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The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument for Occupational Profiling

The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument for Occupational Profiling

A Practical Resource for Carers of People with Cognitive Impairment

4th edition

Jackie Pool

Part of the Bradford Dementia Group Good Practice Guides series

Paperback: £26.99 / $45.00

2011, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-221-4, BIC 2: MBPK JKSG MQT

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The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument is widely used as the framework for providing activity-based care for people with cognitive impairments, including dementia. The Instrument is recommended for daily living skills training and activity planning in the National Institute for Clinical Excellence Clinical Guidelines for Dementia (NICE 2006), and has been proven valid and reliable by a recent research study. It is an essential resource for any practitioner or carer wanting to provide fulfilling occupation for clients with cognitive impairments.

This fourth edition of The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument for Occupational Profiling includes a new section on using the PAL Checklist to carry out sensory interventions, together with the photocopiable Instrument itself in a new easy-to-use format, and plans that help to match users' abilities to activities. It includes the latest research on the use of the PAL Instrument in a range of settings, and new case studies, as well as information about how a new online PAL tool complements and supports the book. The book also contains suggestions for activities, together with information on obtaining the necessary resources and guidance for carrying out the activities with individuals of different ability levels, as revealed by the PAL Checklist.

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Occupational therapist Jackie Pool interviewed by OT Expert website

5 November 2012

It is currently Occupational Therapy Week in the UK from 5-11th November 2012. Jackie Pool, a specialist trainer in the field of dementia care, was interviewed by OT Expert website recently on the subject of her book, The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument for Occupational Profiling. In this audio interview, Jackie talks about how occupational therapy techniques...

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