Using Environments to Enable Occupational Performance by Lori LettsUsing Environments to Enable Occupational Performance by Lori Letts

Using Environments to Enable Occupational Performance

byLori Letts, Patty Rigby, Debra Stewart

Hardcover | June 13, 2003

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Using Environments to Enable Occupational Performanceis a unique new text that specifically focuses on how environments (physical, social, cultural, institutional) can be used by occupational therapists to enable occupational performance with all types of clients.

This informative text provides a framework to think about how environments fit into occupational therapy theory and practice. Examples of different approaches to occupational therapy intervention involving environments are demonstrated in a comprehensive format. Community settings, institutions, mental health, pediatrics, hand rehabilitation, health promotion, and gerontology are just a few of the areas covered inside.

Each chapter contains "real world" scenarios from occupational therapists about how the environment can be used to optimize occupational performance. Review questions are also included that ask the reader to apply the learned knowledge in a variety of settings. These features, along with the shared expertise of contributing authors, are beneficial to both students and clinicians in reinforcing the theory-practice link.

Lori Letts, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)Lori Letts, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.) is an Assistant Professor within the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 1987. In 1991, she received a Master of Arts with a joint degree in Ge...
Title:Using Environments to Enable Occupational PerformanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.17 inPublished:June 13, 2003Publisher:Slack IncorporatedLanguage:English

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Table of Contents


About the Editors
Contributing Authors
Preface Foreword

Section I: Occupational Therapy and Environment: Conceptual Underpinnings
Chapter 1: The Environment: Paradigms and Practice in Health, Occupational Therapy, and Inquiry
Debra Stewart, MSc, OT Reg. (Ont.); and Mary Law, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Chapter 2: Environment and Occupational Performance: Theoretical Considerations
Patty Rigby, MHSc, OT Reg. (Ont.); and Lori Letts, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.) 

Section II: Using Environments to Enable Occupational Performance at the Community and Societal Level
Chapter 3: Changing Institutional Environments to Enable Occupation Among People With Severe Physical Impairments
Karen Whalley Hammell, PhD, MSc, OT(C), DipCOT
Chapter 4: Occupation, Health Promotion, and the Environment 
Ann Wilcock, PhD, GradDipPH, DipCOT, BAppScOT; and Gail Whiteford, PhD, MHSc (OccTherapy), BAppSc (OccTherapy)
Chapter 5: Enabling Citizen Participation of Older Adults Through Social and Political Environments
Lori Letts, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Chapter 6: Culture as Environment: Complexity, Sensitivity, and Challenge
Sue Baptiste, MHSc, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Chapter 7: Universal Design of the Built Environment to Enable Occupational Performance
Laurie Ringaert, MSc, BMR-OT, BSc 

Section III: Using Environments to Enable Occupational Performance With Communities, Groups, and Individuals
Chapter 8: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Intervention: Ecology of Human Performance
Melisa Rempfer, PhD; Wendy Hildenbrand, MPH, OTR; Kathy Parker, MS, OTR; and Catana Brown, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Chapter 9: Creating Supportive Work Environments for People With Mental Illness
Susan Strong, MSc, BSc, OT Reg. (Ont.); and Karen Rebeiro, MScOT, BScOT, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Chapter 10: Enabling Young Children to Play by Creating Supportive Play Environments
Patty Rigby, MHSc, OT Reg. (Ont.); and Lorrie Huggins, MA, EdS, BScOT
Chapter 11: Enabling Student Participation Through Occupational Therapy Services in the Schools
Mary Muhlenhaupt, OTR/L, FAOTA
Chapter 12: Peer Mentorship as an Environmental Support for Adolescents and Young Adults With Disabilities
Debra Stewart, MSc, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Chapter 13: An Environmental Approach to Evaluation and Treatment in an Upper Extremity Injury Clinic
Carol Anderson, MA, OTR, CHT; and Jean Spencer, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Chapter 14: Home Modifications That Enable Occupational Performance
Susan Stark, PhD, OTR, FAOTA
Chapter 15: Accessible Transportation: Novel Occupational Therapy Perspectives
Susanne Iwarsson, PhD, Reg. OT; Agneta St&#229hl, PhD; and Gunilla Carlsson, PhD, Reg. OT
Chapter 16: Therapeutic Design of Environments for People With Dementia
Barbara Acheson Cooper, PhD, DipP&OT; and Kristen Day, PhD
Chapter 17: Expanding Environments Through Technology
Linda Petty, BSc (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.) 

Section IV: Conclusion
Chapter 18: Using Environments in Occupational Therapy: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Directions
Lori Letts, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.); Patty Rigby, MHSc, OT Reg. (Ont.); and Debra Stewart, MSc, OT Reg. (Ont.) 

Appendix A Typology of Mental Health Vocational Programs
Appendix B Explanation of Key Terms Related to the Environment