Therapeutic play and maintaining hope in the infant child.

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Objectives of this chapter
1. describe key developmental tasks and transitions in infancy.
2. explain attachment in relation to the infant-parent relationship and development across the lifespan.
3. identify key aspects of care which will support optimal development and successful transitions in infancy.
4. consider therapeutic play approaches to enhance infant-parent relationships including how to support parents to recognise and respond to normal behaviours and development in their infant.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrating Therapeutic Play into Nursing and Allied Health Care
EditorsJudi Parson, Belinda Dean and Natalie Hadiprodjo
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland
Publication statusAccepted/In press - May 2022
Externally publishedYes


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