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Play in Occupational Therapy for Children

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.

Book, 480 Pages

Published: December 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09243-2


  • Part I: Introduction to Play and Occupational Therapy

    1. Play and Occupational Therapy

    Part II: Assessment of Play

    2. The Play History Interview: A Narrative Approach

    3. The Revised Knox Preschool Play Scale

    4. The Test of Playfulness (ToP)

    5. Assessment of Play and Leisure in Adolescents

    6. Family Narratives and Play Assessment

    Part III: Play as a Means for Enhancing Development and Skill Acquisition

    7. The Power of Object Play for Infants and Toddlers

    8. Play to Support Development of Institutionalized Toddlers

    9. Play and Sensory Integration in Early Childhood

    10. Play in Middle Childhood

    11. Play in School-Based Occupational Therapy

    Part IV: Play as a Goal of Intervention

    12. Integrating Children with Disabilities into Family Play

    13. Fostering Parent-Infant Playfulness in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    14. Play for Children with Autism: Structure and Experience

    15. Doing With—Not Doing To: Play and the Child with Cerebral Palsy

    16. Accessing Play Through Assistive Technology

    17. Play and Assistive Technology in an Early Intervention Program

    18. Storytelling, Storymaking, and Fantasy Play


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