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1st Edition

Developmental Disabilities
A Handbook for Occupational Therapists

ISBN 9781138867550
Published June 8, 2015 by Routledge
282 Pages

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Book Description

This significant volume provides broad coverage of the spectrum of problems confronted by patients with developmental disabilities and the many kinds of occupational therapy services these individuals need. Experts identify exemplary institutional and community service programs for treating patients with autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and mental retardation. A welcome contribution to the meager professional literature on the subject, Developmental Disabilities: A Handbook for Occupational Therapists will be an enormously helpful resource for therapists who work with both children and adults, ranging from mild to severe levels of impairment. You will learn how to establish a therapeutic environment for children with autism, develop a pre-vocational program in a pediatric skilled care facility, use qualitative research to obtain insight into the world of adults with significantly limiting cerebral palsy, and provide early intervention for your developmentally disabled patients.

Table of Contents

Contents Frames of Reference: Guiding Treatment for Children With Autism

  • Going to the Source: The Use of Qualitative Methodology in a Study of the Needs of Adults With Cerebral Palsy
  • Occupational Therapy and Epilepsy
  • Early Intervention: New Directions for Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy in a Regional Comprehensive Service System
  • On the Formative Stages of the Adult Screening Questionnaire: A Managerial Approach for Screening Adult Developmentally Disabled Clients
  • Intervention Strategies for Promoting Feeding Skills in Infants With Sensory Deficits
  • Clinical Management of Dysphagia in the Developmentally Disabled Adult
  • Development and Implementation of a Dysphagia Program in a Mental Retardation Residential Facility
  • Pre-Vocational Programming in a Pediatric Skilled Care Facility
  • Developmental Growth in “ACTION”: A Pilot Program for the Adult Retarded
  • Options: An Occupational Therapy Transition Program for Adolescents With Developmental Disabilities
  • Grip Strength and Dexterity in Adults With Developmental Delays
  • Occupational Therapy in Operation Outreach: Community Based Approach to Adapted Positioning Equipment
  • The Importance of Program Evaluation: Introduction to the Evaluation of a Community Program for Developmentally Disabled Adults
  • An Exchange of Services Program for Adults With Developmental Disabilities: How Effective Was It?

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