Ruth E. Levine, Laura N. Gitlin; Home Adaptations for Persons With Chronic Disabilities: An Educational Model. Am J Occup Ther 1990;44(10):923-929. doi: 10.5014/ajot.44.10.923.
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This paper offers a method by which to train students in the provision of culturally relevant, in-home environmental adaptations for persons with chronic disabilities. On the basis of a theoretical framework, the student therapist learns about the client’s life-style and offers adaptations that evolve from a collaborative problem-solving process. The training process has been developed and refined over a 3-year period. A case study illustrates the student’s application of theory and practice and the outcome for the client of this service provision approach.
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