Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy: An Introduction to the Profession, (PDF) is a comprehensive, introductory textbook that offers first-year college students a foundational knowledge of occupational therapy as a profession and the construct of occupation. Because of the broadness of the profession, this textbook identifies fundamental concepts and areas to beginner students and helps inform them of the topics and constituents they will come across later in their studies.
Inside the ebook, Dr. Bernadette Hattjar offers a general introduction, the historical development of the profession, and a fundamental review of the three major employment areas- physical disabilities, pediatrics, and psychosocial occupational therapy. It also includes the topics of theoretical constructs, political and legislative influences on the profession, the use of adaptive devices in concert with major client groups, and the recognition of influential professional individuals. Fundamentals of Occupational Therapy evaluates the historical foundation, philosophical assumptions, core concepts, ethical issues, theories, models, and frames of reference that have formed the profession of occupational therapy.
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