Keep your pediatric clients actively engaged in their therapy session with 1001 Pediatric Treatment Activities: Creative Ideas for Therapy Sessions. Written for pediatric occupational therapy and physical therapy clinicians, graduate students, pediatric academic courses, and those in fieldwork and internships, this user-friendly guide will provide you with new ideas and activities designed to enhance your treatment session while maintaining your client’s attention and interest.
1001 Pediatric Treatment Activities was written with the intent to be used among a wide range of populations and pediatric settings. Specifically, these settings include a pediatric clinic, school-based setting, hospital, and home-based therapy. This quick and simple reference is organized and written in a way that enables the user to quickly open it and skim a chapter for new treatment ideas. More than 350 photographs are included to supplement treatment activities that require further explanation. The durable spiral binding allows the book to lay flat in times when space is limited, such as in the classroom or clinic.
1001 Pediatric Treatment Activities covers treatment areas that are typically addressed in pediatric therapy:
- Sensory Integration
- Visual System
- Dissociation Activities
- Motor Skills
- Body Strengthening and Stabilizing
- Cognitive and Higher-Level Skill Building
- Social Skills
1001 Pediatric Treatment Activities by Ayelet Danto and Michelle Pruzansky offers therapists and students a comprehensive mix of easy-to-use therapeutic activities that they may not know exist or have not thought about including in their practice. Therapists can quickly find ideas for specific impairments and design creative and resourceful treatment sessions using the activities provided.
Each chapter includes:
- A brief description explaining the treatment topic
- An explanation of why a particular skill is important
- A list of compensatory strategies that may be employed by the therapist to assist the child who is deficient in a particular skill
- A list of treatment ideas and activities in which to engage, in order to work on the specific treatment goal
- Examples of commercial products that can be used to address the treatment goal
When working with children for extended periods of time in the same environment, it can be challenging to find and develop new and exciting treatment activities. This unique resource offers more than a thousand ideas all in one place. 1001 Pediatric Treatment Activities will quickly prove to be invaluable to any new or experienced pediatric therapist looking for new ideas for a therapy session.
About the Authors
Ayelet Danto, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist who has worked in various school settings with a broad range of diagnoses. She currently works in the Passaic public school system, primarily with children with pervasive developmental disorders and with autistic spectrum disorders. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yeshiva University Stern College for Women and a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Columbia University. She currently resides in Passaic, NJ, with her husband and children.
Michelle Pruzansky, MS, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of children with autistic spectrum disorders. Michelle received her bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University Stern College for Women and her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Columbia University. Michelle currently lives in Bergenfield, NJ, with her husband and children. She is the head therapist and clinical coordinator at school #19 in Passaic,NJ, and also works at the Department of Children and Families, Passaic Regional School.