Adaptation, Coping, and Resilience in Children and Youth: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach

Lenin C. Grajo, PhD, EdM, OTR/L; Angela Boisselle, PhD, OTR
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A groundbreaking text for occupational therapists, Adaptation, Coping, and Resilience in Children and Youth: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach offers a different perspective in addressing the ways children and youth with a variety of conditions and personal contexts can have more optimized participation in everyday life. This text is essential for occupational therapy graduate students, instructors, and pediatric clinicians.

Drs. Lenin C. Grajo and Angela K. Boisselle provide a comprehensive, strength-based approach in addressing the ability of children to adjust to a variety of challenges encountered in daily life across multiple environments and contexts. Adaptation, Coping, and Resilience in Children and Youth includes best and evidence-based practices for assessment and intervention.

Included in the book:

•    Collaborative approach with families
•    How to build relationships through interprofessional collaboration (teachers, health care team, and community)
•    Global perspectives of adaptation, coping, and resilience
•    Case applications and essential considerations for occupational therapists 

The text also covers underexplored contexts such as those who have been bullied, children and youth who are LGBTQ and gender expansive, children and youth of color, those who live as a member of a migrant family, and those who have lived with and through adverse childhood experiences.

Adaptation, Coping, and Resilience in Children and Youth: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach is a necessary text that offers timely best and evidence-based practices for assessment and intervention for occupational therapy students and professionals.

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About the Editors
Contributing Authors
Foreword by Susan L. Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Chapter 1    Adaptation, Coping, and Resilience in Children and Youth: Definitions, Models, and the Critical Role of Occupational Therapy
Lenin C. Grajo, PhD, EdM, OTR/L and Angela K. Boisselle, PhD, OTR

Section I    Developmental and Neurological Considerations
Chapter 2    Autistic Children and Youth: A Strength-Based Approach    
Kristie K. Patten, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA

Chapter 3    Children and Youth With Specific Learning Disabilities
Lenin C. Grajo, PhD, EdM, OTR/L and Julia M. Guzmán, EdD, OTD, OTR/L

Chapter 4    Children and Youth With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Anne Cronin, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, ATP

Chapter 5    Children and Youth With Behavioral and Mental Health Disorders
Catherine Candler, OTR, PhD, BCP and Rebecca Crossland, OTR, MOT

Chapter 6    Children and Youth With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders
Elaina DaLomba, PhD, OTR/L, MSW and Lisa Griggs-Stapleton, PhD, OTR/L

Section II    Complex Medical and Other Multi-Systems Considerations
Chapter 7    Children and Youth With Complex Medical Needs and Chronic Illnesses
Susan M. Cahill, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Chapter 8    Children and Youth With Cerebral Palsy
Angela K. Boisselle, PhD, OTR

Chapter 9    Children and Youth With Cancer or Terminal Illness
Laura Stimler, OTD, OTR/L, BCP, C/NDT and Jessica Sparrow, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Chapter 10    Children and Youth With Visual Impairments
Tammy Bruegger, OTD, MSE, OTR/L, ATP

Section III    Personal Contexts and Lived Experience
Chapter 11    Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Bullying
Christine Urish, PhD, OTR/L, BCMH, FAOTA, CCAP

Chapter 12    LGBTQ and Gender Expansive Children and Youth
Karrie L. Kingsley, OTD, OTR/L

Chapter 13    Children and Youth Who Have Encountered Adverse Childhood Experiences
Jennifer S. Pitonyak, PhD, OTR/L, SCFES and Lauren E. Milton, OTD, OTR/L

Chapter 14    Children of Migrant Farmworkers
Debra Rybski, MSHCA, PhD, OTR/L and Kathleen Kauper, MOT, OTR/L

Chapter 15    Children and Youth of Color
Douglene Jackson, PhD, OTR/L, LMT, ATP, BCTS

Chapter 16    The Lived Experience of Adaptation, Coping, and Resilience by Children and Youth and Their Families
Angela K. Boisselle, PhD, OTR and Lenin C. Grajo, PhD, EdM, OTR/L

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About the Editors

Lenin C. Grajo, PhD, EdM, OTR/L, is Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Psychiatry (PEFA), Director of the Division of Professional Education, and Associate Director of the Program in Occupational Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has been a pediatric occupational therapist for 19 years and has practiced in the Philippines and the United States. He was previously on faculty in the Programs in Occupational Therapy at Columbia University in New York City. His research has focused on the application of Occupational Adaptation theory in instrument development and testing the effectiveness of interventions for children with specific learning disabilities, with particular focus on children with reading difficulties.

Dr. Grajo has published several peer-reviewed research articles, book chapters, and online continuing education programs related to interventions for children and youth and the Occupational Adaptation model. He is a certified therapist on the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) intervention approach. He has presented nationally and internationally on the role of occupational therapy in supporting children’s literacy development.

Angela K. Boisselle, PhD, OTR, has more than 21 years experience as a pediatric occupational therapist and administrator. She currently works at Cook Children’s Health Plan as a Utilization Management Therapy Manager. Her role involves operationalizing value-based payment models with therapy providers, establishing and overseeing medical necessity criteria for authorization of therapy services for pediatric Medicaid clients, and coordination of educational opportunities for therapy providers to promote quality therapy practices.

Dr. Boisselle’s practice, service, and research background includes pediatric complex care, occupational adaptation, cerebral palsy, interprofessional collaboration, creativity, assistive technology and accessible design. She has served as research consultant, methodology committee member, peer reviewer, author, and editor. She is also a Clinical Instructor of Occupational Therapy in the Programs in Occupational Therapy at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.