Management Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant / Edition 1

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Overview

Occupational Therapy Assistant Management is an introductory text to a This user-friendly book includes special learning tools to help students understand essential concepts discussed throughout the text. Review questions and problem-based case studies are included at the end of each chapter to help facilitate student directed learning. Innovative topics such as entrepreneurship, communication skills, and change management are discussed to improve skills necessary in all areas of OT practice. Management Skills for the Occupational Therapy Assistant is an introductory text to address management skills necessary for the OTA. This exceptional book provides definitions, explanations, and examples of leadership and management skills for the student. The chapters empower practitioners in important areas of skills such as communication, ethics, reimbursement and managing change. This user-friendly book includes special learning tools to help students understand essential concepts discussed throughout the text. Review questions and problem-based case studies are included at the end of each chapter to help facilitate student directed learning. Innovative topics such as entrepreneurship, communication skills, and change management are discussed to improve skills necessary in all areas of OT practice. Features Include: Comprehensive topics. Well-respected chapter authors who are experienced OTA educators. User friendly. Problem-Based case studies will assist in applying knowledge. Review questions at the end of each chapter help students track progress and evaluate personal growth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556425387
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Edition description: Book & Disk
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 315,821
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Solomon, OTR

Amy Solomon, OTR has been an occupational therapist since 1982 when she graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor of science in occupational therapy. She is currently in the process of completing her thesis for her advanced master's degree in occupational therapy, also from Colorado State. Amy's clinical practice has focused primarily in the area of inpatient psychiatry at Denver Health Medical Center (formerly Denver General Hospital). Her other clinical experience includes inpatient rehabilitation and home health. During her tenure at Denver General Hospital, she became involved in education as the fieldwork coordinator for the OT Department in the Department of Psychiatry. Deciding that education was her passion, she began teaching in the OTA Program at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, CO in 1994, moving on to develop and direct the OTA Program at Denver Technical College from 1995 through 2001. In July 2003, Amy will begin her second consecutive term on the Roster of Accreditation Evaluators of the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She recently completed her term as newsletter editor for the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado. Amy is currently a curriculum writer/developer for Quantum Integrations in Denver and also serves as a lower elementary team member at the Montessori School of Denver.

Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA

Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA is the immediate and past president of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Dr. Jacobs is a professor of occupational therapy at Boston University. She earned a doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts, a master's at Boston University, and a bachelor's at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

In addition to being an occupational therapist, Dr. Jacobs is also a board-certified professional ergonomist and the founding editor of the international journal WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. Two special areas of research interest are children and backpack use and "healthy computing," as more Americans, children and adults, spend increasing time working at computer keyboards, putting themselves at risk for repetitive strain injuries and other conditions that can result from overuse.

Karen is also an entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of Field Informatics, LLC, a software developer for personal digital assistants (PDAs). Karen Jacobs has appeared in a number of print and broadcast stories about occupational therapy, including the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, 20/20, CNN, NPR, and others. She is also the co-host of the Andover local access television show, Lifestyle by Design.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Editors
Contributing Authors
Preface 

Chapter 1: Roles and Responsibilities of the Occupational Therapy Assistant in Management
Chapter 2: Change Management
Chapter 3: History of Health Care Management
Chapter 4: Credentialing, Ethics, and the Legalities of Practice
Chapter 5: Reimbursement and Finance
Chapter 6: Personnel Considerations and Supervision
Chapter 7: Communication Skills
Chapter 8: Continuous Quality Improvement
Chapter 9: Utilizing and Contributing to Research
Chapter 10: Occupational Therapy and Entrepreneurship 

Index

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