Jim Hinojosa, Jill Anderson, Carrie Strauch; Pediatric Occupational Therapy in the Home. Am J Occup Ther 1988;42(1):17-22. doi: 10.5014/ajot.42.1.17.
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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.
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