Resources for Occupational Therapists

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Books and Journals for Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy for Children - Occupational therapy practice is based on an understanding of the interactions among children, their activitics, and their environments. Therefore when occupational therapists evaluate a child's performance, they determine whether limitations in performance relate primarily to the child's innate ability or to external factors in the environment. Occupational therapists have yet to unravel the complexity ofthe interrelationships between environment and person; however, their analyses of these relationships within individual scenarios can foster sound clinical decisions. At the same time that occupational therapists systematically analyze the child's functional performance and impairments, they acknowledge that the spirit of the child determines who he or she is and will become.
  • Occupational Therapy Indexes to Journals - The Boston University Libraries provide a solid collection of links to various journal indexes around the subject of occupational therapy.

Various Occupational Therapist Resources

  • Prescribing Therapy Services for Children with Motor Disabilities - Pediatricians often are called on to prescribe physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy services for children with motor disabilities. This report defines the context in which rehabilitation therapies should be prescribed, emphasizing the evaluation and enhancement of the child's function and abilities and participation in age-appropriate life roles. The report encourages pediatricians to work with teams including the parents, child, teachers, therapists, and other physicians to ensure that their patients receive appropriate therapy services.
  • National and International Websites for Occupational Therapists - This site provides links to numerous websites, associations, and documents pertaining to the field of occupational therapy.