Early Childhood: Occupational Therapy Services for Children Birth to Five (book only)
Edited by: Barbara E. Chandler, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Contributing Authors: Rebecca E. Argabrite-Grove, MS, OTR/L; Barbara E. Chandler, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Gloria Frolek Clark, MS, BCP, OTR/L, FAOTA; Frances A. Davis, MA, LPA; Joanne Jackson Foss, PhD, OTR; Terry Giese, MBA, OT/L, FAOTA; Elise Holloway, MPH, OTR; Anne L. Lucas, MS, OTR/L; Judith Schoonover, MEd, OTR/L, ATP; and Amy Russell Yun, OTD, MS, OTR/L
Occupational therapy brings the perspective of occupational engagement to early childhood practice. Advances or deviations in childhood development resonate throughout the child’s body and experience. How these changes are expressed, experienced, and addressed from a family-centered focus has profound implications for the child’s ability to engage in occupations that are meaningful and valuable for their quality of life. Occupational therapy brings the perspective of occupational engagement to early childhood practice.
Focusing on community-based programs, this outstanding new book is an enlightening journey through occupational therapy with children at the earliest stage of their lives. It looks at the impact of federal legislation in occupational therapy practice, and explores ways to articulate and demonstrate the profession’s long-standing expertise in transitioning early childhood development into occupational engagement in natural environments.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Structure and Interaction of Service Provision Systems
Chapter 2: Models and Process of Service Provision in Early Childhood
Chapter 3: Family-Centered Practice
Chapter 4: Infant, Toddler, and Young Child Development
Chapter 5: Evaluation, Assessment, and Outcomes in Early Childhood
Chapter 6: A Day in the Life of a Young Child: Routines and Natural Environments
Chapter 7: Play in Early Childhood
Chapter 8: Assistive Technology and Young Children: Laying a Foundation for the Future