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Research Article  |   August 1982
Making Videotapes: An Activity for Hospitalized Adolescents
Author Affiliations
  • Neil Goldstein, M.A., is a television and film producer, formerly Director of Instructional Technology at the University Affiliated Program of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California
  • Tom Collins, M.A., is Director of the Child Life Department at Oakland Childrens Medical Center, Oakland, California; and formerly, Patient Activity Specialist, Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Features
Research Article   |   August 1982
Making Videotapes: An Activity for Hospitalized Adolescents
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1982, Vol. 36, 530-533. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.8.530
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1982, Vol. 36, 530-533. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.8.530
Abstract

An activities specialist, an instructional technologist, and an occupational therapist developed a videotape program for hospitalized adolescents. The goals of the program were to provide clients with an opportunity to use the videotape medium creatively, to promote communication between staff and clients, and to facilitate each client’s mastery of some aspect of the health care experience. The program was initially implemented on a 30-bed adolescent inpatient unit of a pediatric hospital. Later, with little modification, the program was implemented with an outpatient adolescent group of 6 developmentally disabled young male adults whose antisocial behavior had resulted in contact with the penal system.