Working with Children and Adolescents: A Guide for the Occupational Therapy Assistant / Edition 1

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This book is a valuable resource for directing the clinical reasoning of occupational therapy assistants as they prepare to provide services to children and adolescents. Divided into 4 sections, this book explains best- practice occupational therapy services based on knowledge about occupations, occupation based and non-occupation based conceptual models, and the occupational development of children and adolescents. Through the use of multiple vignettes and case studies, the occupational therapy assistants learn how to implement interventions for children and adolescents who are experiencing specific health and learning challenges. Reflection and application questions at the end of each chapter reinforce text content.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131719170
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/11/2008
  • Series: Pearson Custom Health Professions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 1,131,232
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Janet DeLany earned her doctoral degree in adult education from The Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a post baccalaureate certificate degree in occupational therapy from the University of Pennsylvania. She has practiced as an occupational therapist for 30 years with a focus on children and adolescents. For the past 20 years she also has been an occupational therapy educator, teaching at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Currently she is an associate professor and coordinator of the Doctor of Science in Occupational Science program at Towson University. She serves on the American Occupational Therapy Commission on Practice and is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Her research interests include understanding the leadership and learning women in health care professions, and occupational challenges of teen mothers.

Margaret Pendzick earned her masters degree in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University and a baccalaureate degree in English and Sociology from Marquette University. She has over 30 years of clinical occupational therapy experience working with children, adolescents, and families in early intervention programs, school systems, out-patient pediatric clinics, and home health settings. She holds board certification in pediatrics from the American Occupational Therapy Association. For the past 9 years, she has been an instructor and fieldwork coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, The Pennsylvania State University. She also has instructed baccalaureate level courses on pediatrics, motor control, and technology at The Pennsylvania State University and Mount Mary College. She has presented workshops and poster sessions on topics related to pediatric practice and occupational therapy assistant education at state, national, and international conferences. Her research interests include efficacy of course learning experiences to foster critical reasoning skill development in occupational therapy students and environmental influence on student’s ability to attend to task.

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Table of Contents

Section I: Overview of Occupational Therapy

Chapter 1- Understanding the Domain and Process of Occupational Therapy

Chapter 2- Occupation Based Theories and Conceptual Models Guiding Practice

Chapter 3- Non-Occupation Based Frames of Reference Guiding Practice

Chapter 4-Role of the Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant in Various Practice Settings

Section II - Occupations of Children and Adolescents

Chapter 5- Developmental Influences on the Occupations of Infants and Toddlers

Chapter 6- Developmental Influences on the Occupations of Young Children

Chapter 7- Developmental Influences on the Occupations of School Age Children

Chapter 8- Developmental Influences on the Occupations of Adolescents

Section III — Applying The Occupational Therapy Process

Chapter 9- Evaluation of Children and Adolescents — General Principles

Chapter 10- Interventions for Children and Adolescents — General Principles

Chapter 11 — Documenting the Occupational Therapy Process and Outcomes

Chapter 12 — Interventions for Activities of Daily Living

Chapter 13 — Interventions for Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

Chapter 14 — Interventions for Education and Work

Chapter 15 — Interventions for Play, Leisure, and Social Participation

Section IV — Implementing Occupational Therapy Interventions for Children and Adolescents

Chapter 16 — Children and Adolescents with Cognitive Challenges

Chapter 17 — Children and Adolescents with Psychosocial and Emotional Challenges

Chapter 18 — Children and Adolescents with Orthopedic and Muscular Conditions

Chapter 19 — Children and Adolescents with Neural Tube Defects

Chapter 20 — Children and Adolescents with Neurological Challenges — Cerebral Palsy

Chapter 21 — Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Chapter 22 — Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities


Appendix A: Developmental Charts

Appendix B: Reflexes, Righting and Equilibrium Reactions

Appendix C: Sequence of Grasp

Appendix D: Legislation

Appendix E: Web resources



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