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Research Article  |   January 1988
Pediatric Occupational Therapy in the Home
Author Affiliations
  • Jim Hinojosa, MA, OTR, FAOTA, is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy, State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York 11203-9967
  • Jill Anderson, MS, OTR, is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, State University of New York
  • Carrie Strauch, OTR, is in private practice in New York, New York
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Features
Research Article   |   January 1988
Pediatric Occupational Therapy in the Home
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 1988, Vol. 42, 17-22. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.1.17
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 1988, Vol. 42, 17-22. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.1.17
Abstract

This article discusses the challenges and implications for pediatric practice in the home. Pediatric occupational therapists are moving the treatment setting from the clinic to the home. Working within the home environment requires occupational therapists to adapt their roles, functions, and treatment styles. Intervention frequently involves practical and relevant treatment, using activities and objects from the child’s world. Thus, functional goals may be more realistically achieved in the child’s living environment. Involvement with family members also offers opportunities to develop collaborative relationships with parents and, therefore, to integrate the intervention program into the child’s home life.