The Successful Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Student [NOOK Book]


The Successful Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Student is a stimulating new book that paves the way to the profession of occupational therapy. This is an imperative learning tool for all students since all curricula include Level I and II fieldwork requirements, ranging from the associate?s level to a master?s program.

This complete fieldwork book contains a wide array of topics that guide the reader from the initial planning steps to the ...
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The Successful Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Student

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The Successful Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Student is a stimulating new book that paves the way to the profession of occupational therapy. This is an imperative learning tool for all students since all curricula include Level I and II fieldwork requirements, ranging from the associate’s level to a master’s program.

This complete fieldwork book contains a wide array of topics that guide the reader from the initial planning steps to the completion of successful fieldwork, including how to design fieldwork as a supervisor. It provides students with the opportunity to not only assess various situations, but also utilize their knowledge to demonstrate clinical reasoning. A multitude of activities are included from the first page to the last, designed to groom students for their fieldwork.

The Successful Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Student is the ultimate resource for OT/OTA students and the clinicians who educate them, providing a wealth of information while allowing for clinical reasoning to occur. This one-of-a-kind book contains unique features that will prove beneficial to students at varying degrees of education.

Each chapter includes activities and assignments for students to complete as they prepare for fieldwork.
The text is filled with real-life fieldwork student cases.
The text teaches how to prevent problems that can occur, as well as how to fix them when they do.
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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Rebecca Leigh Cupps, BS(University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Description: "This book is designed to assist occupational therapy students who are preparing to enter the fieldwork component of entry-level preparation. It is a comprehensive guide through every facet of the fieldwork experience, providing answers to questions that may arise along the way. "
Purpose: "The purpose, as described by the author, is to ease students' transitions through fieldwork expereinces at levels I and II as well as entry into practice. This book could be very beneficial to students in providing information about what to expect when entering the field expereince and could serve to help reduce anxiety about this educational transition. The book successfully meets the author's stated objectives. "
Audience: "The book is written specifically for occupational therapy students, but I believe that it could benefit fieldwork coordinators and educators by reminding them of the challenges students face in entering new fieldwork settings. Those likely to benefit most are students about to enter into fieldwork, academic fieldwork coordinators and clinical educators working with students as preceptors in clinical settings. "
Features: "The authors describe the purpose for fieldwork in the preparation of students for entry into practice. The book emphasizes the value of teaching students professional communication and demeanor and describes the importance of fieldwork site selection as it relates to student learning style, interests, and maturity. Strategies are offered to assist students in planning and organizing fieldwork assignments. Authors provide information regarding the possible problems that might arise and offer students and supervisory materials that could be discussed early in the experience. The final chapters inform students what to expect after graduation, including information about national certification examination preparation, resume preparation, and how to prepare for an employment interview. The authors provide stories as examples of fieldwork successes and problems. I found the examples very helpful and entertaining. "
Assessment: "This is a very useful tool for occupational therapy students. As a student myself, it put my mind at ease about entering level II fieldwork and answered many questions that I had about what to expect. This book will be an excellent resource during my upcoming fieldwork experiences and a guide to enrty in practice. I would recommend this book to any student preparing to begin fieldwork and I believe it would be an excellent resource for academic and clinical fieldwork educators who are helping students to prepare for entry in the field. "
From The Critics
Intended for occupational therapy students and the clinicians who educate them, this volume addresses an array of topics that guide the reader from the initial planning steps to the completion of fieldwork, including how to design fieldwork as a supervisor. Includes numerous activities and assignments, along with fieldwork case studies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617113031
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/15/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Karen Sladyk, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

Karen Sladyk, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, earned her OT degree from Eastern Michigan University, her MS in community health from Southern Connecticut State University, and her PhD in adult and vocational education from the University of Connecticut. Currently the chair of OT at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA, she is part of a faculty that offers both occupational therapy and occupational therapy assisting degrees. This fieldwork book is her eighth book with SLACK Incorporated. All her writing has been specifically designed to help students succeed in occupational therapy programs. When not busy with academic issues, Karen enjoys creative occupations, such as quilting, photography, and crafting. She volunteers at the local animal shelter. She lives in a 154-year-old house, in constant need of upkeep, with her two cats, Oliver and Laura.

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Table of Contents

About the Editor
About the Contributors
Ch. 1 Purpose and Process of Fieldwork 3
Ch. 2 Learning Objectives for the Fieldwork Experience 11
Ch. 3 Professional Behaviors 23
Ch. 4 Learning Styles 37
Ch. 5 Knowing Yourself 45
Ch. 6 Choosing the Right Fieldwork Sites 53
Ch. 7 Getting Organized 65
Ch. 8 Work All Day, Homework All Evening 81
Ch. 9 Teams and Teamwork 95
Ch. 10 Supervision 103
Ch. 11 Fixing Fieldwork Problems 117
Ch. 12 Dealing with Withdrawal or Termination 135
Ch. 13 Transition Models 143
Ch. 14 Studying for the NBCOT Exam During Fieldwork 155
Ch. 15 Developing Your Professional Portfolio 167
Ch. 16 Writing a Resume and Interviewing 173
Ch. 17 Professional Development 191
Ch. 18 Supervising Your Own Students 201
App. A: Important Contact Information 211
App. B: Internet Resources 215
Index 219
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