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Occupational Therapy with Children


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SECTION I: CHILDREN?S ROLES, OCCUPATIONS AND PARTICIPATION IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY. 1. Children, their environments, roles and occupations in contemporary society. 2. Families and children?s occupational performance. 3. Environmental influences on children?s participation. 4. Participation of children in school and community. 5. Children?s occupational time use. SECTION II: MASTERING OCCUPATIONS, ROLES, AND ENABLING CHILDREN?S PARTICIPATION. 6. Doing, being and becoming: their importance for children. 7. The occupational development of children. 8. Communication and social skills for occupational engagement. 9. Developing as a player. 10. I can do it: developing, promoting, and managing children?s self-care needs. 11. The transition to school. 12. Student participation in the classroom. 13. Children?s participation in physical activity at school. 14. Children?s participation beyond the school grounds.

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Sylvia Rodger is Head of Division, and Jenny Ziviani Associate Professor in Occupational Therapy, within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland. Their clinical and academic activities are characterised by a keen focus in paediatric occupational therapy, as evidenced by extensive publications in the field.


"[Occupational therapists] will find that this book provides a framework that makes planning effective therapy with children practical, relevant, and effective. . . [Rodger & Ziviani?s] contribution to the literature has helped unleash the genie of occupation in the service of improved therapy with children." From the Foreword by Professor Charles Christiansen, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston "There is something new to be learned in each of the 14 well-written, nicely illustrated, co-authored chapters." Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy "This is a well-written and compressive book?Certainly it can and should be used in occupational therapy educational programs." Occupational Therapy in Healthcare

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