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Case Report  |   September 2005
Therapists I Have Known and (Mostly) Loved
Author Affiliations
  • Roberta L. Paikoff Holzmueller, PhD, is Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for Juvenile Research, Department of Psychiatry, 1747 West Roosevelt Street, Room 256, Chicago, Illinois 60612; birdy@uic.edu
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Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Departments / Case Report
Case Report   |   September 2005
Therapists I Have Known and (Mostly) Loved
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September/October 2005, Vol. 59, 580-587. doi:10.5014/ajot.59.5.580
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September/October 2005, Vol. 59, 580-587. doi:10.5014/ajot.59.5.580
Abstract

This manuscript embeds the author’s firsthand experiences with pediatric occupational therapy with her expertise as a developmental psychologist interested in families and their collaborations with service professionals. The author’s own experiences are used to illustrate points made in literature regarding parent–professional collaborations, as well as points made in interviews of other parents of young children with special needs. It is hoped that the article can serve as a “starting off” point for discussions and partnership building between pediatric occupational therapists and the children and families they serve.