The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument
The Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument has become the framework for activity-based care systems in a variety of health and social care settings for people with cognitive impairments.
The Instrument is recommended for daily living skills training and activity planning in the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Clinical Guideline for Dementia (NICE, 2006). The PAL checklist has also been proved valid and reliable by a recent research study.
The book continues to include the Instrument itself and the photocopiable activity checklists and plans that help to match users' abilities with activities.
An additional second section provides a selection of potential activities together with sources for obtaining them.
The author includes guidance for carrying out these activities with individuals of different ability levels as revealed by the PAL Instrument Checklist. An essential and reliable 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.