Occupational Therapy Assessment Tools: An Annotated Index 3rd Edition
Ina Elfant Asher, MS, OTR/L, Editor
Nearly 400 instruments are reviewed in this third edition of Occupational Therapy Assessment Tools, including many developed by occupational therapists. An international team of academicians, clinicians, researchers, and advanced-degree candidates working in various practice arenas collaborated on this update. The assessment profiles—which include title, authors, format, purpose, population, time required to administer, setting or position, materials or tools, brief description, interpretation, reliability and validity, source, additional references, cost, and ample— will be useful to clinicians and students, who must choose appropriate tools for clinical practice; to educators, who select assessment procedures for the classroom; and to researchers, who will find instruments that are designed for research purposes or will benefit from further investigation.
Another major change in this new edition is the incorporation of the language, terminology, and organization of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework. Other improvements include a matrix of all assessments, showing content areas and age ranges of each instrument. Most exciting is the accompanying searchable CD-ROM, which offers readers quick, easy access to the entire text.