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Book Review: “Manual of the Clifton Assessment Procedures for the Elderly (Cape)”

Book Review: “Manual of the Clifton Assessment Procedures for the Elderly (Cape)” OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY-APRIL, 1980 139 through the whole book, that here is an ar­ Behaviour Rating Scale. The Cognitive The experience of running an enterprise, chitect whose designs are not only Assessment scale aims to define what, if such as St. Jude's laundry, on competitive aesthetically pleasing, but who really un­ lines is a refreshing and novel approach to any, impairment exists in information/ derstands the people who will use the orientation and attention and con­ sheltered work, which obviously results in building. His final words are "the designer true team spirit and identification with the centration. It also includes a psychomotor should not work in isolation" but with the work carried out. test for fine motor performance and hand­ people for whom the building is designed eye co-ordination. This scale is designed to The book achieves a readable com­ and this book is a positive contribution to be administered in a quiet place with the bination of the history of the development the increasing co-operation between these subject and the health worker seated at a of services with the evolution of two groups of professionals. table. rehabilitation techniques, and we are never The second independent scale is a shor­ M. C. Bryant, allowed to forget that the key figure is the tened version of the Stockton Geriatric Senior Occupational Therapist, young disabled person himself. Rating Scale and has a total of 18 state­ Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Hilary Schlesinger, ments, each requiring a choice of three Liverpool. Research Officer, alternatives. It is to be filled in by someone The Spastics Society. (it may be a relative) who is familiar with the subject's usual performance over the past week or fortnight. This scale hopes to identify physical disability (reflected in self-care level), evidence of apathy, com­ "CEREBRAL PALSY -THE EARL Y munication difficulty, and behaviour that YEARS OF OCCUPATIONAL THER­ would be disruptive or disturbing to other "MANUAL OF THE CLIFTON APY IN SCOTLAND." A. Katherine people. Myers-Levin. Scottish Council for Spastics ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES FOR -1978. Price £3.00. THE ELDERLY (CAPE)" by A. H. Pattie Finally there is a Report Form to sum­ and C. J. Gilleard. Published by Hodder marise the scores and a dependency grading In this second edition of the development and Stoughton, 1979. Specimen Set £3.00 system. Considerable space within the of Occupational Therapy for Spastics in including Cognitive Assessment Scale, manual is devoted to explaining how the Scotland, the author gives a chronological Gibson Spiral Maze, Behaviour Rating scores may be of value in differentiating account of the work at Westerlea School Scale, Report Form and Manual. between functional disorders and organic from its foundation up to the establishment brain disease, in recommending or This well-packaged and presentable set of sheltered work at Rheumore and the in­ evaluating treatment and rehabilitation, makes a welcome change from the dustry's development and growth over the and defining the most beneficial placement past 14 years. mimeographed and . photocopied for the subject. About half of the 26 miscellany of forms and articles I have The detailed description of the treatment references are cited in this section. acquired. The manual is agreeably written procedures related to the patient's special with only 32 pages. The first half of the I found the Report Form and the Depen­ difficulties and achievements during the manual introduces the various tests and dency Grading the most contentious sec­ different stages of school to work, in­ scales and explains how to administer tions. Within our unit at Moorgreen cluding the involvement of the family, them. There are reproductions of the scales Hospital, we have recently reviewed our gives the reader a sensation of actually and forms within the manual. The only ad­ assessment procedures and affirmed the working together with the author and her ditional materials needed to administer the need for a cognitive and behavioural rating colleagues, and of living through the tests are a ballpoint pen or hardlead pencil for our psychogeriatric patients. However, child's development. It is interesting to and a stop watch or a watch with a seconds the loving tolerance of some relatives, the note that in spite of early emphasis on the hand. The latter half of the manual deals support of psychogeriatric community nur­ child's personal development, every new with the more technical details such as the ses, and a regular relief admission system experience in later life is one that has to be normative data, reliability and validity, should affect the placement of the more 'learnt' by dint of patience and hard work. and inter-correlations between the scales, dependent subjects. But without a quan­ The author makes it very clear that tran­ but they are there for interest's sake. tifiable system such as the Clifton sition from school to adulthood cannot be Assessment Procedure for the Elderly, taken for granted. Recognition of the The Clifton Assessment Procedures are comparisons are just suppositions. young person's true potential as well as his aimed at that portion of the elderly limitations is an important factor in his population who may need some sort of care Catherine Conroy, assessment and training for work. A clear and support because of memory im­ Senior Occupational Therapist, account is given of the way that personal pairment and/or behavioural disability. Moorgreen Hospital, There are two independent scales: the qualities and basic skills needed in work are Psychogeriatric Unit, Cognitive Assessment . scale and the developed. Southampton. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Journal of Occupational Therapy SAGE

