© 2009

International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions

  • Editors
  • Ingrid Söderback

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Interventions:The OT Manages for Adaptation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 38-38
    2. Ingrid Söderback
      Pages 39-51
    3. Glenn Goodman, Sharon Flinn, Susan M. Maloney
      Pages 71-82
    4. Åse Brandt, Kersti Samuelsson
      Pages 91-98
    5. Sigrid Østensjø
      Pages 141-146
    6. Terry Krupa, Megan Edgelow, Debbie Radloff-Gabriel
      Pages 179-186
  4. Interventions: The OT Teaches for Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 188-188
    2. Ingrid Söderback
      Pages 189-204
    3. Caroline van Heugten, Chantal Geusgens
      Pages 241-248
    4. Sandra Hale, Jocelyn Cowls
      Pages 255-260
    5. Adriana D.B. Vizzotto, Patricia C. Buchain, Jorge Henna Netto, Hélio Elkis
      Pages 269-276
    6. Mary H. Bowman, Victor W. Mark, Edward Taub
      Pages 301-308
    7. Laura Stana, Anne Bouchez, Serge Fanello, Isabelle Richard
      Pages 363-367
    8. Barbara A. Larson, Melaine T. Ellexson
      Pages 369-374
    9. Gabe de Vries, Aart H. Schene
      Pages 375-382
    10. Cynthia Z. Burton, Lea Vella, Elizabeth W. Twamley
      Pages 383-387
  5. Interventions: The OT Promotes Health and Wellness

About this book


International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions

Ingrid Söderback, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala and Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Resources for rehabilitation specialists tend to follow a straight line: injury—disability—limitation—intervention. The International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions breaks with this tradition, organized by type of intervention based on recommendations in the International Classification of Functioning and organized according to the occupational therapist's expert roles as manager for adaptation, teacher for learning occupations, enabler for recovery and promotor of health and wellness. This innovative, user-friendly system identifies candidates for particular interventions in terms of the range of syndromes and illnesses they are applicable to, encouraging critical thinking, problem solving, and best evidenced practice. The book’s wide spectrum of interventions coupled with its international perspective creates a unique source of evidence-based strategies for improving patient adaptation, functioning, and recovery.

The Handbook:

  • Describes interventions in such areas as environmental accessibility, ergonomics, pain management, sensory functional training, electric prostheses, music therapy, psychoeducation, and cognitive teaching.
  • Features interventions suited to all areas of daily life: home, work, and leisure.
  • Clarifies the occupational therapist’s/physiotherapist’s role in multidisciplinary care.
  • Includes material on accident/illness prevention and health promotion strategies.
  • Supplies reference lists of studies regarding the clinical efficacy of interventions.
  • Demonstrates the use of a common technical language for the field.

Occupational and physical therapists, physicians, experts in rehabilitation, and health psychologists, will find the International Handbook of Occupational Therapeutic Interventions a source of practice-enhancing tools and ideas. Its clarity of presentation makes it highly useful to readers in related fields (such as insurance case workers and ergonomic architects and engineers) as well.


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About the authors

Dr. Söderback is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and University Lecturer Emerita associated to the Department of Public Health and Caring Science at Uppsala University in Sweden. She has worked for 40 years in occupational therapy, health care, and rehabilitation. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal Occupational Therapy International, and she is the coauthor of Occupational Therapy & Ergonomics.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions
  • Editors Ingrid Söderback
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-75423-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-6739-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-75424-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVIII, 554
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Occupational Therapy
    Health Psychology
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