For therapists, educators, and psychologists. The most comprehensive dictionary on the market for therapy terminology. This award-winning dictionary is a must for therapists! It provides clear, useful definitions for thousands of terms that therapists in today's health care environment must understand to be effective members of the health care team. This is not a medical dictionary. Definitions of diagnoses include not only the cause of the disease and common limitations, but also implications for therapeutic intervention. Terms such as bed and support surface, which get one or two lines in a medical dictionary, if they are defined at all, contain detailed information that helps therapists understand how they need to modify their therapy to provide the most effective treatment for the equipment being used. Practitioners in occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreational therapy, speech-language pathology, chemical dependency counseling, art therapy, music therapy, social work, psychology, nursing, and education will find definitions that cross the boundaries of their respective fields and provide common understanding of terms. The dictionary improves understanding between disciplines and improves the quality of care for the patients, clients, and residents that are served.Joan Burlingame is the author of 'Idyll Arbor's Therapy Dictionary', published 2001 under ISBN 9781882883462 and ISBN 1882883462.