1001 Pediatric Treatment Activities: Creative Ideas for Therapy Sessions, Second Edition

Ayelet Danto, MS, OTR/L ; Michelle Pruzansky, MS, OTR/L

1001 Pediatric Treatment Activities: Creative Ideas for Therapy Sessions, Second Edition
  • $61.95
  • ISBN 10 1-61711-930-X
  • ISBN 13 978-1-61711-930-9
  • 255 pp Soft Cover
  • Pub. Date: 2016
  • Order# 39309
When working with children for extended periods of time in the same environment, it can be challenging to find and develop new and exciting treatment activities. Look to the updated Second Edition of 1001 Pediatric Treatment Activities: Creative Ideas for Therapy Sessions to provide you with new ideas and activities designed to enhance your treatment session while maintaining your client’s attention and interest.

This user-friendly guide by Ayelet Danto and Michelle Pruzansky will provide hundreds of new ideas and activities designed to enhance your treatment session while maintaining your pediatric client’s attention and interest. Simple language is used and various photographs are provided with many activities to ensure this text is a quick and easy reference for the busy practitioner. Also included in many chapters is a list of compensatory strategies that may be employed by the therapist to assist the child who is deficient in a particular skill.

New to the Second Edition:
• A new appendix of iPhone and Android Apps that contains over 170 therapeutic activities to work on a variety of skills and areas in the pediatric population
• 70 additional pictures to help explain various activities
• 50 new and fun activities
• Four new chapters have been added on Increasing Arches of the Foot, Decreasing External Rotation of the Hips, Decreasing Internal Rotation of the Hips, and Addressing Toe Walking, all dedicated to improving gait patterns.

1001 Pediatric Treatment Activities, Second Edition covers treatment areas that are typically addressed in pediatric therapy including sensory integration; visual system; dissociation activities; hand skills; body strengthening and stabilizing; cognitive and higher-level skill building; social skills; and improving gait patterns.

Each chapter includes:
• A brief description explaining the treatment topic
• An explanation of why a particular skill is important
• A list of treatment ideas and activities in which to engage, in order to work on the specific treatment goal
• Examples of commercial products that can be used to address the treatment goal

With new and updated activities, 1001 Pediatric Treatment Activities: Creative Ideas for Therapy Sessions, Second Edition should be by the side of all pediatric therapists looking for new ideas for a therapy session. 
 

Dedication
Acknowledgments 
About the Authors 
Introduction
Important Warning and Disclaimer  

SECTION I SENSORY INTEGRATION 
Chapter 1 Proprioceptive Activities
Chapter 2 Motor Planning
Chapter 3 Pressure Modulation 
Chapter 4 Bilateral Integration/Crossing Midline 
Chapter 5 Vestibular System 
Chapter 6 Tactile Sensitivity 
Chapter 7 Oral Motor Exercises  

SECTION II VISUAL SYSTEM 
Chapter 8 Visual Perception 
Chapter 9 Visual Motor Integration 
Chapter 10 Visual Scanning  

SECTION III DISSOCIATION ACTIVITIES 
Chapter 11 Body Dissociation 
Chapter 12 Finger Individuation  

SECTION IV HAND SKILLS 
Chapter 13 Open Webspace
Chapter 14 Fine Motor Skills 
Chapter 15 Pinch-Grasp Manipulation 
Chapter 16 Hand Strengthening  

SECTION V BODY STRENGTHENING AND STABILIZING 
Chapter 17 Core-Strengthening Activities 
Chapter 18 Balance Activities 
Chapter 19 Upper Arm Strengthening and Stabilization  

SECTION VI COGNITIVE AND HIGHER-LEVEL SKILL BUILDING 
Chapter 20 Increasing Attention 
Chapter 21 Organizational Skills  

SECTION VII SOCIAL SKILLS 
Chapter 22 Increasing Social Interaction and Relatedness 
Chapter 23 Group Activities 
Chapter 24 Seasonally Themed Projects and Activities  

SECTION VIII IMPROVING GAIT PATTERNS 
Chapter 25 Increasing the Arches of the Foot
Chapter 26 Decreasing External Rotation of the Hips
Chapter 27 Decreasing Internal Rotation of the Hips 
Chapter 28 Addressing Toe-Walking  

References 
Appendix A: Worksheets and Handouts
Appendix B: Therapeutic iPhone and Android Apps 
Glossary
Brand Name Products 
Index 

Ayelet H. Danto, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist who has worked in various school settings with a broad range of diagnoses. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yeshiva University Stern College for Women and a master's degree in occupational therapy from Columbia University. She currently resides in Passaic, New Jersey with her husband and children.

Michelle Pruzansky, MS, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist specializing in the treatment of children with autistic spectrum disorders. Michelle received her bachelor's degree from Yeshiva University Stern College for Women and her master's degree in occupational therapy from Columbia University. Michelle currently lives in Bergenfield, NJ with her husband and children. She is the head therapist and clinical coordinator at school #19 in Passaic, NJ, and also works at the Department of Children and Families, Passaic Regional School.