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Adult Rehab Setting and Programs

I need help with the following setting: Adult Rehab Setting:

1. Describe the role of occupational therapy
2. Client Profile - example: age range, diagnoses, occupational performance problems
3. Identify the OT skills as well as the interpersonal skills needed to work in each setting
4. Identify and describe the types of intervention strategies that would be used
5. Describe a specific health promotion and disease prevention program that could be developed within the setting.
6. Provide a list of references: the list to include an OT journal article or OT Practice article.

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Hi,

Interesting assignment. Let's look at each question from various sources, which you can then draw on for your final copy.

RESPONSE:

1. Describe the role of occupational therapy (OT).

Occupational therapy (OT) is a health profession whose goal is to help people achieve independence, meaning and satisfaction in all aspects of their lives. OT is the assessment and treatment of physical and psychiatric conditions using specific, purposeful activity to prevent disability and promote independent function in all aspects of daily life (Neistadt & Seymour, 1996).

In an adult setting, the role of OT is to help adult clients to overcome the effects of disability caused by physical or psychological illness, aging or accident. Occupational therapists work closely with patients. There are two theoretical models of OT: the remedial (medical) approach that is considered more reductionist and the adaptive approach, which is more holistic. However, most OT combines intervention linked to both models. In fact, Neistadt and Seymour, (1996) argues that "occupational therapy that deals with component parts and fails to treat the whole person is not true to the philosophical base of occupational therapy. The adaptive approach to treatment is more consistent with the holistic philosophy of occupational therapy" (p. 438). The types of interventions follow the theoretical approach a setting adheres to.

2. Client Profile - example: age range, diagnoses, occupational performance problems.

An adult rehabilitation setting of OT would be for people over the age of 18 years, with diagnosis and performance problems related to disability caused by physical or psychological illness, aging or accident. Occupational therapists review treatment periodically and evaluate progress and modify the treatment as appropriate (Neistadt & Seymour, 1996).

Or, did you want to narrow it down to specific population in the adult setting (e.g. spinal cord injury, elderly, etc.)?

3. Identify the OT skills as well as the interpersonal skills needed to ...

Solution Summary

This solution describes the role of occupational therapy. It then looks at a Client Profile - example: age range, diagnoses, occupational performance problems. It identifies the OT skills as well as the interpersonal skills needed to work in the adult rehab setting, and then identifies and describes the types of intervention strategies that would be used. By illustrative examples, it then illustrates specific health promotion and disease prevention programs that could be developed within the setting. References are provided in APA format.

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