Jane O'Brien co-edits pediatrics text; O'Brien and Kathryn Loukas co-author chapters of text

posted Jan 6, 2010, 3:34 AM by rbuhr@une.edu   [ updated Jan 6, 2010, 7:09 AM by Sherri DeFilipp ]

Jane Case-Smith, Ed.D., professor, Ohio State University, and Jane O’Brien,Ph.D. associate professor, University of New England, co-edited the premier textbook used in pediatric occupational therapy practice. The 6th edition of Occupational Therapy for Children is published  by Mosby Year-Book.

Dr. O’Brien also co-authored a chapter in the text, with Harriet Williams, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, entitled, "Application of Motor Control/Motor Learning to Practice."

Her colleague Kathryn Loukas, associate professor, UNE Department of Occupational Therapy, co-authored a chapter with Louise Dunn, Sc.D., University of Utah, entitled "Instrumental Activities of Daily Living and Community Participation."

The textbook also includes an extensive instructor’s manual, with case studies, study questions, laboratory exercises, crosswords, and multiple choice exam questions. Additionally, Dr. O’Brien and Dr. Case-Smith developed videoclips for each chapter to illustrate key concepts and to serve as educational material. Students and faculty will have access to these videoclips and accompanying written materials via an Evolve website.