The practice of OT continues to be influenced by greater awareness of the needs of children with disabilities, expansion of the theory and practice of psychology, medical science and occupational therapy, and the impact of twentieth century technology on the diagnosis, care and treatment of children. This book has been written to present current principles and practice underlying Occupational Therapy intervention with children. It is designed for use by students and newly--qualified occupational therapists. However, other professionals in education and social care, and parents, may also find it of value to gain an understanding of the role of Occupational Therapy with children.
Part 1. The Context for Practice. Occupational Therapy and Children with Disbilities. Part 2. Review of Application Models. Behavioural Approaches. The Bobath Concept. Conductive Education. The Environmental Approach -- Major and Minor Adaptations. Play Therapy. Sensory Integrative Therapy. Part 3. Examination of The Needs of Children. Occupational Therapy in The Neonatal intensive Care Uni. Children With Learning Disbilities. Children With autism/asperger Syndrome. Children With Fragile X Syndrome. Children With duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Children With Limb Deficiency, Children With juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Children With Acquired Brain Injury. Children with Developmental Dyspraxia. Children who Have Been Bereaved. Young People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Part 4. Evaluation of Practice. An Exploration of a Childa s Response to Intervention Alongside The Impact of Diagnosis Upon Their family and Their Early Response to Treatment.