crafts                                                                                                          

Chapter 3                            Analyzing and Grading Crafts and Creative Media                                            

Chapter 4                            Documenting the Use of Crafts and Creative Media                                        

Chapter 5                            Using Crafts and Creative Media in Practice                                                        

Section III                            Crafts in Application                                                                                                     

Traditional Occupational Therapy Crafts

Chapter 6                            Mosaic and Glass Crafts                                                                                               

Chapter 7                            Woodworking                                                                                                                  

Chapter 8                            Metal Crafts                                                                                                                      

Chapter 9                            Ceramics                                                                                                                             

Chapter 10                          Leatherwork                                                                                                                     

Modern and Domestic Crafts

Chapter 11                          Needlework                                                                                                                      

Chapter 12                          Gardening and Nature Crafts                                                                                     

Chapter 13                          Cooking as a Craft                                                                                                           

Chapter 14                          Crafts From Found and Recycled Materials                                                          

Chapter 15                          Paper Crafts                                                                                                                      

Chapter 16                          Bead and Wire Work                                                                                                     

Miscellaneous Crafts

Chapter 17                          Electronic Media                                                                         #160;                                   

                                                Charla Bullard and Lori Lockhart; Fourth Edition updated by Carol Tubbs

Chapter 18                          Expressive Media                                                                                                           

Appendix I                          Vendors                                                                                                                              

Appendix II                         Internet Sites/Resources                                                                                            

Appendix III                       Sample Activity Analysis Form                                                                   

Appendix IV                       Occupational Therapy Practice Framework Summary                     


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