Occupational Therapy and Adolescents with Disability

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Psychology Press, 1985 - Medical - 158 pages
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Parents of teenagers can chuckle or weep at the all too familiar “episodes” in the lives of teenagers. Consider further what this transitional stage and all its agonies and ecstasies will mean to the adolescent with a chronic disability, to the kind of young person occupational therapists see every day. This book is a comprehensive review of occupational therapy with adolescents who are struggling with severe physical and psychological problems associated with disability. Occupational Therapy and Adolescents With Disability is loaded with practical strategies for working with this population and their parents. It reaffirms the belief of occupational therapy as a caring, humane, and ingenious profession. A diverse selection of topics is covered including self-concept/self-esteem development, autistic adolescents, special injuries in the adolescent years, life/work planning, and special practice issues.
 

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Contents

Occupational Therapy in Health Care
3
Impediments to the Acquisition of Coping Skills
14
A Home Visiting Program for Adolescents
49
Conclusion
57
A Model Treatment Program for Autistic Adolescents
63
Head Injury in the Adolescent Years
71
Conclusion
77
Rehabilitation of the Spinal Cord Injured Adolescent
83
The Impact of Adolescence on the Child with
91
MiniCases of 12 Children
97
Concluding Thoughts
105
The Disease Process
111
Summary
125
Engaging the Adolescent
131
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
151
Conclusion
157

Conclusion
89

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