Screening Adult Neurologic Populations: A Step-by-Step Instruction Manual, 2nd Edition

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From traumatic brain injury to dementia, occupational therapists working with adults with neurological difficulties must be able to efficiently use various screening methods to pinpoint deficits and determine how they affect a client's daily functioning. Already a well-used staple in hundreds of occupational therapy clinician's libraries and classrooms, Screening Adult Neurologic Populations guides occupational therapists through the entire screening process in an easy-to-use format.

This updated edition provides detailed steps for cognitive, functional visual, perceptual, sensory, motor, cerebellar function, cranial nerve function, neuropathy, peripheral nerve function, and dysphagia screening in addition to a new section on mental status. Each chapter has screening forms that can be printed from the enclosed CD-ROM, and a new detailed case study guides occupational therapy students and clinicians through the evaluation process.

Clearly outlining how to administer clinical screens with step-by-step instructions and extensive photographs, this book is ideal for occupational therapy students and remains an essential tool for clinicians and therapists working in community and home health settings.

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Sharon A. Gutman, PhD, OTR, is an associate professor at Columbia University, Programs in Occupational Therapy. She also is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Gutman holds clinical expertise in traumatic brain injury and organic brain disease and has taught clinical neuroscience and neuropathology for over a decade. She has prolifically published journal articles and textbooks on these subjects.

Alison B. Schonfeld, OTR/L, co-taught classes with Sharon A. Gutman as her neuroscience laboratory assistant and has 15 years of experience with patients with low vision and with neurologically involved patients, including those with traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular accident, acquired brain injury, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis.

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"This comprehensive manual describes strategies that occupational therapists can use to screen for neurological impairment and provides an excellent compendium of information to guide the therapist. The screening checklists are particularly helpful." --Lorry Liotta-Kleinfeld, EdD, OTR, BCP, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

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