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Interested in learning more about occupational therapy? This highly approachable, general information book defines and describes the scope and universe of occupational therapy practice in a readable, enjoyable way. It addresses the history and evolution of the occupational therapy profession, as well as the changing roles of the occupational therapist (OT) and occupational therapist assistant (OTA) in the health care environment. In addition, the book presents the general educational and licensure requirements for the OT and the OTA. The professional code of ethics and scope of practice are also addressed, as well as the various occupational therapy practice settings.
Preface About the Author Part I: What it Is Introduction: What the Heck is Occupational Therapy, Anyway? Ch 1: Defining Occupational Therapy Ch 2: A history of the profession Section II: How It Works Ch 3: What does an Occupational Therapist Do? Ch 4: Occupational Therapy Education Ch 5: Where Do Occupational Therapists Work? Ch 6: How does occupational therapy fit into the health care team? Ch 7: A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapist Appendix A: FAQ Appendix B: Occupational Therapy Contacts Appendix C: Recommended Further Readings Appendix D: Sample Activity Analysis Glossary Index