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This unique book focuses on enabling children and young people with neurodisability to participate in the varied life situations that form their personal, familial and cultural worlds.
Written in five parts, the book provides the reader with knowledge about the concept of participation; detailed understanding of how varying contexts influence participation outcomes; how to measure participation as an outcome and as a process; how to intervene to promote participation outcomes; and future directions and challenges. Chapters provide diverse examples of evidence-based practices and are enriched by scenarios and vignettes to engage and challenge the reader to consider how participation in meaningful activities might be optimised for individuals and their families. The book’s practical examples aim to facilitate knowledge transfer, clinical application and service planning for the future.
- The only book to focus on participation in children with childhood onset neurodisability
- This book brings together highly expert contributors, experienced in the field and up to date with current conceptual frameworks and research.
- Vignettes, scenarios and real-life stories are used to challenge assumptions, support application to practice and drive future thinking.
- By providing an international perspective on participation, the book addresses issues influencing engagement in meaningful activities across contexts and cultures.
This book will be of interest to practitioners including medical and allied health professionals, particularly: Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists and Neuropsychologists, Paediatric Neurologists, Paediatric Neurodisability specialists and specialist Nurses.
Additionally, Movement and Rehabilitation scientists as well as those working in Special Educational Needs and Social Care environments will find relevant information to support their work and inter-disciplinary practice and impact on policy. Other stakeholders, including consumers (parents and those with lived experience of childhood onset disability) and policy makers, may find information of value to their planning.
Video about the book
Watch the editors Christine Imms and Dido Green discuss the book below:
Clinics in Developmental Medicine