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Many Faces of Occupational Therapy

AGE DIAGNOSIS/CONDITION SETTINGS INTERVENTIONS
Infancy prematurity
drug dependency
birth-related trauma
low birth weight
neonatal ICU
day care
home
feeding
positioning
sensory stimulation
play
regulating routines (sleep, feeding, etc.)
family/caregiver training
Early Childhood developmental delay
  at-risk
  neuromuscular disorders
  orthopedic disorders
  dysfunction in sensory integration
home
  EI center
  hospital
  day care
work with family
  minimize delay
  maximize function in self-care and play skills
  adaptive equipment and positioning
  family/caregiver training
Preschool and School-Age developmental delay
  at-risk
  neuromuscular disorders
  orthopedic disorders
  ADHD
  autism
day care
  school
  community centers
  home
fine and gross motor skills
  handwriting
  play and school skills
  social skills
  environmental adaptation
  family/caregiver training
Adolescent eating disorders
  depression
  substance abuse/addictions
  learning disorders
  brain injury/spinal cord injury
  high risk behavior
hospital
  day program
  group home
  school
  community centers
self-esteem
  communication/social skills
  leisure skills
  work skills
  transition from school to work
Adulthood work related injuries (Carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain)
  spinal cord injury
  amputations
  MS
  substance abuse
  schizophrenia
  depression
  cancer
  HIV/AIDS
  neurological disorders
  cardiovascular disorders
outpatient
  hospital
  day programs
  group home
  job sites
  home care
  shelter
work skills
  leisure skills
  self-care
  parenting skills
  strength, ROM, coordination
  problem solving, attention span, initiation
Older Adults hip fractures
  stroke
  dementia
  low vision
  well elderly
  caregiver support
  heart disease
hospital
  outpatient
  home care
  aging in place
  assisted living
  skilled nursing
maintain independence
  maintain roles
  lifestyle redesign
  caregiving support
  community mobility
  home modification
  health promotion
Terminally Ill cancer
  ALS
hospital
  home
  hospice
quality of life
  preparation for end of life
  role performance