By Sylvia A. Wilson, MSc, OT(C), and Gregg Landry, MHA, OT
The ability to competently analyze an occupation, activity, or task is a fundamental skill of the occupational therapy practitioner. Task analysis, the process of analyzing the dynamic relation among a client, a selected task, and specific contexts, is a critical clinical reasoning tool for evaluating occupational performance. This new edition of this foundational text guides occupational therapy practitioners in using task analysis to understand clients and their ability to perform specific, purposeful activities.
Aligned with the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, Task Analysis expands the understanding of clients to include individuals, groups, and populations and how task analysis applies to each. Occupational therapy practitioners increasingly serve clients at the group and population levels, which is reflected in updated chapters. This edition aims to provide students and practitioners with a clear understanding of how task analysis applies to everyday occupational therapy practice.
Each chapter contains assignments to challenge students and readers and promote learning, and case examples promote real-world application. An extensive Client Profile and Task Analysis Form provides a template for the clinical world, and examples of its use are included throughout the text. A flash drive contains the form, assignments, case examples, and AOTA official documents.
Part I. Domain and Process of Occupational Therapy
Chapter 1. Historical Perspective Intervention Through Activity
Chapter 2. Occupational Therapy Services: A Distinct Approach
Chapter 3. Domain and Dimensions of Occupational Therapy
Chapter 4. Occupational Therapy Process
Chapter 5. Occupational Therapy Service Delivery to Individuals, Groups, and Populations
Chapter 6. Care Planning: Needs Analysis and Use in Consultation
Part II. Occupation and Intervention Strategies
Chapter 7. Occupation Acorss the Lifespan
Chapter 8. Play as Occupation
Chapter 9. Education as Occupation
Chapter 10. Activities of Daily Living as Occupation
Chapter 11. Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
Chapter 12. Adulthood: Maintaining Meaningful Lifestyles
Chapter 13. Older Adults: Transitions for Successful Aging
Chapter 14. Healthy Communities
Appendixes include a Client Profile and Task Analysis Form and AOTA officiaul documents.
978-1-56900-534-7, 263 pages, 2014