Evaluation: Obtaining and Interpreting Data, 3rd Edition

Edited by Hinojosa, J., Kramer, P., & Crist, P. (Eds.) (2010). Occupational therapy evaluation: Obtaining and interpreting data (3rd ed.). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press., this third edition equips students and therapists with broad knowledge for evaluating clients.

It reflects current knowledge and best practices in occupational therapy relative to evaluation and assessment, with a comprehensive view of the evaluative process, including screening, evaluation, reassessment, and re-evaluation and provides a much-needed single resource on the occupational therapy evaluation process. It also has tremendous value to therapists struggling to provide the best possible care in a complicated world.

Chapter Highlights

• Philosophical and Theoretical Influences on Evaluation
• Issues of Evaluation in Today's Practice
• Contextual Evaluation to Support Participation
• Interpretation and Documentation
• Evaluating Special Populations
• Use of Evaluation Data to Support Evidence-Based Practice

Evaluation: Obtaining and Interpreting Data, 3rd Ed. is applicable as a text or resource tool: Issues of efficacy, client-centered practice, the importance of occupation, and relevance to the Framework are provided as a foundation for each chapter and are up-to-date with current practice and research.

Jim Hinojosa is Professor and Chair in the New York University, Steinhardt School, Department of Occupational Therapy. Co-editor Paula Kramer, as did Dr. Hinojosa, earned a Ph.D. from the occupational therapy department at NYU.