The Texture of Life, 4th Edition
The Texture of Life, 4th Edition
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Type: Book
SKU: 900352
Type: Book
SKU: 900352
Publisher: AOTA Press
Published: 2014
ISBN: 978-156-900-352-7
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Edited by Jim Hinojosa, PhD, OT, BCP, FAOTA, and Marie-Louise Blount, AM, OT, FAOTA


This edition presents a theo­retical foundation for the idea of occupation, framed within histori­cal and current practice and devel­oped from within the occupational therapy profession. Using language from the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and from the ICF, updated chapters detail aspects of occupation such as activity analysis, activity synthesis, and clinical reasoning and explore how to apply activity across various settings.


Numerous case examples guide readers through the intervention process, providing clear, practical examples of activity-based occupational therapy. Exercises challenge students and practitioners to consider their own biases and perspectives, the unique set of circumstances that each client presents, and the most appropriate interven­tion strategy. Students and experienced practitioners alike can use this important resource to further develop their understanding of occupation, better articulate its complex nature, and apply its principles in the clinic.




Chapter 1. Occupation, Activities, and Occupational Therapy

Chapter 2. Perspectives on Occupation and Activities

Chapter 3. Dimensions of Occupation Across the Lifespan

Chapter 4. Occupation and Activity Analysis

Chapter 5. The Occupational Profile

Chapter 6. Activity Synthesis as a Means to Structure Organization

Chapter 7. Clinical Reasoning and Reflective Practice

Chapter 8. Application of Activities to Enhance Occupational Performance

Chapter 9. Facilitating Occupational Performance

Chapter 10. Group Process, Occupation, and Activity

Chapter 11. Redesigning Lifestyles: Using Activities to Meet Occupational Needs

Chapter 12. Independence: Simulation of Life Activities to Occupations

Chapter 13. Leisure Occupations

Chapter 14. Work Occupations

Chapter 15. Self-Care Occupations

Chapter 16. Care of Others, Activities, and Occupations

Chapter 17. Occupations in the Context of Spirituality

Chapter 18. Occupations, Activities, and Empowerment

Chapter 19. Reflections for the Future: Occupation, Purposeful Activities, and Activities


978-1-56900-352-7, 457 pages, 2014