Occupational Therapy for Adults With Intellectual Disability provides occupational therapy practitioners and students with a comprehensive, occupation-based resource that will challenge them to serve and empower individuals with intellectual disabilities, as well as their families and caregivers, toward a more self-determined, authentic life in our society.
There are few texts that exist within occupational therapy that support this population. Dr. Kimberly Bryze and the contributing authors are all occupational therapists who have or currently provide occupational therapy services to adults with intellectual disability in various settings. They bring their expertise in scholarship and offer thoughtful approaches for practitioners to create change for individuals, communities, organizations, and society.
This text presents an occupational perspective of individuals with intellectual disability given its focus on the following:
- Quality of living
- Social well-being
- Role competence
- Occupational identity
- Occupational justice
Occupational Therapy for Adults With Intellectual Disability is ideal for occupational therapy educators who teach content related to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, occupational therapy practitioners who provide services to adults with intellectual disability in various clinical, community, and residential settings, and occupational therapy students.
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The intentional, occupational focus ensures that the content is consistent with recommended practice in current occupational therapy. Occupational therapy practitioners will look to this text to provide evidence-based interventions and when developing consultative programs for persons with intellectual disability across settings.