The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument is widely used as the framework for providing activity-based care for people with cognitive impairments, including dementia. The Instrument is recommended for daily living skills training and activity planning in the National Institute for Clinical Excellence Clinical Guidelines for Dementia (NICE 2006), and has been proven valid and reliable by a recent research study. It is an essential resource for any practitioner or carer wanting to provide fulfilling occupation for clients with cognitive impairments.
This fourth edition of The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument for Occupational Profiling includes a new section on using the PAL Checklist to carry out sensory interventions, together with the photocopiable Instrument itself in a new easy-to-use format, and plans that help to match users' abilities to activities. It includes the latest research on the use of the PAL Instrument in a range of settings, and new case studies, as well as information about how a new online PAL tool complements and supports the book. The book also contains suggestions for activities, together with information on obtaining the necessary resources and guidance for carrying out the activities with individuals of different ability levels, as revealed by the PAL Checklist.
Table of Contents
- About the Author and Contributors.
Part 1: The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument.
- 1. The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument.
- 2. Introduction to Part 1.
- 3. The Four Activity Levels.
- 4. Reliability and Validity of the PAL Checklist. (Jennifer Wenborn, University College London, David Challis, University of Manchester, and Martin Orrell, University College London. )
- 5. Life History Work.
- 6. PAL Checklist Case Studies.
- 7. Planning Interventions: Completing the Pool Activity Level (PAL) Profile and the PAL Individual Action Plan.
- 8. Implementing Interventions.
- 9. Planning and Implementing Sensory Interventions. (Lesley Collier, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, University of Southampton.)
- 10. Seeing Results: Aims and Rationale of the PAL Instrument.
Part II: Using the Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument in Leisure Activities. (Sarah Mould, Training and Development Consultant, Jackie Pool Associates Ltd., and Jackie Pool. )
- 11. Introduction to Part 2.
- 12. Table Top Games Activity Pack.
- 13. Social Games Activity Pack.
- 14. Creative Activities Pack.
- 15. Sensory Activities Pack.