Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy, Seventh Edition

Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA; Laela Simon, OTR/L
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A leading resource for occupational therapy practitioners and students for 20 years, now updated with the latest information in the profession, Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy, Seventh Edition is a resource for daily practice and academic training. 

Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy, Seventh Edition by Dr. Karen Jacobs and Laela Simon remains the only comprehensive dictionary available specifically for occupational therapy. Containing more than 4,000 words and definitions, more than 60 appendices, and illustrations, graphs, and tables throughout, this definitive text has been updated with the latest information in current occupational therapy practice.

New appendices in the Seventh Edition include:

  • Commonly Used Assessments
  • Emerging Practice Areas
  • Expand Your Knowledge
  • Grading Versus Adapting a Task
  • Hand Pathologies
  • State Regulatory Entities
  • Theories and Frames of Reference
  • Useful Apps

A handy, conveniently sized reference in an easy-to-use format, Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy, Seventh Edition gives occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, faculty, and students the most pertinent information they need day to day, right at their fingertips.

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About the Editors
Dictionary of Terms

List of Appendices
Appendix 1: Acronyms and Abbreviations: General
Appendix 2: Acronyms: Evaluations
Appendix 3: Acronyms: Organizational
Appendix 4: Adaptive Nutrition
Appendix 5: American Occupational Therapy Association Core Values and Attitudes of Occupational Therapy Practice
Appendix 6: American Occupational Therapy Association Statements
Appendix 7: Basic Signs and Tips for Communicating With Individuals With Hearing Impairments
Appendix 8: Bones of the Body
Appendix 9: Braille Alphabet
Appendix 10: Brunnstrom’s Stages of Recovery
Appendix 11: Burn Chart—Rule of Nines
Appendix 12: Classifications of Seizures and Epilepsy
Appendix 13: Commonly Used Assessments
Appendix 14: Cranial Nerves
Appendix 15: Definitions of Occupational Therapy
Appendix 16: Diseases, Pathologies, and Syndromes Defined
Appendix 17: Emerging Practice Areas
Appendix 18: Energy Conservation Techniques
Appendix 19: Evidence-Based Practice, Levels of Evidence, Qualitative Research, and Basic Statistics
Appendix 20: Expand Your Knowledge
Appendix 21: Functional Abilities by Spinal Cord Injury Level
Appendix 22: Glasgow Coma Scale
Appendix 23: Grading vs Adapting a Task
Appendix 24: Grading Edema
Appendix 25: Grading for Balance: Graded Posture Movement Ability of Individual
Appendix 26: Grasp and Pinch Averages
Appendix 27: Grip Development and Stages of Writing
Appendix 28: Growth and Development in Early Childhood
Appendix 29: Guidelines for Blood Pressure Management in Adults and Target Heart Rate
Appendix 30: Hand Pathologies
Appendix 31: Health Literacy
Appendix 32: International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Appendix 33: Laboratory Values
Appendix 34: Legislation and Policy Decisions Affecting Rehabilitation
Appendix 35: Levels of Assistance
Appendix 36: Manual Muscle Testing
Appendix 37: Medical Roots Terminology
Appendix 38: Metabolic Equivalent (MET) Values for Activity and Exercise
Appendix 39: Muscles of the Body
Appendix 40: Muscles: Origin/Insertion/Action—Innervation—Blood Supply
Appendix 41: Nutrition
Appendix 42: Pharmacology
Appendix 43: Positive Language
Appendix 44: Rancho Los Amigos Scales of Cognitive Functioning
Appendix 45: Range of Motion
Appendix 46: Range of Motion: Illustrations
Appendix 47: Reflex/Reaction
Appendix 48: Safe Patient Handling and Movement Skills for Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students
Appendix 49: Splints
Appendix 50: Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease: Seven Stages From the Alzheimer’s Foundation
Appendix 51: Stages of Decubitus Ulcers
Appendix 52: State Regulatory Entities
Appendix 53: Symbols
Appendix 54: Theories and Frames of Reference Used in Occupational Therapy
Appendix 55: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Appendix 56: Total Hip Precautions
Appendix 57: Useful Apps
Appendix 58: Useful Spanish Phrases
Appendix 59: Useful Spanish Words
Appendix 60: Visual Impairment
Appendix 61: Wheelchair Measurement Procedures
Appendix 62: Workstation Checklist

About the Editors

Karen Jacobs, EdD, OT, OTR, CPE, FAOTA has worked at Boston University, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College  since 1983. Currently, she is the Associate Dean of Digital Learning & Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director of the on-line post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy (OTD) program.  She is a past president and vice president of the American Occupational Therapy Association, received the 2011 Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship, and was a 2005 recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to the University of Akureyri in Akureyri, Iceland. She earned a doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Science in occupational therapy.

In addition to being an occupational therapist, Karen is also a certified professional ergonomist and the founding editor of the international, interprofessional journal WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation.

Karen is a faculty-in-residence and lives in an apartment in one of the dormitories at Boston University. She is the mother of three children—Laela, Joshua, and Ariel—and the Amma (grandma in Icelandic) to Sophie, Zachary, Liberty, and Zane. She balances work with occupations such as cross-country skiing, kayaking, photography, and travel.

Laela Simon, OTR/L received her degree in occupational therapy from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Florida. She has been in clinical practice for more than 20 years, 10 of which was as a rehabilitation coordinator/manager with expertise in vestibular, neurological, and orthopedic rehabilitation.

Laela and her husband, Craig, are the proud parents of Sophie and Zachary. Laela balances work with occupations such as music, art, travel, and spending time with her family.