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Ch 18: Professional Development in Occupational Therapy

About This Chapter

Which avenues can occupational therapists follow to further develop their professional knowledge and skills? Refer to this chapter to find details that can help you advance your career or prepare you for professional certification exams in this field.

Professional Development in Occupational Therapy - Chapter Summary

From online publications to workshops, this chapter covers several ways in which occupational therapists can use available sources to continue developing their careers. You will learn how to access and use resources designed to support the professional development of occupational therapists.

You will also find lessons devoted to research methodologies for both students and professionals in this field. After you have completely reviewed this chapter and understood all of the topics discussed, you should be able to:

  • List various professional development resources for occupational therapists
  • Evaluate research sources and assess source reliability and validity
  • Apply methods for locating viable research materials
  • Describe what peer-reviewed scholarly journals are and provide examples

Video and text lessons contain expert instruction, definitions and detailed examples to make learning about this material easy and accessible. Lessons are available at all times, on any device, so study is self-paced and convenient for any schedule. Track your progress on your Dashboard and take self-assessment quizzes that will help to determine your readiness in moving from one lesson to the next.

5 Lessons in Chapter 18: Professional Development in Occupational Therapy
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Professional Development Methods in Occupational Therapy

1. Professional Development Methods in Occupational Therapy

In this lesson, we will explore the methods for professional development in the occupational therapy profession, and identify service competency activities.

Finding & Evaluating Sources for Research

2. Finding & Evaluating Sources for Research

Not everything you read on the Internet is true. This video will help you navigate through different online sources and evaluate the validity of those sources to ensure that you can trust the information you use as part of your research.

Tips for Locating Research Materials

3. Tips for Locating Research Materials

The process of preparing a research paper for academic or employment purposes can be a difficult task. There are some basic tips for how to locate research materials such as online, books, periodicals, etc.

Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

4. Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

In the business world, any research material must have support that can provide validity and reliability. The support must be credible and have documentation to show that it is well-researched, professional, peer-reviewed and recent.

Peer Reviewed Scholarly Journal: Definition & Examples

5. Peer Reviewed Scholarly Journal: Definition & Examples

Find out what peer-reviewed scholarly journals are and how to find them. Learn what qualities to look for in peer-reviewed journals and see some examples. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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