This chapter introduces and overviews some of the major relevant educational theories that therapists should be aware of and guided by when providing client education. Some of the practical skills that therapists need and decisions that they need to make when planning an educational intervention are also discussed. Topics covered include: how to identify educational needs and establish educational objectives, considerations when making decisions about the format and timing of the education, how to assess clients' literacy levels and ensure that written health education materials are appropriately designed, and how to evaluate the outcomes of educational interventions.
- educational interventions,
- client education
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