Occupational therapists use occupations and activities as not just a goal, but also as a treatment medium, therefore, they must understand both the uniqueness of a client's occupations and how an activity can be used therapeutically. To analyze the complexity of an occupation takes much more depth of understanding of the person engaging in it, his or her environment, and the uniqueness of the occupation a person has chosen. The new Second Edition of Occupation-Based Activity Analysis continues the tradition of teaching students and clinicians the process of conducting activity analyses and occupation-based activity analyses. Dr. Heather Thomas has updated Occupation-Based Activity Analysis, Second Edition to reflect the significant changes made to the activity analysis process and terminology in the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Third Edition. As in an activity analysis, occupation-based activity analysis looks at what is required for full participation, yet goes beyond analyzing the activity; it looks at what it means for the person engaging in it and how and where it is performed by that person. Inside Occupation-Based Activity Analysis, Second Edition, each chapter is dedicated to a component of the activity analysis process and corresponding section of the Framework. Chapters have been restructured based on a greater emphasis on occupation-based activity analysis. From start to finish, readers are guided through identifying the occupation, sequence and timing, objects and properties, space and social demands, body functions, and structures and performance skills required. New in the Second Edition: * Chapters throughout the text have been updated to reflect the changes in the Framework * A new chapter to reflect the new addition to the Activity Demands section of the Framework * Changes in terminology and definitions in the areas of occupation, performance skills, and body functions * Additional activities provide
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About the Author
Heather Thomas, PhD, OTR/L is Assistant Professor at Loma Linda University in Southern California. She has taught activity analysis in the occupational therapy master’s degree program since 2004. After obtaining her master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California in 1998, she studied health care administration at Trident University and gained her PhD in health science in 2011. Thomas focuses her clinical work in the adult acute and acute rehabilitation settings. From 2000 to 2002, she was the Director of the Assistive Technology Center and from 2007 to 2008, she served as the Director of Occupational Therapy at Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation in Pomona California. She is actively involved in the Occupational Therapy Association of California, and has presented at state and American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) conferences. She currently serves as the California AOTA representative. Expanding occupational therapy’s reach into underserved areas, she volunteers in Haiti to work with those who had been injured during an earthquake that occurred in 2010. A yoga instructor for many years, she now enjoys practicing yoga at home in Los Angeles, snow skiing, learning new occupations, and participating in social activities with friends and family.
Table of Contents
About the Author
Section I Activity Analysis
Chapter 1 What Is Activity Analysis?
Chapter 2 What Are We Analyzing?
Chapter 3 Sequence and Timing
Chapter 4 Objects, Space, and Social Demands
Chapter 5 Required Body Functions
Chapter 6 Required Body Structures
Chapter 7 Required Actions/Performance Skills
Section II Occupation-Based Activity Analysis
Chapter 8 The Client: The Key to Conducting an Occupation-Based Activity Analysis
Chapter 9 Grading and Adapting
Appendix A: Blank Forms and Activities
Appendix B: Blank Activity Analysis Forms
Appendix C: Completed Activity Analysis Form