Social Participation in Occupational Contexts: In Schools, Clinics and Communities
Throughout Social Participation in Occupational Contexts: In Schools, Clinics and Communities, Professors Marilyn B. Cole and Mary V. Donohue explain how social interactions and environments can facilitate occupational performance or can create barriers to participation from an occupational perspective.
The beginning chapters of this comprehensive text define the broad range of social skills, competencies, contexts, and cultural norms for social participation in everyday life, offering multiple opportunities for learning and practicing specific skills. Section One also provides an overview of theoretical foundations of social learning, social capital, and the application of social participation in educational learning environments.
Section Two reviews social development from childhood to maturity providing a backdrop for a clearer understanding of the interplay of occupation and socialization in interpersonal relationships and natural community groups. Also covered are opportunities for development of social participation in professional education that illustrate theory application in classroom, fieldwork, and community settings for all age groups.
Parameters for evaluating social participation situations, contexts, skills, and norms are discussed in Section Three, along with a variety of tools relevant to the assessment of social participation from client and contextual perspectives, including critiques of these evaluation instruments.
Lastly, in Section Four, occupational intervention approaches designed to foster social skills and remove barriers will enable practitioners and students to facilitate social participation and development across the lifespan.
- Occupational focus emphasized through an extension of International Classification of Functioning and the American Occupational Therapy Association Practice Framework
- Role-playing scenarios in each chapter provide participatory learning techniques
- Includes thought-provoking questions and learning activities
- Applies theories from several fields to occupational contexts
- Provides evaluations and interventions to address social participation issues
- International sources in the theory and research provide a global perspective of the concept of social participation
- Faculty members will enjoy an instructors manual and a PowerPoint presentation in a 14-week semester format
Whether youre an occupational therapy practitioner, student, health professional, teacher, or community group leader, the knowledge and benefits youll acquire from Social Participation in Occupational Contexts: In Schools, Clinics and Communities are endless.
About the Authors
Foreword by Jennifer Creek, MSc, DipCOT, FETC
Section I: social participation from an occupational perspective
Chapter 1: Social Participation in Everyday Life
Chapter 2: Theoretical Basis of Social Participation: An Overview
Chapter 3: Social Participation Basics
Chapter 4: Social Capital: A Systems Perspective
Chapter 5: Social Participation in Professional Education
Section II: Theories of Social Participation Across the Lifespan
Chapter 6: Social Development in Infancy and Childhood
Chapter 7: Adolescent Social Development and Participation
Chapter 8: Adult Social Development: Theories, Roles, and Contexts
Chapter 9: Social Development in Older Adulthood: Theories, Transitions, Roles, and Contexts
Section III: Social Participation Assessment
Chapter 10: Social Participation and Disability Research
Chapter 11: Social Participation Tools in Activity Settings
Section IV Social participation interventions
Chapter 12: Interventions for Children to Develop Social Participation Roles, Skills, and Networks
Chapter 13: Interventions for Adolescents to Develop Social Participation Roles, Skills, and Networks
Mary V. Donohue, PhD, OTL, FAOTA
Chapter 14: Adult Interventions to Promote Social Participation
Chapter 15: Older Adult Interventions to Facilitate Social Participation
“The structural organization of the information and the physical layout of this book makes browsing and finding information easy. Good pictures and the numerous summary tables support well-written content that lightens the reading experience and makes main idea retrieval very easy. In sum, Social Participation in Occupational Contexts
would be an invaluable resource in academic contexts and worthwhile to be given consideration by others interested in social participation.”
-Josiane Caron Santha, Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
About the Author
Marilyn B. Cole, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, retired from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn., after 25 years of full-time teaching and became a Professor Emerita of Occupational Therapy in the fall of 2007. Her first book, Group Dynamics in Occupational Therapy, published by SLACK (1993, 1998), is now in its third edition (2005). In 2008, Professor Cole co-authored a second textbook, Applied Theories in Occupational Therapy, with colleague Roseanna Tufano, and has recently contributed a chapter titled Retirement, Volunteering, and End of Life Issues to Meriano and Latellas Occupational Therapy Interventions, (2008, SLACK); a chapter titled Theories of Aging to Coppola, Elliott, and Totos Strategies to Advance Gerontology Excellence (2008); a chapter on Client Centered Groups for Creek and Loughers Occupational Therapy and Mental Health, 4th Ed . (2008); and a chapter titled Occupational Therapy Theory Development and Organization for Sladyk, Jacobs, and MacRaes Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence (2010, SLACK). Current activities include working on a survey research study on retirement and volunteering with colleague Karen Macdonald, pursuit of fiction writing, and joining co-author Mary Donohue in promoting issues of social participation and occupation at professional conferences. At home in Connecticut or Freeport, Bahamas, Professor Cole and her husband, Martin Schiraldi, enjoy traveling, cruising, skiing, sailing, and scuba diving.
Mary V. Donohue, PhD, OTL, FAOTA, a retired clinical professor from New York University and currently Clinical Professor at Stony Brook University, Department of Occupational Therapy, specializes in psychosocial mental health. She worked for 13 years at Hillside Psychiatric Hospital, leading activity therapy rehabilitation groups. She is co-editor of the journal, Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, assisting guest editors in publishing books, and has recently contributed a chapter, Evaluation of Social Participation, to Sladyk, Jacobs, and MacRaes text Occupational Therapy Essentials for Clinical Competence (2010, SLACK). Dr. Donohue has developed the Social Profile assessment tool, and her research articles using the Profile can be found on the Web. She is Metro NYD Research Co-Chair and NYSOTA Research Representative, providing grants for occupational therapy research projects, consulting with research applicants, and presenting Research Forums with grant awardees. She serves on the MNYD Mental Health Task Force, helping to plan events for OTs Walk with NAMI. She also serves on the State Board for Occupational Therapy of the New York State Board of Education for adjudicating licensure issues. Dr. Donohue has served as Commodore of New York Sailing Club, an educational, safety-oriented, and social club, pairing skippers and crew.
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