Delivers essential information for occupational therapy assistant students and practitioners in a succinct and straightforward format. In collaboration with a wide range of highly skilled and expert professionals from clinical practice and academia, Amy Wagenfeld, JenniferKaldenberg, and DeLana Honaker present an interprofessional perspective to pediatric clinical foundations, theory, and practical application activities in a highly accessible and engaging format. The second edition offers new and engaging features to facilitate learningfrom the classroom to the clinic.
Integrated within each chapter are Stories from Practice: brief vignettes of actual author clinical experiences, short case studies, and reflective activities designed to elicit discussion and exploration into the unique world of pediatric occupational therapy theory andpractice. A new chapter on childhood trauma has been added to enhance the comprehensive and current nature of pediatric practice in the 21st century. Diverse illustrations, a significant Major Infant Reflexes Chart, and a comprehensive Normal DevelopmentalMilestones Chart are also included in the book to reinforce important concepts associated with child development as it relates to occupational therapy assistant practice. The seamless integration of this material enables all readers to develop a comprehensiveunderstanding of the information and apply that knowledge in a pediatric setting.
Features of the second edition include:
- Up-to-date information, including the AOTA current Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics.
- Stories from Practice feature, which provides a unique reflective link from classroom to clinic.
- Useful resource for classroom to clinical practice.
- Comprehensive Normal Developmental Milestones Chart and Major Infants Reflexes Chart.
- A chapter on childhood trauma.
Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom. Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, Second Edition continues to be the perfect text for bothoccupational therapy assistant students and practitioners specializing in or transitioning to pediatrics.