Focused on the importance of play in evaluating and treating children with disabilities, Play in Occupational Therapy for Children, 2nd Edition presents play theories and assessments along with the theories and assessments reached from research conducted by occupational therapists and occupational scientists. This edition also includes five new chapters that reflect the latest developments in the areas of autism, play assessment, play for institutionalized toddlers, school-based play, and play and assistive technology in an early intervention program to provide you with the most up-to-date information available.
Challenges conventional notions of and approaches to the role of play in occupational therapy for children. Play theories and assessments imported from other disciplines are presented alongside those that have resulted from research conducted by occupational therapists and scientists. Covers an historical and conceptual backdrop on pediatric occupational therapy, specific assessment instruments and discussions on how to incorporate a family centered, narrative approach into the assessment process, play as a means for enhancing development and skill acquisition, and play as a goal of intervention. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.