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Occupational Therapy: What It Is and How It Works 1st Edition

William Matthew Marcil

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  • 304 Pages


Interested in learning more about occupational therapy? This highly approachable, general information book defines and describes the scope and universe of occupational therapy practice in a readable, enjoyable way. It addresses the history and evolution of the occupational therapy profession, as well as the changing roles of the occupational therapist (OT) and occupational therapist assistant (OTA) in the health care environment. In addition, the book presents the general educational and licensure requirements for the OT and the OTA. The professional code of ethics and scope of practice are also addressed, as well as the various occupational therapy practice settings.

William Matthew Marcil, TCC

William Matthew Marcil, Ph.D., MS, OTR/L, FAOTA began his career in occupational therapy in 1978 as a COTA with an A.A.S. in occupational therapy from Maria College in Albany, New York. After practicing for several years, he earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. In 2003, he received his Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia Beach. Dr. Marcil has contributed significantly to the profession of occupational therapy through numerous professional publications, including journal articles, book chapters and as co-author of three occupational therapy related textbooks. He has also presented papers and workshops on the local, state, national, and international levels, to include Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Guam. Additionally, Dr. Marcil regularly teaches distance education courses on patient-therapist interaction and working with the terminally ill at the University of Indianapolis. A Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (FAOTA), Dr. Marcil has served the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association (VOTA) as Recording Secretary, Vice-President, and President and continues to participate in the promotion of the profession as a speaker, author, and as President of the Board of Directors of RiverHouse Hospice. A recent acquisition to the faculty at TCC, Dr. Marcil has come full circle and has returned to his roots in teaching, grooming, and mentoring future COTAs.
  • Practically divided to first examine what the profession of occupational therapy consists of, followed by an examination of more specific information about educational requirements, professional expectations, and day to day activities
  • Full of illustrative examples and anecdotes, this resource is an excellent choice for individuals with little or no prior knowledge of the profession and as a refresher for allied health professionals
  • Each chapter begins with chapter goals outlining the purpose of the content and ends with a summary of the key concepts to take away from the chapter
  • A special "Day in the Life" section follows several occupational therapists through a typical day on the job to show the profession in action
  • Contains a FAQ section with frequently asked questions and answers, providing a wealth of information at your fingertips
About the Author
Part I: What it Is
Introduction: What the Heck is Occupational Therapy, Anyway?
Ch 1: Defining Occupational Therapy
Ch 2: A history of the profession
Section II: How It Works
Ch 3: What does an Occupational Therapist Do?
Ch 4: Occupational Therapy Education
Ch 5: Where Do Occupational Therapists Work?
Ch 6: How does occupational therapy fit into the health care team?
Ch 7: A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapist
Appendix A: FAQ
Appendix B: Occupational Therapy Contacts
Appendix C: Recommended Further Readings
Appendix D: Sample Activity Analysis

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  • ISBN-10: 1133481914
  • ISBN-13: 9781133481911
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  • ISBN-13: 9781418012854
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