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Current Issues and Trends in School-Based Occupational Therapy

Hasselbusch, Andrea and Delport, Susan Margaret 2011. Current Issues and Trends in School-Based Occupational Therapy. COT Specialist Section - Children, Young People and Families Journal 15 (2) , pp. 21-28.

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Abstract

This paper reviews relevant literature to highlight the issues and challenges, and provide sound practice principles of school-based occupational therapy (OT). Defining the exact nature of school-based OT to ensure consistency and quality of delivery is a key issue. Collaborative working is strongly recommended, but challenges remain to make this effective. Practice principles of how to improve relationship building, communication, training of teachers, and presentation of OT programmes into schools is outlined. Strategic planning between Health and Education at a national and local level is essential to the wide-spread implementation of effective, efficient and evidence-based school-based OT practice.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
ISSN: 1754-0062
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 02:41
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/17260

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