Ryan's Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • ISBN 9781556429620
  • Author: Sladyk, Karen||
  • Publ Date: 2014-12-15
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  • Binding: Hardback

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A renowned and cornerstone text for the occupational therapy assistant for more than 30 years is now available in an updated Fifth Edition.

Continuing with a student-friendly format, the classic Ryan's Occupational Therapy Assistant: Principles, Practice Issues, and Techniquescontinues to keep pace with the latest developments in occupational therapy, including the integration of key concepts from key documents for the occupational therapy profession, such as:



AOTA's Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Third Edition
ACOTE Standards
Code of Ethics and Ethics Standards
Guidelines for Supervision, Roles, and Responsibilities During the Delivery of Occupational Therapy Services
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5)

Building on the legacy work of Sally E. Ryan, Dr. Karen Sladyk presents more than 45 chapters in the Fifth Edition of Ryan's Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Using actual client examples, occupational therapy assistant (OTA) students are guided throughout the process of learning various principles and disabilities to applying that knowledge in a clinical setting.

What is new inside the Fifth Edition:



Two new chapters included in the Occupations and Disabilities section on Downs syndrome and diabetes and bipolar disorder
Updates of each chapter throughout
New evidence-based practice and supportive research throughout
New color interior design throughout
Updated references throughout

Included with the text are online supplemental materials for faculty use in the classroom.

Ryan's Occupational Therapy Assistant, Fifth Edition includes a variety of treatment techniques that help students understand how to choose and when to implement certain procedures. Group intervention, assistive technology and adaptive equipment, basic splinting, wellness and health promotion, and work injury activities are examples of the techniques presented.

This Fifth Edition also includes specific chapters about evidence-based practice and understanding research. Chapters on supervision, functional ethics, and professional development are examples geared toward educating OTA students on how to manage different aspects of their early career.

A core text for students aspiring to become successful OTAs for more than 30 years, Ryan's Occupational Therapy Assistant: Principles, Practice Issues, and Techniques, Fifth Edition is the leading textbook to have throughout one's education and early career.
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