The PTA Handbook: Keys to Success in School and Career for the Physical Therapist Assistant / Edition 2

The PTA Handbook: Keys to Success in School and Career for the Physical Therapist Assistant / Edition 2

by Kathleen Curtis, Peggy DeCelle Newman
     
 

The updated Second Edition of The PTA Handbook is a unique textbook that serves students from pre-admission into a physical therapist assistant program, through the academic program, up to career entry and practice as a physical therapist assistant. Dr. Kathleen A. Curtis and Peggy DeCelle Newman have updated this Second Edition to reflect current practice standards,… See more details below

Overview

The updated Second Edition of The PTA Handbook is a unique textbook that serves students from pre-admission into a physical therapist assistant program, through the academic program, up to career entry and practice as a physical therapist assistant. Dr. Kathleen A. Curtis and Peggy DeCelle Newman have updated this Second Edition to reflect current practice standards, including updated core professional documents addressing direction and supervision to align with developments in the physical therapy profession. The PTA Handbook, Second Edition expands on the popular first edition and includes an overview of the physical therapy profession, the physical therapist (PT) - physical therapist assistant (PTA) preferred relationship, evidenced-based practice and information literacy, diversity and cultural proficiency, and planning for life-long learning and leadership development. What is new in the Second Edition: - Includes key documents that guide the provision of physical therapy services and describe the relationship between delivery of care by the PT and PTA - Career development strategies for the PTA, including criteria for Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the Physical Therapist Assistant and leadership roles in professional, clinical, and community contexts - Case studies and "Putting It Into Practice" exercises are user- friendly, realistic approaches to enhance student learning and comprehension through immediate and meaningful application of the topic being discussed - Written as a strategy-based guide to success for PTA students in meeting the required demands and expectations during a PTA program as well as in practice in the field The PTA Handbook, Second Edition also covers information that will assist advisors and counselors in college and work re-entry programs to provide guidance regarding the physical therapy profession and specifically the differing roles of the PTA and PT. This text will also serve as a key gui

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617110207
Publisher:
Slack, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2014
Pages:
350
Sales rank:
275,425
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgments 
About the Authors 
Contributing Authors
Foreword by Becky S. McKnight, PT, MS 
Preface 

Section I The Physical Therapy Profession in the Changing World  

Chapter 1 The Profession of Physical Therapy  
Kathleen A. Curtis, PT, PhD and Lisa M. Zuber, PT, PhD

Chapter 2 The Changing World and the Future of Physical Therapy  
Kathleen A. Curtis, PT, PhD and Lisa M. Zuber, PT, PhD

Chapter 3 Evolving Roles in Physical Therapy  

Section II Becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant 

Chapter 4 A Primer on Physical Therapist Assistant Education 

Chapter 5 Standards of Behavior and Conduct  

Chapter 6 Student Performance Evaluation 

Chapter 7 Presentations, Papers, and Projects  

Section III Becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant Student 

Chapter 8 Managing the Learning Process  

Chapter 9 Will I Do Well Enough?  

Chapter 10 Taking Control: Self-Management Strategies 

Chapter 11 Legal and Ethical Considerations 

Section IV Support for Special Student Needs  

Chapter 12 Students With Disabilities  

Chapter 13 When Speaking and Writing English Is a Challenge  

Chapter 14 Re-Entry and Career Transition Students  
Tina Buettell, MPT and Kathleen A. Curtis, PT, PhD

Section V Planting the Seeds for a Bright Future  

Chapter 15 Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy 

 
Chapter 16 Information Literacy 

Chapter 17 Diversity and Cultural Competency in Physical Therapy  

Chapter 18 Collaboration: You’re on the Team!  

Chapter 19 Student Involvement in the American Physical Therapy Association  

Chapter 20 Attending Conferences 

Section VI First Steps Into the Profession of Physical Therapy 

Chapter 21 Preparing for Licensure 

Chapter 22 Entering the Job Market  

Chapter 23 Challenges for the New Graduate  

Chapter 24 Planning for Lifelong Learning 

Chapter 25 Working With Your Supervisor(s)  

Chapter 26 Leadership Opportunities for the Physical Therapist Assistant 

Appendix 1 Model Practice Act for Physical Therapy Language  

Appendix 2 Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant 

Appendix 3 Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist 

Appendix 4 Standards of Practice for Physical Therapy 

Appendix 5 Minimum Required Skills for Physical Therapist Assistant Graduates at Entry-Level 

Appendix 6 Direction and Supervision of the Physical Therapist Assistant 

Appendix 7 Levels of Supervision 

Appendix 8 Provision of Physical Therapy Interventions and Related Tasks  

Appendix 9 Values-Based Behaviors for the Physical Therapist Assistant  

Appendix 10 Professionalism in Physical Therapy: Core Values 

Financial Disclosures
Index

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