This book draws on contemporary occupational therapy theory and research to provide occupational therapy students and clinicians with a practical resource on implementing occupation centred practice with children. Each chapter has specific objectives and uses case studies to demonstrate the clinical realities and applications of each of the topics addressed. Best practice guidelines are provided along with a summary of recommendations drawn from the relevant theories, occupational therapy philosophy and existing research. The book aims specifically to be practice based.
Introduction to occupation centred practice with children -- Becoming more occupation-centred when working with children -- Child and family centred service provision -- Cultural influences and occupation centred practice with children and families -- Enabling children's spirituality in occupational therapy practice -- Occupational goal setting with children and families -- Occupation-centred assessment with children -- Cognitive orientation for daily occupational performance (co-op): a uniquely occupation-centred intervention created for children -- Perceive, recall, plan, and perform (PRPP) : occupation centred task analysis and intervention system -- Occupational performance coaching : enabling parents' and children's occupational performance -- Occupation centred intervention in the school setting -- Enablement of children's leisure participation -- Acute hospitals : a challenging context for occupation-centred practice with children -- Enabling children's occupations and participation using assistive technology -- Decision making for occupation-centred practice with children
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