Section one examines children s roles and occupations in contemporary society at a broad level. Coverage includes the child s participation in the family, at school and in the community. This section considers environmental influences on childhood activities, and highlights children s changing occupational time use and the impact this has on health and wellbeing. Section two focuses on childhood as a period of significant development and skill acquisition. This is profiled as a dynamic period for the therapist to encourage occupational mastery across the spectrum of childhood experience: in play; in self–care; as a student; and beyond the school grounds. Topical chapters evaluate participation in physical activity and consider the potential for healthy leisure, along with the risk characteristics associated with certain approaches to leisure.
Occupational Therapy with Children is aimed at students and practitioners of occupational therapy. Other childhood professionals, particularly early childhood educators, will also appreciate the articulate approach this book takes towards the development of the child.
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.