Providing services in community based settings is important when applying the principles of oocupational therapy. The occupational therapist is concerned with the daily life of the client - only community settings truly reflect daily life. When children are clients, occupational therapists must recognize the community that surrounds them - parents, siblings, friends, teachers, etc. This book focuses on best practice occupational therapy within the context of this wider community. Best practices are a professional's decisions and actions based on knowledge and evidence that reflect the most current and innovative ideas available. The text addresses the best practice philosophy for community services for children and families. Chapters cover the structure of best practice programmes, clinical reasoning for best practice services, using conceptual frameworks and practice models, the best practice occupational therapy assessment, designing services for children and families, and proper documentation. Case studies are also included for applying best practices in early intervention and public school services.