TY - CHAP A1 - Bryan M. Gee A2 - Amy Nwora A3 - Theodore W. Peterson ED1 - Meral Huri Y1 - 2018-11-21 PY - 2018 T1 - Occupational Therapy’s Role in the Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders N2 - Occupational therapy is a health care specialty with a deep focus on client-centered and holistic rehabilitation to improve the individual's occupational performance, quality of life and well-being through participation in meaningful and purposeful activities. This new book presents the importance of the therapeutic and creative use of activity in different populations, which is one of the core components of occupational therapy. Rehabilitation, rehabilitation delivery and outcomes are affected by recent changes in the meaning of health and social values. This resulted in an increasing necessity for therapeutic therapy, as well as creative use of activity in occupational therapy. This book focuses on recent advances in occupational therapy and reviews current practical guidelines. It introduces updated knowledge and skills for children, adults and the communities, including physical, mental, social, sensory, behavioral, environmental and community-based interventions to prevent, promote and improve activity use. The book will be relevant to occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physical therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and all the members of interdisciplinary rehabilitation team care workers. BT - Occupational Therapy SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.78696 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.78696 SN - 978-1-78984-411-5 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-20 ER -