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Integrating the Dynamical Systems Theory, the Task-Oriented Approach, and the Practice Framework for Clinical Reasoning
Occupational Therapy in Health Care (2010)
  • Kathleen E. Yancosek, United States Army
  • Dana M. Howell, Eastern Kentucky University
Abstract
This paper describes the purposeful integration of dynamical systems theory, the occupational therapy task-oriented approach, and Framework II to inform clinical reasoning. Dynamical systems theory provides the clinician with information about how systems interact to influence motor behavior. The task-oriented approach helps the practitioner to clinically improve motor behavior. Framework II gives the clinician guidance in terms of scope of practice and an overarching goal of intervention. Ideological similarities between these three resources for clinical reasoning include client-centeredness, an emphasis on occupation, and interaction between person, task, and environment. The process of clinical reasoning is illustrated using an integrated practice model applied to a clinical example of an adult with a hand injury requiring transfer of hand dominance.
Keywords
  • Hand dominance transfer,
  • handwriting,
  • model of practice
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Kathleen E. Yancosek and Dana M. Howell. "Integrating the Dynamical Systems Theory, the Task-Oriented Approach, and the Practice Framework for Clinical Reasoning" Occupational Therapy in Health Care Vol. 24 Iss. 3 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/danahowell/12/