By Sharon A. Gutman, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, and Alison B. Schonfeld, OTR/L
In this era of managed health care and a focus on quality, the appropriate use of quick and cost-efficient screening methods has become critical in the assessment process. From brain injury to dementia, occupational therapists working with adults with neurological difficulties must be able to efficiently use various screening methods to pinpoint deficits and determine how they affect a client’s daily functioning.
This update of the classic text is a functional, easy-to-understand instruction manual describing the most common screening methods for clients with neurological disorders. This new edition includes dozens of videos demonstrating and explaining how to do various screens.
10 primary areas of neurologic screening are presented:
5. Peripheral nerve function
6. Motor function (including deep tendon re?ex function)
7. Basal ganglia and cerebellar function (balance, postural control, automated movements)
8. Cranial nerve function
10. Mental status.
Each chapter includes functional implications of impairment, screening procedures, red flags (signs and symptoms), available in-depth assessments, and screening forms. Step-by-step instructions and extensive photographs guide clinicians through the screening process.
Designed to allow therapists to easily identify possible impairment, document identified dysfunction, and determine if further in-depth evaluation is warranted, this bestselling text is a valuable reference tool for students to take from the classroom to the clinic.
978-1-56900-466-1, 260 pages, 2019
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-56900-467-8