Incorporating the newly adopted OT Practice Framework, this market-leading text takes an evidence-based look at children at various ages and stages in development, comprehensively addressing both conditions and treatment techniques in all settings. Users will discover new author contributions, new research and theories, new techniques, and current trends to keep them in step with the changes in pediatric OT practice.
• Case studies incorporate clinical reasoning and evidence-based structure
• Key terms, chapter objectives, and study questions identify important information
• Information on conditions, technology, practice models, and practice arenas
• Describes practice in both medical and educational settings to expose readers to a variety a practice situations
• Updated language and terminology in accordance with the 2002 OT Practice Framework
• International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) codes are integrated throughout
• More evidence-based content such as clinical trials and outcome studies with regard to evaluation and intervention more accurately reflects OT as it is currently taught and practiced
• New authors provide a fresh approach to play, social skills, interventions, visual and auditory disorders, and hospital services
• Over 150 new illustrations and improved text concepts
• Internet resources provide the reader with new information sources
This book contains basic foundations of knowledgepertaining to pediatric occupational therapy as well as informationabout assessment, intervention, and the traditional arenas of pediatricoccupational therapy practice. The purpose is primarily to provide acomprehensive framework for occupational therapy students and to be areference and teaching tool for occupational therapy practitionersworking with children. This book is written at level that is suitablefor both undergraduate occupational therapy students as well asoccupational therapists who work with children. I believe this bookwill be most beneficial to the therapist who is new to pediatricoccupational therapy or who may be changing practice arenas. Thisbook features a wide array of knowledgeable authors, many of whom areexperts in their field. The key terms, chapter objectives, and studyquestions help greatly to illustrate the main points of chapters andserve to guide learning. The extensive and pertinent referencesprovided after each chapter are also a nice feature. My overallassessment of this book is that it is a helpful learning tool forstudents and a comprehensive general resource for practitioners. Itprovides an inclusive view of current pediatric occupational therapypractice. I do believe that the reorganization, updates of topics, andaddition of current pediatric information make this third edition avaluable replacement for the existing edition.