Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Collaborating With Parents in Early Intervention: OTs’ Perspectives on Engaging Parents in Early Intervention (EI)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Quinnipiac University, North Haven, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, North Haven, CT, USA
Article Information
Early Intervention / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Collaborating With Parents in Early Intervention: OTs’ Perspectives on Engaging Parents in Early Intervention (EI)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515377. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7118
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515377. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7118
Abstract

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