Suicide Prevention and Youth: Saving Lives : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, on Examining Certain Measures to Help Prevent Suicide Among Children and Adolescents, March 2, 2004

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Page 88 - Occupational therapy services may be provided in the family's home; at school; and in the community, such as day care and preschool programs, private clinics, and vocational programs. Occupational therapy evaluation determines whether an individual would benefit from intervention. The evaluation looks at the individual's strengths and needs with respect to daily life function in school, home and community life, focusing on the relationship between the client and their performance abilities, the demands...
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Page 88 - ... occupations. Occupational therapy services address underlying performance skills, including motor, process, communication and interaction skills to assist in the correction and prevention of conditions that limit an individual from fully participating in life. For children with disabling conditions and other educational needs, occupational therapy can help them to develop needed skills within the context of important learning experiences and to perform necessary daily activities such as feeding...
Page 88 - ... engagement in work, play, and leisure activities. For example, occupational therapy for infants and young children may include remediation of problem areas, development of compensatory strategies, enhancement of strengths, and creation of environments that provide opportunities for developmentally appropriate play and learning experiences. Services for the school-aged child are intended to help them be successful in school. Intervention strategies may focus on improving the child's informationprocessing...
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