Transitions to Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities Through an Occupational Therapy Lens

ISBN-10: 1617110132

ISBN-13: 9781617110139

Edition: 2013

Authors: Debra Stewart

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There has been a shift in thinking in recent years toward addressing the multiple transitions that youth with disabilities experience as they enter adulthood. Transitions to Adulthood for Youth With Disabilities Through an Occupational Therapy Lensexplores a developmental lifecourse approach in relation to current occupational therapy models of practice. InTransitions to Adulthood for Youth With Disabilities Through an Occupational Therapy Lens, Debra Stewart and 10 contributors provide occupational therapists with the theoretical and practical knowledge needed for evidence-based services and supports to youth with lifelong disabilities during the transition to adulthood.  Features:·         Connects theory to practice by examining the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities through a conceptual lens·         Detailed description and clinical application of theMcMaster Lens for Occupational Therapists©·         Five chapters dedicated to different perspectives on transitions to adulthood for those with a physical disability, learning disability, developmental disability, mental illness, or chronic illness/obesity·         Five areas of occupational performance relevant to adult transitions which include postsecondary education, employment, community involvement, independent living, and socialization/leisure In this text, a framework of a lens connects theory and practice in a simple and effective way.  An extensive review of current evidence about the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities is provided, including theoretical concepts, models, and recent research findings.  The final chapter presents recommendations for future occupational therapy practice, education, and research in this field. Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional material to be used for teaching in the classroom.Transitions to Adulthood for Youth With Disabilities Through an Occupational Therapy Lenswill be a pivotal resource for occupational therapy students in entry level and graduate programs, as well as faculty, researchers, and practicing clinicians working with adolescents and young adults.  
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Book details

List price: $65.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Editor
Contributing Authors
Introduction
Transition to Adulthood for Youth With Disabilities: Evidence to Support Occupational Therapy Practice
The McMaster Lens for Occupational Therapists: Linking Theory to Practice
Transitions From Parents' Home to Independent Living Arrangements for Youth With Physical Disabilities
Community Participation Through Work Experience for Youth With Developmental Disabilities
Transition to Post-Secondary Education for Youth With Learning Disabilities Using Assistive Technology
Employment Transitions for Youth With Mental Health Issues
Socialization and Leisure Pursuits for Youth Living With Obesity as the Result of a Complex Health Condition
Future Directions in Practice and Research: Our Own transitions
Financial Disclosures
Index
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