The sixth edition of Occupational Therapy for Children maintains its focus on children from infancy to adolescence and gives comprehensive coverage of both conditions and treatment techniques in all settings. Inside you’ll discover new author contributions, new research and theories, new techniques, and current trends to keep you in step with the changes in pediatric OT practice. This edition provides an even stronger focus on evidence-based practice with the addition of key research notes and explanations of the evidentiary basis for specific interventions.
- Unique Evolve Resources website reinforces textbook content with video clips and learning activities for more comprehensive learning.
- Case studies help you apply concepts to actual situations you may encounter in practice.
- Evidence-based practice focus reflects the most recent trends and practices in occupational therapy.
New to this Edition
- Unique! Chapter on working with adolescents helps you manage the special needs of this important age group.
- Unique! Research Notes boxes help you interpret evidence and strengthen your clinical decision-making skills.
- Video clips on a companion Evolve Resources website reinforce important concepts and rehabilitation techniques.
Table of Contents
- 1. An Overview of Occupational Therapy for Children
- 2. Foundation for OT Practice with Children
- 3. Development of Childhood Occupations
- 4. In Transition to Adulthood: The Occupations and Performance Skills of Adolescence
- 5. Working with Families
- 6. Common Diagnosis in Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practice
- 7. Purposes, Processes, and Methods of Evaluation
- 8. Use of Standardized Tests in Pediatric Practice
- 9. Development of Postural Control
- 10. Development of Hand Skills
- 11. Sensory Integration
- 12. Visual Perception
- 13. Psychosocial and Emotional Domains
- 14. Behavioral Intervention and Behavioral Support
- 15. Feeding Interventions
- 16. Self-Care and Adaptations for Independent Living
- 17. Instrumental Activities of Daily living and Community independence
- 18. Play
- 19. Prewriting and Handwriting Skills
- 20. Computers and Augmentative Communication
- 21. Mobility
- 22. Neonatal Intensive Case Unit
- 23. Early Intervention
- 24. School-Based Occupational Therapy
- 25. Services for Children with Visual or Auditory Impairments
- 26. Hospital Services and Pediatric Rehabilitation
- 27. Transition Services: From School to Adult Life
By Jane Case-Smith, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA and Jane Clifford O'Brien, PhD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, University of New England, Biddeford, ME