Book Review: “Manual of the Clifton Assessment Procedures for the Elderly (Cape)”

British Journal of Occupational Therapy , Volume 43 (4): 1 – Apr 1, 1980

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© 1980 The College of Occupational Therapists Ltd
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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY-APRIL, 1980 139 through the whole book, that here is an ar­ Behaviour Rating Scale. The Cognitive The experience of running an enterprise, chitect whose designs are not only Assessment scale aims to define what, if such as St. Jude's laundry, on competitive aesthetically pleasing, but who really un­ lines is a refreshing and novel approach to any, impairment exists in information/ derstands the people who will use the orientation and attention and con­ sheltered work, which obviously results in building. His final words are "the designer true team spirit and identification with the centration. It also includes a psychomotor should not work in isolation" but with the work carried out. test for fine motor performance and hand­ people for whom the building is designed eye co-ordination. This scale is designed to The book achieves a readable com­ and this book is a positive contribution to be administered in a quiet place with the bination of the history of the development the increasing co-operation between these subject and the health worker seated at a of services with the evolution of two groups of professionals. table. rehabilitation techniques, and we are never The second independent scale is a shor­ M. C. Bryant, allowed to forget that the key figure is the tened version of the Stockton Geriatric Senior Occupational Therapist, young disabled person himself. Rating Scale and has a total of 18 state­ Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Hilary Schlesinger, ments, each requiring a choice of three Liverpool. Research Officer, alternatives. It is to be filled in by someone The Spastics Society. (it may be a relative) who is familiar with the subject's usual performance over the past week or fortnight. This scale hopes to identify physical disability (reflected in self-care level), evidence of apathy, com­ "CEREBRAL PALSY -THE EARL Y munication difficulty, and behaviour that YEARS OF OCCUPATIONAL THER­ would be disruptive or disturbing to other "MANUAL OF THE CLIFTON APY IN SCOTLAND." A. Katherine people. Myers-Levin. Scottish Council for Spastics ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES FOR -1978. Price £3.00. THE ELDERLY (CAPE)" by A. H. Pattie Finally there is a Report Form to sum­ and C. J. Gilleard. Published by Hodder marise the scores and a dependency grading In this second edition of the development and Stoughton, 1979. Specimen Set £3.00 system. Considerable space within the of Occupational Therapy for Spastics in including Cognitive Assessment Scale, manual is devoted to explaining how the Scotland, the author gives a chronological Gibson Spiral Maze, Behaviour Rating scores may be of value in differentiating account of the work at Westerlea School Scale, Report Form and Manual. between functional disorders and organic from its foundation up to the establishment brain disease, in recommending or This well-packaged and presentable set of sheltered work at Rheumore and the in­ evaluating treatment and rehabilitation, makes a welcome change from the dustry's development and growth over the and defining the most beneficial placement past 14 years. mimeographed and . photocopied for the subject. About half of the 26 miscellany of forms and articles I have The detailed description of the treatment references are cited in this section. acquired. The manual is agreeably written procedures related to the patient's special with only 32 pages. The first half of the I found the Report Form and the Depen­ difficulties and achievements during the manual introduces the various tests and dency Grading the most contentious sec­ different stages of school to work, in­ scales and explains how to administer tions. Within our unit at Moorgreen cluding the involvement of the family, them. There are reproductions of the scales Hospital, we have recently reviewed our gives the reader a sensation of actually and forms within the manual. The only ad­ assessment procedures and affirmed the working together with the author and her ditional materials needed to administer the need for a cognitive and behavioural rating colleagues, and of living through the tests are a ballpoint pen or hardlead pencil for our psychogeriatric patients. However, child's development. It is interesting to and a stop watch or a watch with a seconds the loving tolerance of some relatives, the note that in spite of early emphasis on the hand. The latter half of the manual deals support of psychogeriatric community nur­ child's personal development, every new with the more technical details such as the ses, and a regular relief admission system experience in later life is one that has to be normative data, reliability and validity, should affect the placement of the more 'learnt' by dint of patience and hard work. and inter-correlations between the scales, dependent subjects. But without a quan­ The author makes it very clear that tran­ but they are there for interest's sake. tifiable system such as the Clifton sition from school to adulthood cannot be Assessment Procedure for the Elderly, taken for granted. Recognition of the The Clifton Assessment Procedures are comparisons are just suppositions. young person's true potential as well as his aimed at that portion of the elderly limitations is an important factor in his population who may need some sort of care Catherine Conroy, assessment and training for work. A clear and support because of memory im­ Senior Occupational Therapist, account is given of the way that personal pairment and/or behavioural disability. Moorgreen Hospital, There are two independent scales: the qualities and basic skills needed in work are Psychogeriatric Unit, Cognitive Assessment . scale and the developed. Southampton.

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Published: Apr 1, 1980

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