Article excerpt

There is something of a developmental theme to the articles in this issue. With a focus on structuring for security Jones, Hocking, and Wright-St Clair consider the strategies parents use to support young children following a Traumatic Brain Injury. Then, Hessell, Hocking, and Graham Davies take us into an analysis of gymnastics and the factors that supported the participation of slightly older children with a Developmental Disorder. Authors of these articles advocate that the occupational therapy intervention process must take into account, the goals and perceptions of the people involved. This proves to be a dynamic process which balances the reality of life with dreams of striving for, and achieving, goals.

Moving on from children we have two articles with two different perspectives on supervision. Beginning with student supervision, Flood, Haslam, and Hocking suggest that a collaborative model is a constructive approach to student supervision as it offers a win-win situation for students and their supervisor during fieldwork placements. Then Herkt and Hocking share the findings of an investigation into the experience of participating in supervision from the viewpoint of the person being supervised. The final article written by Bone, Cheung, and Wade is the result of a collaborative process between practitioners from three different disciplines: psychology, psychiatry and occupational therapy. This article explores the effectiveness of using Dementia Care Mapping to assess the quality of interventions for older people with dementia who live in residential care. …


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