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Research Article  |   September 1982
A Program for Parents of Children with Sensory Integrative Dysfunction
Author Affiliations
  • Barbara Friedman, M.A., OTR/L, was an occupational therapist at Olive View Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, during this study. She currently resides in Oberlin, Ohio
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Research Article   |   September 1982
A Program for Parents of Children with Sensory Integrative Dysfunction
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September 1982, Vol. 36, 586-589. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.9.586
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September 1982, Vol. 36, 586-589. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.9.586
Abstract

The pilot parent program described in this article is based on literature that suggested greater parental acceptance of a child would help the child make gains in self-esteem. Six parents of children with sensory integrative dysfunction were seen individually for 6 weeks in order to enhance the parents’ understanding of their children’s sensory integrative problems and to discuss ways to help build their child’s self-esteem. Using the Porter Parental Acceptance Scale as a pre- and post- program measure, the results were not significant; however, the parents’ subjective evaluations indicated that the program helped them to increase their understanding of their children’s problems and improved their ability to relate constructively to their children.