Kling, A., Campbell, P. H., & Wilcox, J. (2010). Young children with physical disabilities: Caregiver perspectives on assistive technology. (external website) Infants & Young Children, 23(3), 169-183.
This study investigated the perspectives of caregivers of young children (average age 26 mo) with physical disabilities and noted the importance of using assistive technology and having early intervention providers who are knowledgeable and can provide training and support to families.
Hanna, K., & Rodger, S. (2002). Towards family-centred practice in paediatric occupational therapy: A review of the literature on parent-therapist collaboration. (external website, pdf) Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 49, 14-24.
This review of the literature addresses parent-therapist collaboration in the contexts of diversity, relationships, planning for intervention and service implementation.
Mahoney, G., Robinson, C., & Perales, F. (2004). Early Motor Intervention: The Need for New Treatment Paradigms. (external website, pdf) Infants & Young Children, 17(4), 291-300.
The authors of this article discuss recent study results and the larger context of literature related to treatment models for working with young children with motor impairments. According to the authors, recent study results indicated that contemporary approaches to treatment for this population are not meeting needs; this finding is consistent with current literature. The authors call for a renewed exploration of new treatment methods for working with infants and toddlers with motor disabilities.
Playtime for Children with Physical Disabilities (external website)
This article discusses the purpose of play, inclusion and adaptation, strategies for families, and play tips for ages newborn-1 year, 1-3 years, and 3-6 years.
Van Vlimmeren, L. A., Helders, P. J. M., Van Adrichem, & Engelbert, R. H. H. (2006, January). Torticollis and plagiocephaly in infancy: Therapeutic strategies. (external website, pdf) Pediatric Rehabilitation, 9(1), 40-46.
This study highlights different treatment strategies for some of the most common asymmetries in infancy. Physical therapy, orthotic devices, and surgery are discussed.