Activity Analysis, Creativity, and Playfulness in Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Making Play Just Right
"Activity Analysis, Creativity, and Playfulness in Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Making Play Just Right applies foundational occupational therapy tools for the pediatric population including activity analysis, therapeutic use of self, clinical reasoning, and the selection and adaptation of meaningful therapeutic activities. Theory, evidence, and the process of doing occupational therapy are interwoven, emphasizing their interrelated value for students and occupational therapists new to pediatrics. Play occupations and playful approaches to daily activities are highlighted as the foundation for providing client-centered, occupation-based intervention in pediatrics." "The wide use of case studies allows the reader to understand core concepts on how to make therapy both playful and successful. The accompanying DVD provides a model of an expert occupational therapist and illustrates how specific concepts from the text are applied in real sessions. Recommended learning activities throughout the text also feature important concepts, promote student-directed learning, and provide a base for class discussion"--Book cover.
Table of contents: The who, what, where, when, and why of play -- Play and pediatric occupational therapy : past and future -- Examining play in our pediatric clients : formal assessments and activity analysis -- Being playful : therapeutic use of self in pediatric occupational therapy -- Selecting play activities : activity analysis, clinical reasoning, and frames of reference -- Adapting play activities -- Creating therapeutic play activities -- Creative play applications in specific aspects of pediatric practice -- Examining the evidence.
Kuhaneck, H.M., Spitzer, E. & Spitzer, S.L. (2010). . Activity analysis, creativity, and playfulness in pediatric occupational therapy: Making play just right. Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.