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Research Article  |   July 1984
Parents and Therapists in a Professional Partnership
Author Affiliations
  • Jill Anderson, MS, OTR, is Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, State University of New York, Downstate Medial Center, Brooklyn, New York 11203
  • Jim Hinojosa, MA, OTR, FAOTA, is Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York 11203
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Learning Disabilities / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Features
Research Article   |   July 1984
Parents and Therapists in a Professional Partnership
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1984, Vol. 38, 452-461. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.7.452
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1984, Vol. 38, 452-461. doi:10.5014/ajot.38.7.452
Abstract

Based on a review of the literature, occupational therapy intervention with parents of handicapped children is presented. Normal conflicts in raising a child, parent responses to the diagnosis of disability, and stage-related parent reactions are examined to help understand the issues of parenting a developmentally or learning disabled child. The development of a collaborative relationship between the occupational therapist and parents is stressed. Selected methods of evaluation and strategies for occupational therapy intervention are described with a focus on the use of activities with parents.