Edited by Jim Hinojosa, PhD, OT, BCP, FAOTA, and Paula Kramer, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Evaluation, which promotes a greater understanding of the people occupational therapy serves, is the foundation of occupational therapy practice and provides evidence to guide best practices. This new edition of the classic text focuses on the role of the occupational therapist as an evaluator with assessment support provided by the occupational therapy assistant. Chapters discuss the various aspects of a comprehensive evaluation, including screening, evaluation, reassessment, and re-evaluation, and reaffirm the importance of understanding people as occupational beings. This updated edition also explains statistics occupational therapy practitioners are likely to encounter and what they mean.
The expansion of this revision reflects contemporary evaluation approaches. Most importantly, the authors discuss the influence that evaluation practices have on practice and remind readers to think about not only what the current practice environment wants an evaluation to be but also what the profession believes a comprehensive evaluation should be.
Chapter 1. Evaluation: Where Do We Begin?
Chapter 2. Philosophical and Theoretical Influences on Evaluation
Chapter 3. Assessment Identification and Selection
Chapter 4. Practical Aspects of the Evaluation Process
Chapter 5. Evaluation in the Intervention Planning Process
Chapter 6. Administration of Evaluation and Assessments
Chapter 7. Contextual Evaluation to Support Participation
Chapter 8. Nonstandarized Assessments
Chapter 9. Reliability and Validity: The Psychometrics of Standardized Assessments
Chapter 10. Scoring and Interpretation of Results
Chapter 11. Interpretation and Documentation
Chapter 12. Reassessment and Reevaluation
Chapter 13. Accommodating Diversity Issues in Assessment and Evaluation
Chapter 14. Ethical Issues in Evaluation
Chapter 15. Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Evidence-Based Practice
Chapter 16. Additional Uses of Evaluation Data
978-1-56900-356-5, 322 pages, 2014