New PDF release: Conceptual Foundations of Occupational Therapy Practice

By Gary Kielhofner DrPH OTR/L FAOTA

Organize YOUR OT scholars TO turn into OT THINKERS. completely revised and up to date, the 4th variation of this groundbreaking textual content strains the old improvement of the rules of recent occupational remedy idea; examines its prestige this present day; and appears to its destiny. Dr. Kielhofner compares and contrasts 8 recognized versions, utilizing diagrams to demonstrate their functional functions and to spotlight their similarities and changes. good equipped chapters are supported via huge references.

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Crafts, sports, recreation, and work were all health, and its potential as a therapeutic tool. 1) shaped early occureflected in the workmanship, As a result of this early pational therapy practice. This sportsmanship, and craftsmanparadigm, occupational practice approached people ship. Because humans were by largely in terms of their nature doers and creators, they therapy identified itself as motivation, emphasizing the were seen as having a right to a field that appreciated importance of occupations as engage in occupations.

Son, 1941). occupation in human life, addressed problems of occupational disengagement, and used occupation as a Summary therapeutic measure. Occupational therapy’s early paradigm focused on occupation, its role in human life and in 28 The Early Development of Occupational Therapy Practice CHAPTER 3 Play and crafts provide opportunities for children with physical impairments to develop a sense of enjoyment and mastery while developing their capacities. 1 The Paradigm of Occupation Core Constructs • Occupation consists of alternation between modes of existing, thinking, and acting and requires a balance of these in daily life.

Training of Teachers for Occupational Therapy, 1918, p. 50) The human body was viewed as a dynamic entity, integrated into the larger pattern of everyday occupation: Our body is not merely so many pounds of flesh and bone figuring as a machine, with an abstract mind or soul added to it. It is throughout a live organism pulsating with its rhythm of rest and activity. . (Meyer, 1922, p. 10) Consequently, practitioners tried to understand not only how the body was used in various tasks but also how it required regular rhythms of work, rest, recreation, and sleep.

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