Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
What Families Do Together: An Examination of Family Occupations Affording Family Connection and Identity Cultivation
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
What Families Do Together: An Examination of Family Occupations Affording Family Connection and Identity Cultivation
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505214. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9116
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505214. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9116
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

In this descriptive qualitative study, 42 families raising children with and without disabilities or chronic health conditions shared the family occupations that promoted family connection and identity. Findings include family occupation types and attributes and examine the similarities and differences among family groups. These data offer valuable practice considerations that transcend decontextualized, individualistic recommendations in order to prioritize family participation needs.

Primary Author and Speaker: Sarah Smith

Additional Authors and Speakers: Amanda Melanson