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1 Is there a place for ccupational Therapy in Scottish schools? Reconciling Work and Family Life ENTHE 2014

2 Introduction What are the current services in Scotland? What skills can ccupational Therapists bring to primary schools? What are the current projects with ccupational Therapists in primary schools?

3 Developmental Coordination Physical Handwriting Physical activities/sports Personal organisation Eating with cutlery Dressing Learning how to ride a bike Tying shoe laces Disorder Mental health Poor academic performance Inability to carry out activities of daily living appropriate to age Embarrassment Loneliness Anxiety Low self-esteem Introverted Frustration Poor social skills

4 What are the current services in Scotland?

5 journeys through care services can be challenging for children with DCD (NHS Quality Improvement Strategy Scotland 2007)

6 What skills can ccupational Therapists bring to primary schools?

7 ccupational Therapy skills Collaboration with the client building a collaborative relationship that will promote reflection, autonomy and engagement in the therapeutic process Environmental adaptation analysing and adapting environments to increase function and social participation (Creek 2003)

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9 What are the current projects with ccupational Therapists in primary schools?

10 ccupational Therapy in Schools TiS (Hutton 2009) Partnering for Change Model (Missiuna et al. 2012)

11 Is there a need for ccupational Therapy in Scottish primary schools? Detection of potential motor difficulties Collaboration with educators and parents Assessment and intervention carried out in the school environment Decrease in travel time and cost

12 Conclusion Is there a place for ccupational Therapy in Scottish schools? Comfort and convenience Giving children a chance Increased collaboration/therapeutic rapport = better outcomes for children and families Breaking down barriers/changing attitudes ccupational Therapists in mainstream schools Reconciling Work and Family Life

13 Reference/Bibliography: BART,., EREZ, Y. and RSENBERG, L How do young children with DCD participate and enjoy daily activities? Research in Developmental Disabilities, vol.32, no.4, pp CAMPBELL, W.N., MISSIUNA, C.A., RIVARD, L.M. and PLLCK, N.A Support for Everyone : Experiences of occupational therapists delivering a new model of school-based service. Canadian Journal of ccupational Therapy. February, vol. 79, no.1, pp CHIEN, W-T. and LEE, I.Y.A An Exploratory Study of Parents Perceived Educational Needs for Parenting a Child with Learning Disabilities. Asian Nursing Research [online]. vol.7, pp [viewed 27 August 2014]. Available from: CLLEGE F CCUPATINAL THERAPISTS., Position Statement: Access to occupational therapy for children and young people with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder [online]. College of ccupational Therapists. pp [viewed 12 August 2014]. Available from: CREEK, J ccupational Therapy defined as a complex intervention. London: College of ccupational Therapists. CURTIN, M Enabling Skills and Strategies. In: M. CURTIN, M. MLINEUX and J. SUPYK- MELLSN, eds. ccupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction: Enabling ccupation. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, pp DUNCAN, E.A.S Skills and processes in ccupational Therapy. In: DUNCAN, E.A.S. Foundations for Practice in ccupational Therapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, pp DYSPRAXIA FUNDATIN: RECGNISING DEVELPMENTAL CRDINATIN DISRDERS., ccupational Therapy for children with dyspraxia/dcd [online]. [viewed 29 August 2014]. Available from:

14 Reference/Bibliography: HEALTHCARE IMPRVEMENT SCTLAND Integrated care pathways for mental health: Developmental Coordination Disorder [online]. [viewed 26 August 2014]. Available from: HUTTN, E ccupational Therapy in mainstream primary schools: an evaluation of a pilot project. British Journal of ccupational Therapy. July, vol.72, no.7, pp LIBERMAN, L., RATZN, N. and BART, The profile performance skills and emotional factors in the context of participation among young children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities. vol.34, no.1, pp MENTAL HEALTH FUNDATIN., Children and Young People [online]. [viewed 2 September 2014]. Available from: MISSIUNA, C.A., PLLCK, N.A., LEVAC, D.E., CAMPBELL, W.N., WHALEN, S.D.S., BENNETT, S.M., HECIMVICH, C.A., FAINES, B.R., CAIRNEY, J. and RUSSELL, D.J Partnering for Change: An innovative school-based occupational therapy service delivery model for children with developmental coordination disorder. Canadian Journal of ccupational Therapy. Vol, 79, no. 1, pp MULTI-HEALTH SYSTEMS INC Beery VMI 6 th Edition [online]. [viewed 29 August 2014]. Available from: NHS QUALITY IMPRVEMENT SCTLAND Developmental Coordination Disorder [online]. Edinburgh: Queen Margaret University/Alliance. [viewed 21 August 2014]. Available from: PHELAN, S.K. and KINSELLA, E.A ccupation and Identity: Perspectives of Children with Disabilities and their parents. Journal of ccupational Science. Vol.21, no.3, pp PULSEN, A.A., ZIVIANI, J.M., JHNSN, H. and CUSKELLY, M Loneliness and life satisfaction of boys with developmental coordination disorder: The impact of leisure participation and perceived freedom in leisure. Human Movement Science [online]. March, vol, 27, pp [viewed 12 April 2014]. Available from:

15 Reference/Bibliography: READ, L. and BRUNDLE, C ccupational therapy for children in mainstream schools: A school based model of delivery. Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. SAVE THE CHILDREN Child Poverty in Scotland: The Facts [online]. Scotland: Save the Children. [viewed 26 August 2014]. Available from: THE CLLEGE F CCUPATINAL THERAPISTS AND THE NATINAL ASSCIATIN F PAEDIATRIC CCUPATINAL THERAPISTS., Doubly Disadvantaged: Report of a Survey on Waiting Lists and Waiting Times for ccupational Therapy Services for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. London: College of ccupational Therapists. THE SCTTISH GVERNMENT., A guide to Getting It Right For Every Child [online]. [viewed 31 August 2014]. Available from: THE SCTTISH GVERNMENT The Curriculum in Scotland [online]. [viewed 26 August 2014]. Available from: UNIVERSITY F CAMBRIDGE The Psychometrics Centre: Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement ABC) [online]. [viewed 29 August 2014]. Available from: WILCCK, A.A. and TWNSEND, E ccupational Justice: ccupational Terminology interactive dialogue. Journal of ccupational Science. Vol.7, no.2, pp WILSN, P.H Practitioner Review: Approaches to assessment and treatment of children with DCD: an evaluative review. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Vol.46, no.8, pp WRLD HEALTH RGANISATIN International Classification of Diseases 10 Version 2010 F82. World Health rganisation [online]. [viewed 12 April 2014]. Available from:

16 Contact Details Karen Page Level 4 ccupational Therapy student Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

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