Focusing on children from infancy to adolescence, Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents, 7th Edition provides comprehensive, full-color coverage of pediatric conditions and treatment techniques in all settings. Its emphasis on evidence-based practice includes updated references, research notes, and explanations of the evidentiary basis for specific interventions. Coverage of new research and theories, new techniques, and current trends, with additional case studies, keeps students in step with the latest advances in the field. Now with new content on adolescents to reflect changes in the OT curriculum and in OT practice, this text is the Number One book in pediatric occupational therapy.
Case studies help you apply concepts to actual situations you may encounter in practice.
Research Notes boxes and evidence-based summary tables help you interpret evidence and strengthen your clinical decision-making skills.
Learning resources on Evolve include video clips, review activities, and additional case studies.
Learning objectives indicate what you will be learning in each chapter and serve as checkpoints in studying for examinations.
A glossary makes it easy to look up key terms.
NEW video clips and case studies on the Evolve website demonstrate important concepts and rehabilitation techniques.
NEW Autism Spectrum Disorder chapter contains important information for OTs not addressed in other texts.
NEW Neuromotor: Cerebral Palsy chapter addresses the most prevalent cause of motor dysfunction in children.
NEW Adolescent Development chapter helps you manage the special needs of teenagers and young adults.
NEW contemporary design includes full-color photos and illustrations.
UPDATED content and references ensure you have access to the comprehensive, research-based information that will guide you in making optimal decisions in practice.
Section I: Foundational Knowledge for Occupational Therapy for Children 1. An Overview of Occupational Therapy for Children 2. Foundations and Practice Models for Occupational Therapy with Children 3. Development of Childhood Occupations 4. Adolescent Development: Transitioning from Child to Adult NEW! 5. Working with Families 6. Use of Standardized Tests in Pediatric Practice Section II: Occupational Therapy Intervention: Performance Areas 7. Motor Control/Motor Learning 8. Hand Function Evaluation and Intervention 9. Sensory Integration 10. Cognitive Interventions for Children 11. Psychosocial Issues Affecting Social Participation 12. Social Participation: Older Children and Youth 13. Interventions and Strategies for Challenging Behaviors 14. Feeding Intervention 15. Activities of Daily Living and Sleep and Rest 16. Instrumental Activities of Daily Living, Driving, and Community Participation 17. Play 18. Prewriting and Handwriting Skills 19. Influencing Participation through Assistive Technology and Universal Access 20. Mobility Section III: Areas of Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services 21. Overview of the NICU and Developmental Care 22. Early Intervention 23. School-based Occupational Therapy 24. Hospital and Pediatric Rehabilitation Services 25. Transition to Adulthood 26. Intervention for Children who have Visual Impairment 27. Autism Spectrum Disorder NEW! 28. Neuromotor: Cerebral Palsy NEW! 29. Pediatric Hand Therapy 30. Trauma-Induced Conditions