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Groups in Occupational Therapy - Chapter Summary
This chapter can strengthen your confidence as you study groups in occupational therapy. Examine this subject with the help of top instructors who offer in-depth analyses of group development, leadership styles, group dynamics and more. Review fun lessons at your own pace. When finished, you will be able to:
- List types and functions of activity groups in occupational therapy
- Discuss uses of developmental groups in occupational therapy
- Identify and describe stages of group development
- Define and discuss the theory of group dynamics
- Describe authoritarian, democratic and other leadership styles and types
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1. Activity Groups in Occupational Therapy: Types, Functions & Examples
Working with activity groups can be an effective way to increase both the efficacy and efficiency of occupational therapy. This lesson describes different kinds of groups and the functions they can serve.
2. Developmental Groups in Occupational Therapy: Levels, Uses & Examples
Working with developmental groups in occupational therapy is a good way to make sure your clients' needs and capacities are understood and met. This lesson discusses different kinds of developmental groups defined by Mosey's taxonomy.
3. Stages of Group Development: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing & Adjourning
Managers must be able to recognize and understand group behavior at its various stages. This lesson explains Tuckman's five stages of group development, including forming, storming, norming, performing and adjourning.
4. What Are Group Dynamics? - Definition & Theory
Learn about group dynamics and the theory behind understanding these processes. Learn about the factors that affect group dynamics with some real-life examples.
5. Leadership Styles and Types: Authoritarian, Laissez-Faire & Democratic
Most of us are members of many different social groups, and several of those groups have leaders. In this lesson, we define and discuss both instrumental and expressive leadership in groups. We also cover three leadership decision-making styles: authoritarian, democratic, and laissez-faire.
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