Early Childhood (birth - 6 years)
For occupational therapists specializing in pediatric care, there is no argument to be made about the relevance of the occupational perspective in nurturing client outcomes at this developmental stage. The evidence pertaining to early intervention for child development and sensory processing abound, and the value of the occupational therapy profession is well established in the literature.
In an effort to reinforce the importance of the life-course approach and the cumulative nature of variables impacting health and wellness, this section will explore the unique implications of in utero influences, the developing female brain, the growing female body, and sociocultural expectations and circumstances that female children succumb to during the age range of Early Childhood.
BUILDING THE FEMALE BRAIN & BODY
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