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

Ayelet H. Danto, MS, OTR/L; Michelle Pruzansky, MS, OTR/L
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1001 Pediatric Treatment Activities: Creative Ideas for Therapy Sessions is back with the newly updated Third Edition. Created by practicing occupational therapists specializing in pediatrics care who recognized the need for developing exciting activities to keep children engaged in therapy sessions for long periods of time, this book enhances the resources available to therapists. Understanding the needs of practicing professionals, the Third Edition also boasts more than 450 images to better illustrate the activities, saving busy practitioners time by allowing them to focus on the treatment at hand. 

1001 Pediatric Treatment Activities is intended to be a quick and simple reference handbook for pediatric clinicians looking for new ideas for a therapy session. Easily skimmed by chapter and section, the updated and revised Third Edition adds to the professional’s working knowledge and access to treatment activity ideas in a wide range of areas.

New to the Third Edition:
  • Dozens of new fun and engaging activities
  • Full-color images and additional pictures throughout to support and help explain the various activities
  • Current evidence based on today’s research added to each chapter introduction
  • Chapter on handwriting and an appendix on teletherapy
  • An up-to-date list of therapeutic apps

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

Chapters include:
  • Teletherapy Activities
  • Group Activities
  • Seasonally Themed Projects and Activities
  • Pressure Modulation
  • Increasing Social Interaction and Relatedness
  • Finger Individuation
  • Open Webspace
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Pinch-Grasp Manipulation
  • Hand Strengthening

1001 Pediatric Treatment Activities, Third Edition is a practical guide for anyone in the field of pediatric therapy and belongs on the bookshelves of students and practitioners alike.

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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    Oculomotor Exercises

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
Chapter 17    Handwriting

Section V    Body Strengthening and Stabilizing
Chapter 18    Core-Strengthening Activities
Chapter 19    Balance Activities
Chapter 20    Upper Arm Strengthening and Stabilization

Section VI    Cognitive and Higher-Level Skill Building
Chapter 21    Increasing Attention
Chapter 22    Executive Functioning and Organizational Skills

Section VII    Social Skills
Chapter 23    Increasing Social Interaction and Relatedness
Chapter 24    Group Activities
Chapter 25    Seasonally Themed Projects and Activities

Section VIII    Improving Gait Patterns
Chapter 26    Increasing the Arches of the Foot
Chapter 27    Decreasing External Rotation of the Hips
Chapter 28    Decreasing Internal Rotation of the Hips
Chapter 29    Addressing Toe-Walking

Appendix A: Worksheets and Handouts
Appendix B: Therapeutic iPhone and Android Apps
Appendix C: Occupational Therapy Telehealth
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About the Editors

Ayelet H. Danto, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist who has worked in various school settings with a broad range of diagnoses. She currently works in the Passaic public school system. Ayelet 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 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 autism spectrum disorder. 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 New Milford, New Jersey, with her husband and children. She currently works in various school settings in New Jersey.