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Research Article  |   July 1987
Integrating Play in Neurodevelopmental Treatment
Author Affiliations
  • Jill Anderson, MS, OTR, is Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 450 Clarkson Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11203. She is NDT-certified in pediatrics
  • Jim Hinojosa, MA, OTR, FAOTA, is Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
  • Carrie Strauch, OTR, is a private practitioner in New York. She is NDT-certified in pediatrics
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Research Article   |   July 1987
Integrating Play in Neurodevelopmental Treatment
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1987, Vol. 41, 421-426. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.7.421
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1987, Vol. 41, 421-426. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.7.421
Abstract

This article presents one perspective on the integration of play activities within a neurodevelopmental frame of reference. Based on the premise that activities are characteristic of occupational therapy intervention, issues related to combining play activities with neurodevelopmental principles are discussed. Clinical examples are also provided to illustrate the value of integrating play activities within the occupational therapy treatment of the child with cerebral palsy.