Occupational Therapy for Children with Acquired Brain Injury: a Review of the Literature
Authors: Jones, Pru; Drummond, Avril
Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 68, Number 7, July 2005 , pp. 324-330(7)
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Abstract:The aim of this literature review was to examine occupational therapy input for children with acquired brain injury (ABI). Although 3,462 citations were identified by the literature search, only 10 articles met the criteria and were relevant to the review. The studies found that children with ABI had continuing difficulties, post-injury and postdischarge, with motor skills, self-care skills, cognition and behaviour. However, substantial numbers of children with continuing problems did not access therapy, particularly in the year postdischarge.
Occupational therapy is often part of inpatient paediatric rehabilitation, but there is a lack of research investigating the effectiveness of therapy. The review notes the dearth of research and literature in this field and suggests that further research is needed to underpin practice.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2005-07-01
The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.
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