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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