Educational skills for practice

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The provision of educational interventions to clients is a major component of occupational therapy practice, regardless of the type of clients or setting. Educational interventions should be given the same level of regard as other occupational therapy interventions and planned, delivered and evaluated with an appropriate level of consideration and skill. Historically this has not always been the case, but awareness of the importance of effective client education has improved over recent years. This chapter overviews some of the major relevant educational theories that therapists should be aware of and guided when providing client education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSkills for Practice in Occupational Therapy
EditorsEdward A S Duncan
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780080450421
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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Hoffmann, T. C. (2009). Educational skills for practice. In E. A. S. Duncan (Ed.), Skills for Practice in Occupational Therapy (pp. 157-174). Edinburgh: Elsevier.