Irma Pereira, Francine Seruya; Collaborating With Parents in Early Intervention: OTs’ Perspectives on Engaging Parents in Early Intervention (EI). Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411515377. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7118
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Date Presented 03/28/20
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the perceptions of OTs working in EI, regarding their understanding and implementation of family-centered practices (FCP). Nine participants shared their descriptive accounts in working with families. Four themes emerged identifying areas affecting the delivery of FCP by OTPs: confusion, insecurity, multiple roles, and systemic issues. Results highlight the need for training on FCP and in addressing systemic issues.
Primary Author and Speaker: Irma Pereira
Contributing Authors: Francine Seruya
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