Professional Portfolio in Occupational Therapy: Career Development and Continuing Competence / Edition 1

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Developing a portfolio is an excellent way to communicate your personal skills that are integral towards success in a specific profession. As an artist uses a portfolio to showcase their talents, it is equally important for an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant to document their achievements and plan professional growth. The Professional Portfolio: Career Development and Continuing Competence in Occupational Therapy is an excellent reference for anyone in the field of occupational therapy to create a visual representation of their knowledge, expertise, and clinical experiences. Janet Nagayda, Jaclyn Richardson, and Sarah Schindehette designed this resource as a template for creating a portfolio that the occupational therapy profession will value. Included are specific forms necessary for each step in the portfolio stage as well as examples of completed forms to answer questions that may arise when creating your own portfolio.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556426445
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet Nagayda, OTD, MS, OTR

Janet Nagayda, OTD, MS, OTR, is the acting Program Director of the Occupational Therapy Program at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. She has been an occupational therapist for over thirty years and in academia for thirteen years. Her primary practice areas have been school-based service, the application of assistive technology, and program and curriculum development.

Sarah Schindehette, OTR

Sarah Schindehette, OTR, has been an occupational therapist with the adult population in a variety of service settings. She is currently applying her skills in the business world as a regional Vice President of a financial services organization. Her long-term professional goals include owning and managing a private rehabilitation enterprise and teaching.

Jaclyn Richardson, OTR

Jaclyn Richardson, OTR, is currently in part-time practice in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. A toddler and new baby are receiving her primary attention. Jackie has also worked closely with a home building group to develop adaptive living spaces.

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Table of Contents


About the Authors

Section I: Foundations
Chapter 1: Occupational Therapy Defined
Chapter 2: Portfolios and Pitch Books 

Section II:The System and the Process
Chapter 3: The Portfolio System
Chapter 4: The Portfolio Process 

Section III: Begin Creating
Chapter 5: Planning
Chapter 6: Overcoming Procrastination 

Section IV: Section by Section
Chapter 7: Values, Missions, and Goals
Chapter 8: Education
Chapter 9: Professional Development
Chapter 10: Professional Skills
Chapter 11: Professional Presentations and Publications
Chapter 12: Service
Chapter 13: Expressions of Support
Chapter 14: Personal
Chapter 15: Create Your Own 

Section V: A Lifetime of Use
Chapter 16: Thinking Critically
Chapter 17: Continuing Development


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