Children Adapt: A Theory of Sensorimotor-Sensory Development, Second Edition

Elnora M. Gilfoyle, D/Sc, OTR, FAOTA ; Ann P. Grady, MA, OTR, FAOTA ; Josephine C. Moore, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, DSc(hon)

  • $69.95
  • ISBN 10 1-55642-187-7
  • ISBN 13 978-1-55642-187-7
  • 312 pp Soft Cover
  • Pub. Date: 1991
  • Order# 30371

Children Adapt provides a developmental approach to pediatric rehabilitation and a theoretical framework for the evaluation and treatment of children.

This extensive revision of the successful first edition now includes stated learning objectives, self-study questions and identification of key points, allowing the book to be used more effectively as a student textbook as well as a practitioner’s reference. New material has been added to reflect the most up-to-date trends in the field of pediatric development, creating an innovative, insightful learning tool.

Highlights of this revised edition include:

  • An overview of the rudiments of theory building.
  • New material discussing application of theory to pediatric rehabilitation.
  • Explicit discussions of occupational performance skills.
  • A comprehensive glossary of terms.

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition


Chapter 1: Theory Construction

Chapter 2: Theory of Saptiotemporal Adaptation

Chapter 3: Highlights of Nervous System Development and Function

Chapter 4: Strategies for Developmental and Purposeful Sequences

Chapter 5: Developmental Sequences

Chapter 6: Developmental Sequences to Stand

Chapter 7: Purposeful Sequences and the Acquisition of Skilled Performance

Chapter 8: Spatiotemporal Distress and Dysfunction

Chapter 9: Relationship of Theory and Practice

Chapter 10: A Theory for Occupational