Occupational Therapy in Housing: Building on Firm by Sylvia Clutton, Jani Grisbooke, Sue Pengelly

By Sylvia Clutton, Jani Grisbooke, Sue Pengelly

This ebook presents practitioners with the principles onto which they could construct their very own realizing and perform inside housing.It relies on primary ideas: the significance of houses changing into permitting environments, and selling user-centred prone. The authors argues that occupational therapists operating within the particular context of housing require extra heritage wisdom talents to these used inside healthcare settings.Explores a extensive diversity of concept bases and constructing perform in the quarter of occupational remedy in housingPresents an unlimited array of information, learn and experienceWritten by way of occupational therapists operating as practitioners, educators and bosses, along teachers within the social coverage and incapacity concerns

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Of course, he is also getting older – but at a recent yearly review they were very pleased – he’d come on a great deal. 30 Occupational Therapy in Housing: Building on Firm Foundations 2. Spontaneous play He has some friends around here and he likes to go outside the front when they are playing football and rugby. Before the adaptations, he had not been able to get out there alone. It had been a half-hour job to haul the chair through from the back and drag it through the house and he might only stay out there for ten minutes.

Are there any hills? Is there access to their friends’ houses? Are there hedges with thorns which can cause wheelchair punctures? The child’s needs change but the building can’t change. Look at temporary changes. 6 was making an evidence-based input into the assessment: the evidence was the crucial experience of other families with a similarly disabled child. 7, which is feedback from a parent, shows the value of a family’s experience as evidence. Similarly, occupational therapists who use the experience of specialists, builders or home improvement agencies are all practising evidence-based work.

7, which is feedback from a parent, shows the value of a family’s experience as evidence. Similarly, occupational therapists who use the experience of specialists, builders or home improvement agencies are all practising evidence-based work. 8 ‘The main point is to get it right at the beginning, at the assessment stage. The assessment needs to be done properly, not just for now but for the future as well. ’ (adaptation recipient, 2000) This chapter has tried to show some of the theories and ideas that lie behind the apparently simple business of assessment for a housing 42 Occupational Therapy in Housing: Building on Firm Foundations adaptation.

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