presented by Renee Watling
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Renee Watling, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Dr. Watling has been a pediatric occupational therapist in Washington State since 1992. She has worked in clinic, school, and private practice settings; has lectured extensively at state, regional, and national conferences; and has published extensively on the topics of sensory processing, sensory-based occupational therapy intervention, and issues related to services for children with autism.…Read full bio
1. The Clinical Reasoning Process
This chapter reviews clinical reasoning as a foundational component of the therapy process and introduces the concept of intentionally using the reasoning process to guide intervention for challenging behavior.
2. Types of Clinical Reasoning
Clinical reasoning is a complex process comprised of seven types of thinking and reasoning. This chapter discusses these seven types of reasoning and applies them to an example of a child with challenging behavior.
3. Therapeutic Use of Self: An Essential Complement
The occupational therapy service delivery process is enhanced by a therapist’s effective use of self as a therapeutic agent. This chapter will extend the content on clinical reasoning to encompass therapeutic use of self as an additional key component of addressing challenging behaviors in pediatric therapy.
4. Putting It All Together: Applying Clinical Reasoning to Challenging Behaviors in Pediatric Therapy
This chapter will tie together the content from the preceding chapters in order to demonstrate the links between clinical reasoning, therapeutic use of self and planning intervention for challenging behaviors.