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Research Article  |   March 1991
Mothers’ Perceptions of Home Treatment Programs for Their Preschool Children With Cerebral Palsy
Author Affiliations
  • Jim Hinojosa, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, is Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Director of Advanced Graduate Programs, New York University, 35 West Fourth Street, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10003–2098
  • Jill Anderson, MS, OTR, is Occupational Therapy Supervisor, Step by Step Infant Development Center, New York, New York
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Research
Research Article   |   March 1991
Mothers’ Perceptions of Home Treatment Programs for Their Preschool Children With Cerebral Palsy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1991, Vol. 45, 273-279. doi:10.5014/ajot.45.3.273
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1991, Vol. 45, 273-279. doi:10.5014/ajot.45.3.273
Abstract

Data from 8 mothers of preschool children with cerebral palsy were collected through intensive interviews concerning their experience with home programs. The data were analyzed with qualitative techniques. Each mother had previously participated in or attempted to use a home treatment program with her child, but none was currently doing so. The mothers’ descriptions suggest that they selected activities that were do-able and that they could integrate into their daily routines and interactions. Some important characteristics of these activities were that they were enjoyable for the child and not stressful for the child, the mother, or the family.