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									  Occupational Therapy Evidence in Practice for                                    Developental Dyspraxias and Related Motor
  Mental Health (2006)                                                             Disorders: Neural Substrates and Assessment
  Cathy Long and Janet Cronin-Davis (Eds.)
  Blackwell Publishing Ltd.                                                        Charles Njiokiktjien
  9600 Garsington Road                                                             Suyi Publications
  Oxford, OX4 2DQ, UK                                                              Honthorststraat 4, NL-1071 DD
  196 pages; 26.99 pounds                                                          Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  ISBN: 978-1-4051-4666-1                                                          290 pages; 80 Euros
                                                                                   ISBN: 978-90-72008-10-7
  Occupational Therapy Evidence in Practice for Mental Health
  responds to a request from newly qualified occupational therapists               Dr. Njiokiktjien, a well-known neuro-pediatrician, provides a text
  working in mental health in Great Britain who identified a need to               for neuropsychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists,
  develop their skills and knowledge beyond the entry level. It is also            and other professionals who diagnose and treat children with
  directed to occupational therapy students to facilitate learning                 motor disorders and who need information on brain, behaviour,
  about the role and practice of occupational therapy in mental                    learning and motor function. A framework to enhance team work
  health. The focus for both audiences is the application of empirical             and facilitate clinical reasoning within a practical clinic context is
  evidence in practice including the process of identifying and                    provided. There are four chapters, a short glossary, and over 500
  evaluating available options particularly when evidence is scarce,               references. It is well-organized with a network structure to define
  which is often the case in mental health.                                        chapter, section, subsection and notes. Text occupies two-thirds of
       The contributors to this book point the reader to available                 each page with extensive, additional information notes on the
  evidence and offer suggestions for use. The concept of hierarchies               remainder.
  of evidence is explained in the introductory chapter and when no                       Global diagnostic terms (such as developmental coordination
  or lower level evidence exists, theoretical frameworks, practice                 disorder) are described and motor disorders and functioning clas-
  models, guidelines and values underpin the process of assessing,                 sified in categories of elementary motor function, sensorimotor
  planning and implementing effective occupational therapy are                     function, bimanual dyscoordination, laterality, kinesis, and the
  included. It is this latter aspect that makes this book of relevance             postural, ideomotor, ideational, constructive, and speech dysprax-
  to experienced occupational therapists no matter their area of                   ias. An extensive neurological history taking and a 'bodycognitive
  practice. The existence of multi or interdisciplinary teams is al
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