Neuropsychology for Occupational Therapists: Cognition in Occupational Performance

Editor/Author Maskill, Linda and Tempest, Stephanie
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-1-118-71132-3
Category: Health & Medicine - Rehabilitation & Therapy
Image Count: 33
Book Status: Pending
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Neuropsychology for Occupational Therapists is a bestselling, comprehensive guide to the assessment and rehabilitation of impaired cognitive function and brain damage. Divided into two parts, the first introduces the fundamental role cognition has in occupational performance, before moving on to examine the theoretical frameworks behind cognitive rehabilitation. The second part covers the key components of each cognitive function, including attention, visual perception, movement, memory, and executive functions, and the disorders associated with them.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Linda Maskill MSc BSc(Hons) DipCOT FHEA
  • Stephanie Tempest PhD MSc PGCert LTHE BSc(Hons) FHEA
  • About the Contributors
  • Tess Baird MSc Bsc(Hons)
  • Sacha Hildebrandt MSc BSc
  • Richard Jefferson MSc PGCE DipCOT
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Our Thanks
  • Part I: Cognition and the Occupational Therapy Process
  • 1 Occupation and Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • What is Cognition?
  • The Functional and Social Impact of Cognitive Impairments
  • The Scope of Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation and the Role of Occupational Therapy
  • Cognition, Occupation and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
  • Applying Theoretical Frameworks
  • Putting Knowledge and Frameworks Together
  • References
  • 2 Assessment and Measuring Change
  • Introduction to Assessment and Evaluation
  • Good Practice in Assessment and Measurement
  • Initial Assessment
  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Key Perceptual and Cognitive Assessments Referred to in This Book
  • References
  • 3 Intervention for Cognitive Impairments and Evaluating Outcomes
  • Factors Influencing the Rehabilitation Process
  • Determining Performance Objectives of Occupational Therapy
  • Selecting and Using Therapeutic Approaches
  • Methods and Techniques in Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Evaluating the Outcomes of Interventions
  • Methods
  • References
  • Part II: Cognition
  • 4 Cognition: Methods and Processes
  • What is Cognition?
  • Methods in Neuropsychology
  • Overview of Brain Structure and Function
  • The Cognitive System
  • References
  • 5 Attention
  • Components of Everyday Attention
  • Attention Systems
  • Impairments of Attention
  • Suggestions for Assessment and Intervention
  • References
  • 6 Visual Perception, Recognition and Agnosia
  • Introduction
  • Basic Visual Functions
  • Early Visual Processing
  • Perceptual Constancy
  • Motion
  • Visual Object Recognition
  • What and Where Pathways
  • Visual Agnosia
  • Face Recognition
  • Prosopagnosia
  • Stereognosis: Tactile Gnosis
  • Tactile Agnosia: Astereognosis
  • Functional Consequences of Agnosias
  • Suggestions for Assessment and Intervention
  • References
  • 7 Complex Perceptual Functions: Body Scheme and Agnosia, Constructional Skills and Neglect
  • Body Scheme
  • Constructional Skills
  • Neglect
  • Suggestions for Assessment and Intervention
  • References
  • 8 Memory
  • Introduction
  • Short-Term Memory
  • Long-Term Memory
  • Metamemory
  • Memory Processes
  • Impairment of Long-Term Memory
  • Suggestions for Assessment and Intervention
  • References
  • 9 Purposeful Movement and Apraxia
  • Introduction
  • Terminology in the Apraxia Literature
  • Models of Praxis
  • Understanding Apraxia
  • Suggestions for Assessment and Intervention
  • References
  • 10 Executive Functions
  • What are Executive Functions?
  • Categories of Executive Functions
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Models of Executive Function
  • Routine and Non-Routine Behaviour
  • Metacognition
  • Living with Executive Dysfunction
  • Suggestions for Assessment and Intervention
  • References
  • 11 Cognitive Function in the General Population
  • Introduction and Rationale
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Risk Factors for MCI and Associated Conditions
  • The Impact of MCI on Function
  • Maintaining Cognitive Health and Preventing Decline: The Role of Occupations
  • Evidence for Preventive Action
  • Is There a Need for Occupational Therapy?
  • Making Every Contact Count – Promoting Good Physical and Mental Health
  • Interventions for MCI
  • Occupational Therapy – Assessment and Intervention in MCI
  • References