Occupational therapy in pediatric mental health: Do we practice what we preach?
Source: Occupational Therapy in Mental Health 16(2):5-25.
Abstract: The main aim of the present study is to review occupational therapy literature in order to determine the role of theory in pediatric mental health practice. For this purpose, the related literature was categorized into theory and practice literature. The findings indicated strong relationship between literature related to theory and practice in the rank order of the themes. Also, there was a strong association between practice literature that was recent as well as old. Two trends of practice literature were noted including a shift away from the play related to its development and adaptation themes and a shift towards socialization, play assessment, and the theme of play as a primary occupation. In conclusion, the implications of the findings in relation to occupational therapy practice, education, and future research are discussed. (CIRRIE Abstract)
Institution: Community Mental Health Group, 680 Kirkwood Drive, Sudbury, Ont. P3E 1X3, Canada
Subject headings: Abstracts, Child care, Children, Education, Infants, Medical research, Mental health, Occupational therapy, Psychiatric disabilities, Psychotherapy, Reviews, Social psychology, Therapy