Occupational Therapy for Children with Down Syndrome – a Case Study

Constantin Ciucurel, Elena Ioana Iconaru
2012 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
The purpose of study was to outline a client-centred model of practice framework that can be used in occupation-based practice for children with Down syndrome (DS). We considered as a case study a 13 years old boy with DS and we used the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure as a standardized tool to evaluate our intervention. After assessment, we decided on a neurophysical theoretical approach to intervention, utilizing exercises and functional activities. During the programme of
more » ... gramme of occupational therapy, our client covered the recommended sessions and at the end we concluded that beneficial effects were a direct result of our intervention project. 12 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.154 fatcat:dzbf2qftsbfhfnuow3twffe5fe