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Research Article  |   July 1984
The Use of Aquatics with Cerebral Palsied Adolescents
Author Affiliations
  • Shirley A. Peganoff, MS, OTR, was formerly a staff occupational therapist at the Alfred I. duPont Institute, Wilmington, Delaware, and is Instructor of Occupational Therapy, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY 40475
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Multidisciplinary Practice / Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Features
Research Article   |   July 1984
The Use of Aquatics with Cerebral Palsied Adolescents
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1984, Vol. 38, 469-473. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.7.469
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1984, Vol. 38, 469-473. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.7.469
Abstract

This article demonstrates the use of adaptive aquatics in an occupational therapy treatment program for a physically disabled adolescent. Included are developmental issues as they relate to the handicapped adolescent population, the concept of purposeful activity in occupational therapy, the choice of swimming as an activity for treatment, activity analysis for treatment planning, and an interdisciplinary approach to treatment. A single case study was used to exemplify the use of swimming as a purposeful activity. Therapeutic implications of the program are discussed.