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Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA, is a past president and vice president of the American Occupational Therapy Association and a 2005 recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to the University of Akureyri in Akureyri, Iceland. Dr. Jacobs is a clinical professor and the program director of distance education post-professional programs in occupational therapy at Boston University, Boston, MA. She earned a doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Science in occupational therapy at Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Dr. Jacobs’ research examines the interface between the environment and human capabilities. In particular, she examines the individual factors and environmental demands associated with increased risk of functional limitations among populations of university and middle school-aged students, particularly in notebook computing and backpack use (

In addition to being an occupational therapist, Dr. Jacobs is also a certified professional ergonomist and the founding editor of the international journal WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Jacobs is a faculty-in-residence and lives in an apartment in one of the dormitories at Boston University. She is the mother of three children—Laela, Joshua, and Ariel—and the amma (grandma in Icelandic) to Sophie Redd. She balances work with occupations such a cross country skiing, kayaking, photography, and travel.

Laela Jacobs, OTR/L, received her degree in occupational therapy from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL. She practiced as the rehabilitation coordinator/manager at Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham, MA for the past 8 years and continues to work for Therapy Resources Management. Laela has expertise in reimbursement and vestibular, neurological, and orthopedic rehabilitation.

Laela and her husband, Craig Simon, are the proud parents of Sophie Redd, born May 21, 2008. Laela’s interests include travel, theater, and spending time with her family.
A leading resource for over a decade, Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy has provided occupational therapy professionals and students with pertinent information right at their fingertips. Revised and updated into a Fifth Edition, this pocket size resource includes the latest information in the field of occupational therapy.

Within the Fifth Edition of Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy, over 3,800 terms are defined (over 250 more than last edition) and 61 appendices are included (including 7 new).

Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy, Fifth Edition by Dr. Karen Jacobs and Laela Jacobs is the only comprehensive dictionary available specifically for occupational therapy. The handy dictionary provides a quick reference to words, their definitions, and important resources that are used in daily practice and academic training. Its convenient size makes it easy to use whether you’re in the clinic or at school.

Features of the Fifth Edition:

• Glossary of terms from the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Occupational Therapy Practice Framework 2
• Terms from occupational science
• Glossary of terms from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists’ Enabling Occupation II
• Expanded and updated appendices – more user-friendly!

Some New Appendices Include:

• Burn chart—Rule of Nines
• Positive language
• Nutrition basics
• Visual impairment
• Definitions of occupational therapy

Occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistants, clinicians, faculty and students will benefit from the easy-to-use format and updated information that Quick Reference Dictionary for Occupational Therapy, Fifth Edition has to offer. It is a must have for all in occupational therapy.


ISBN 9781556428654
Genre MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Occupational Therapy
Format Paperback
Pages 614
Publisher Date 2009-04-15 00:00:00.0
Publisher Slack Inc
Copyright Year 2009
Height 7.0 in
Wdth 4.5 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 1.05 lb
Language English
Edition Number 5
Audience Professional and scholarly
Country of Origin United States

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