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Contents Acknowledgements Introduction: What the Heck Is Occupational Therapy, Anyway? Part I: What It Is Chapter 1: What Is Occupational Therapy? * Introduction * Defining Occupational Therapy * The Importance of Occupation * The Multiple Roles of the Occupational Therapist * Flexibility in Practice * A Sense of Humor Goes a Long Way * Summary Chapter 2: A Brief History of the Profession * Introduction * A Brief Prelude to Modern Medicine * The Rise and Fall of the Moral Treatment Movement * The Early 20th Century and the Birth of Occupational Therapy * Baptism by Fire: The War Years, 1917-1945 * Breaking Away from the Medical Model * Summary Part II: How It Works Chapter 3: Basic Concepts of Occupational Therapy * Introduction * Defining Occupation * * * * Balancing Occupational Roles for Optimal Health * Time Management Skills * How Occupational Therapy Helps People * Summary Chapter 4: Occupational Therapy Education * Introduction * Educational Requirements * Courses of Study * Fieldwork and the Real World * Traits Necessary to Be an Effective Therapist * Summary Chapter 5: Where Do Occupational Therapists Work? * Introduction * Psychosocial Practice * Physical Disabilities * Pediatrics and School Systems * Other Practice Areas * Summary Chapter 6: How Does Occupational Therapy Fit Into the Health Care Team? * Introduction * The Patient * The Family/Significant Others * The Physician * Nurses * Certified Nurse Aides * Physical Therapists * Speech and Language Pathologists (Speech Therapists) * Therapeutic Recreation and Activities Therapists * Dietitians * Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors * Teachers * Summary Chapter 7: The Occupational Therapy Process * Introduction * The Occupational Therapy Referral and Evaluation * The Evaluation Process * Assessing Activities of Daily Living * Treatment Planning * The Treatment Process * Discharging the Client from Therapy * Summary Chapter 8: Diseases and Disorders Occupational Therapists Frequently Treat * Introduction * Developmental Disorders * Mental Disorders * The Role of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health * Physical Disabilities * Summary Chapter 9: A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapist * Introduction * Sharon: Outpatient Therapy * Kent: Home Health * Leigh Anne: School-Based Therapy * Anita: Long-Term Care * Carlos: Mental Health * Summary Appendix A: Recommended Further Readings on Occupational Therapy Appendix B: Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics Appendix C: Standards of Practice for Occupational Therapy Glossary of Terms Index
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