Occupational Therapy Evidence in Practice for Mental Health (2006) Cathy Long and Janet Cronin-Davis (Eds.) Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 9600 Garsington Road Oxford, OX4 2DQ, UK 196 pages; 26.99 pounds ISBN: 978-1-4051-4666-1 Occupational Therapy Evidence in Practice for Mental Health responds to a request from newly qualified occupational therapists working in mental health in Great Britain who identified a need to develop their skills and knowledge beyond the entry level.
Occupational Therapy Evidence in Practice for Developental Dyspraxias and Related Motor Mental Health (2006) Disorders: Neural Substrates and Assessment Cathy Long and Janet Cronin-Davis (Eds.) (2007) Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Charles Njiokiktjien 9600 Garsington Road Suyi Publications Oxford, OX4 2DQ, UK Honthorststraat 4, NL-1071 DD 196 pages; 26.99 pounds Amsterdam, The Netherlands ISBN: 978-1-4051-4666-1 290 pages; 80 Euros ISBN: 978-90-72008-10-7 Occupational Therapy Evidence in Practice for Mental Health responds to a request from newly qualified occupational therapists Dr. Njiokiktjien, a well-known neuro-pediatrician, provides a text working in mental health in Great Britain who identified a need to for neuropsychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, develop their skills and knowledge beyond the entry level. It is also and other professionals who diagnose and treat children with directed to occupational therapy students to facilitate learning motor disorders and who need information on brain, behaviour, about the role and practice of occupational therapy in mental learning and motor function. A framework to enhance team work health. The focus for both audiences is the application of empirical and facilitate clinical reasoning within a practical clinic context is evidence in practice including the process of identifying and provided. There are four chapters, a short glossary, and over 500 evaluating available options particularly when evidence is scarce, references. It is well-organized with a network structure to define which is often the case in mental health. chapter, section, subsection and notes. Text occupies two-thirds of The contributors to this book point the reader to available each page with extensive, additional information notes on the evidence and offer suggestions for use. The concept of hierarchies remainder. of evidence is explained in the introductory chapter and when no Global diagnostic terms (such as developmental coordination or lower level evidence exists, theoretical frameworks, practice disorder) are described and motor disorders and functioning clas- models, guidelines and values underpin the process of assessing, sified in categories of elementary motor function, sensorimotor planning and implementing effective occupational therapy are function, bimanual dyscoordination, laterality, kinesis, and the included. It is this latter aspect that makes this book of relevance postural, ideomotor, ideational, constructive, and speech dysprax- to experienced occupational therapists no matter their area of ias. An extensive neurological history taking and a 'bodycognitive practice. The existence of multi or interdisciplinary teams is al
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