A review of play and play assessment used in occupational therapy
journal contributionposted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by Karen StagnittiKaren Stagnitti
In occupational therapy play is regarded as important in itself. This view has been influenced by occupational science and the assumption that play is a child's primary occupation. To reflect this change in the view of play, assessments of play are now being developed which focus on aspects of behaviour which are unique to play. As a result of this work on play, play training programs have been developed which focus on teaching children how to play.