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This quick reference guide helps occupational therapy students and practitioners perform efficient and comprehensive evaluations for adults with disabilities. Designed to fit in the lab coat pocket, this book guides readers through the process of an evaluation. For easy reading, information in this spiralbound volume is organized into tables, boxes, and schematics. Features include: detailed appendices about standardized assessments and formal evaluation procedures; illustrated evaluation procedures; an evaluation checklist to help readers track each client's evaluation; suggestions for sequencing and abbreviating different evaluation procedures; and advice on meeting third-party payers' reimbursement requirements.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
Chapter 1: Occupational Therapy Evaluation/ Relation Between Evaluation, Theory, and Frame of Reference / Evaluation and Clinical Reasoning / Demands of the Health Care Marketplace / Information Needed from Screening and Evaluation / Suggestions for Use of Rest of Book Chapter 2: A Guide to EvaluationSteps: / Review the client's medical record and/or other pre-evaluation information / Collect your evaluation materials / Check with nursing to see if the client can be seen / Stop before entering client's space, take a deep breath, clear your mind, focus on taking in everything you will see and hear during your evaluation / Knock before entering client's room, home, space / Read any signs posted in client's environment about medical precautions or care procedures / Introduce yourself, ask the client how he or she would like to be addressed and make sure the client is physically comfortable / Interview the client and/or his/her caregivers / Observe functional performance & record observations / Evaluate component skills contributing to functional performance problems and record evaluation results / Note type and amount of cuing client needs for activity performance / Synthesize and summarize the data; make discharge projections, project and record rehabilitation objectives and interventions planned to reach discharge projections Chapter 3: Suggested Evaluation Sequences for Different Time Limits/ 20-30 Minute Screenings / 30-40 Minute Evaluations / 40-60 Minute Evaluations / Doing an Evaluation Over Several Intervention Sessions Appendices/ Appendix A: Interview Assessments of Client Priorities / Appendix B: Basic and Instrumental Activity of Daily LivingAssessments / Appendix C: Somatic Sensory Evaluation / Appendix D: Cognitive/Perceptual Assessments / Appendix E: Motor Evaluation Procedures / Appendix F: Psychosocial Skills Assessment / Appendix G: Discharge Situation Assessments / Appendix H: Uniform Terminology / Appendix I: International Classification of Impairments, Activities, and Participation