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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This book analyzes and suggests an expansion of Llorens’ developmental theory
of occupational therapy, applying these concepts in a final schematic model for
use by occupational therapists, occupational scientists, and others involved in
occupational tasks, relationships, and activities. The book then uses the
International Classification of Functioning in a context of health promotion
and disease prevention to relate the expanded theory to psychosocial,
cognitive, and sensorimotor correlates in preterm infants and their families in
the neonatal intensive care unit and after discharge to the home environment.
Last, it provides an NICU infant case illustration on the Developmental
Analysis, Evaluation, and Intervention Schedule.
The major theme of this book focuses upon expanding the psychological,
neurophysiological, and sociological aspects of Llorens’ developmental theory
for a person-occupation-environment based practice and research. The book will
then correlate these concepts with current terminology from the World Health
Organization, and specialized knowledge and skills in the neonatal intensive
This book was published as a special issue of Occupational Therapy in Mental