Publisher: AOTA Press
Edited by Timothy J. Wolf, OTD, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Dorothy Farrar Edwards, PhD; and Gordon Muir Giles, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Functional cognition describes the ability to participate in everyday activities, combining the constructs of function and cognition. Substantial literature now exists to support assessment and intervention methods for functional cognitive deficits, and policymakers are increasingly requiring improved methods to track functional cognition and address it across health changes. This is the first comprehensive text to focus on methods to assess and develop interventions for people with functional cognition impairments.
· Section I. Foundations—2 chapters provide context to define functional cognition and outline occupational therapy’s specific role working with this population, including current policy considerations related to implementing strategies and reimbursement.
· Section II. Assessment—14 chapters cover the principles of functional cognitive assessment; describe performance-based ADL and IADL assessment tools in detail, including development, components, administration, scoring, and interpretation; and discuss how to use assessment information to develop a treatment plan. Assessments described include
o Executive Function Performance Test
o Weekly Calendar Planning Activity
o Multiple Errands Test
o Complex Task Performance Assessment
o The Actual Reality Test
o Performance-Assessment of Self-Care Skills
o Árnadóttir OT–ADL Neurobehavioral Evaluation
o Cognitive Performance Test
o Assessment of Motor and Process Skills
o Cognitive domain–specific testing, including Behavioral Assessment of Dysexecutive Syndrome, Contextual Memory Test, Test of Everyday Attention, and Rivermead Behavioral Memory Test.
· Section III. Intervention—6 chapters discuss learning and transfer and how to select an intervention framework most appropriate for clients based on their assessment results. Each approach includes background, components, treatment planning, and video demonstrations materials for use in practice. This section ends with case studies that guide readers administering and interpreting assessments, selecting an intervention approach, developing a treatment plan, administering the treatment, and tracking progress and outcomes.
Extensive videos, practical how-to information, theoretical bases, OTPF alignment, and current evidence guide students and clinicians in integrating the assessment information into the context of clinical care. Readers can immediately apply what they learn to those with whom they work.
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