Occupation-based Activity Analysis by Heather ThomasOccupation-based Activity Analysis by Heather Thomas

Occupation-based Activity Analysis

byHeather ThomasEditorHeather Thomas

Paperback | June 5, 2015

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Occupational therapists use occupations and activities as not just a goal, but also as a treatment medium, therefore, they must understand both the uniqueness of a client's occupations and how an activity can be used therapeutically. To analyze the complexity of an occupation takes much more depth of understanding of the person engaging in it, his or her environment, and the uniqueness of the occupation a person has chosen.

The newSecond EditionofOccupation-Based Activity Analysiscontinues the tradition of teaching students and clinicians the process of conducting activity analyses and occupation-based activity analyses.

Dr. Heather Thomas has updatedOccupation-Based Activity Analysis, Second Editionto reflect the significant changes made to the activity analysis process and terminology in theOccupational Therapy Practice Framework, Third Edition. As in an activity analysis, occupation-based activity analysis looks at what is required for full participation, yet goes beyond analyzing the activity; it looks at what it means for the person engaging in it and how and where it is performed by that person.

InsideOccupation-Based Activity Analysis, Second Edition, each chapter is dedicated to a component of the activity analysis process and corresponding section of theFramework.Chapters have been restructured based on a greater emphasis on occupation-based activity analysis. From start to finish, readers are guided through identifying the occupation, sequence and timing, objects and properties, space and social demands, body functions, and structures and performance skills required.

New in theSecond Edition:
  • Chapters throughout the text have been updated to reflect the changes in theFramework
  • A new chapter to reflect the new addition to the Activity Demands section of theFramework
  • Changes in terminology and definitions in the areas of occupation, performance skills, and body functions
  • Additional activities provided at the end of each chapter
  • Appendices and forms have been updated to reflect the changes in theFramework
  • Images have been updated with greater clarity and resolution
  • Updated and new instructor materials for faculty to use in the classroom

Instructors in educational settings can visitwww.efacultylounge.comfor additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom.

As a foundational skill, activity analysis and occupation-based activity analysis is utilized throughout students' careers and into their lives as practitioners, makingOccupation-Based Activity Analysis, Second Editionthe perfect textbook for the occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant student, faculty, or clinician.
Heather Thomas, PhD, OTR/Lis an associate professor at West Coast University in Los Angeles, California. She began teaching activity analysis in 2004 at Loma Linda University. After obtaining her master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California in 1998, she studied health care administration at Touro U...
Title:Occupation-based Activity AnalysisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.7 inPublished:June 5, 2015Publisher:Slack IncorporatedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617119679

ISBN - 13:9781617119675

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Table of Contents

About the Author

Chapter 1 What Is Activity Analysis?

Chapter 2 Step 1: Determine What Is Being Analyzed

Chapter 3 Step 2: Determine the Relevance and Importance to the Client: Occupation-Based Activity Analysis

Chapter 4 Step 3: Determine the Sequence and Timing

Chapter 5 Step 4: Determine Object, Space, and Social Demands

Chapter 6 Step 5: Determine Required Body Functions

Chapter 7 Step 6: Determine Required Body Structures

Chapter 8 Step 7: Determine Required Actions and Performance Skills

Chapter 9 Activity Analysis for Evaluation, Intervention Planning, and Outcomes

Appendix A Activity Analysis Form
Appendix B Occupation-Based Activity Analysis Form
Appendix C Completed Activity Analysis Form