Community Occupational Therapy with Mentally Handicapped Adults

  • Authors
  • Debbie Isaac

Part of the Therapy in Practice Series book series (TPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Debbie Isaac
    Pages 17-43
  3. Debbie Isaac
    Pages 44-54
  4. Debbie Isaac
    Pages 55-90
  5. Debbie Isaac
    Pages 91-115
  6. Debbie Isaac
    Pages 143-178
  7. Debbie Isaac
    Pages 179-199
  8. Debbie Isaac
    Pages 200-218
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 219-275

About this book


The philosophy of normalization and promotion of the plight of children and adults with mental handicaps has drawn more public attention in recent years. Governments in a number of countries have embarked upon policies involving the dosure of institutions, move­ ment of people with mental handicaps back into the community, and development of community-orientated programmes, although their reasons for this may be economically, rather than ideologically, motivated. Occupational therapists have moved into the community, along with other health professionals, in order to set up community services for people with mental handicaps. My own experience of working in a multidisciplinary team in Central London for 2V2 years, helping adults with mental handicaps to move out of an institution, has been a source of motivation to write this book. The amount of written material available on the occupational therapy approach to re settlement and de­ institutionalization is limited, in comparison with the massive amount of information written by, and for, other practitioners. Additionally, the number of texts written by and for occupational therapists with this dient group are few. Despite excellent support from OT colleagues, I experienced considerable frustration trying to define and perform my role, not helped by a shortage of texts to draw on.


Motivation attention occupational therapy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-32720-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3344-7
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