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Screening Adult Neurologic Populations A Step-by-Step Instruction Manual, 2nd Edition

From traumatic brain injury to dementia, occupational therapists working with adults with neurological difficulties must be able to efficiently use various screening methods to pinpoint deficits and determine how they affect a client’s daily functioning. Already a well-used staple in hundreds of occupational therapy clinician’s libraries and classrooms, Screening Adult Neurologic Populations guides occupational therapists through the entire screening process in an easy-to-use format.

This updated edition provides detailed steps for cognitive, functional visual, perceptual, sensory, motor, cerebellar function, cranial nerve function, neuropathy, peripheral nerve function, and dysphagia screening in addition to a new section on mental status. Each chapter has screening forms that can be printed from the enclosed CD-ROM, and a new detailed case study guides occupational therapy students and clinicians through the evaluation process.

Clearly outlining how to administer clinical screens with step-by-step instructions and extensive photographs, this book is ideal for occupational therapy students and remains an essential tool for clinicians and therapists working in community and home health settings.


“This comprehensive manual describes strategies that occupational therapists can use to screen for neurological impairment and provides an excellent compendium of information to guide the therapist. The screening checklists are particularly helpful.” –Lorry Liotta-Kleinfeld, EdD, OTR, BCP, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

About the Author

Sharon A. Gutman, PhD, OTR, is an associate professor at Columbia University, Programs in Occupational Therapy. She also is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Gutman holds clinical expertise in traumatic brain injury and organic brain disease and has taught clinical neuroscience and neuropathology for over a decade. She has prolifically published journal articles and textbooks on these subjects.

Alison B. Schonfeld, OTR/L, co-taught classes with Sharon A. Gutman as her neuroscience laboratory assistant and has 15 years of experience with patients with low vision and with neurologically involved patients, including those with traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular accident, acquired brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.

Nice book. I like that it’s so handy and easy to access. It’s much more convenient to carry around than a big bulky book.

My book came very quickly after I ordered it. Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase. The only reason I’m not giving 5 stars is because the softcover book was wrapped tightly in a bubble wrap package and is (very) slightly damaged – not damaged enough to merit a return. I bought the book brand new so I wasn’t expecting this. Overall, though, I am happy with my order.
I liked this book okay. It was a nice compliment to “occupational therapy for physical dysfunction” I thought it read a little dry. I do like that it lists ‘implications for impairments’ It also has a CD, which is always nice for the visual learners.

Product Details :

  • Perfect Paperback: 315 pages
  • Publisher: AOTA Press; 2nd Edition edition (January 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569002576
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569002575
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 8.4 x 10.6 inches

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