ERIC Number: ED304820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Special Help: Physical and Occupational Therapy.
Murphy, Linda; Della Corte, Suzanne
Special Parent/Special Child, v4 n6 Nov-Dec 1988
This issue of "Special Parent/Special Child" describes the role of occupational and physical therapy in maximizing the potential of special needs children. Physical and occupational therapy are defined and the training and functions of therapists in each area are outlined. Also discussed are the goals of therapy programs in developing gross and fine motor skills, assessment methods, types of therapeutic exercises, the functions of the school-based physical or occupational therapist, and the parents' role as co-therapists. The issue concludes with a column addressing the problem of psychological depression experienced by parents of special needs children. (JDD)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Depression (Psychology), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Problems, Motor Development, Occupational Therapy, Parent Participation, Physical Therapy, Preschool Education, Psychomotor Skills, Student Evaluation
Lindell Press, Inc., P.O. Box 462, South Salem, NY 10590 ($3.50 per issue, $18.00 subscription rate).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A