A Mother's Occupation - OT01

A Mother's Occupation

OT for Mothers with Hard-to-Parent Children

by Rondalyn Varney Whitney, PhD, OT/L and Debora A Davidson, PhD, OTR/l
(4.3 / 769 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Mothers of children who often exhibit challenging behavior due to neurodevelopmental or psychiatric conditions experience occupational frustration and social isolation. Occupational therapists providing service to children with such problems must also address the needs of their mothers, and provide holistic and effective service. Researchers have studied the lives of these parents and have provided practical solutions for evaluation and intervention from an occupational therapy perspective.


The goal of this occupational therapy for mothers continuing education program is to explain why, when treating pediatric clients with mental health disorders, an occupational therapy evaluation and intervention should include the occupations embedded in the role of mother. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify why addressing the needs of mothers is essential to the progress of children in treatment
  • Use the Occupational Profile as a critical element in the evaluation and intervention process for pediatric occupational therapy
  • Apply the new Occupational Therapy Practice Framework to support greater normalizing routines, habits and rituals for mothers of hard-to-parent children
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Domain 1: Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
Process 2: Occupational Profile
Process 3: Therapeutic Use of Self

Accreditation Information
Relias LLC, is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Provider #4000. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 1/20/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/26/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/26/2016

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Zoe S - Selden, NY  ·  Nov 08, 2019
A good reminder to take into account when working with families.
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Amy C - Hawesville, KY  ·  Oct 14, 2019
Great course! I just wish it had been free of charge or available at a lower cost for those who could not purchase the non-member CE subscription.
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Tierney H - Brooklyn, NY  ·  Sep 27, 2019
This course was informative regarding the mother's occupation as a caregiver to their children.
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Michele R - Belle Harbor , NY  ·  Sep 27, 2019
Helpful and effective
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Rebecca D - Alpharetta, GA  ·  Aug 29, 2019
Well written and useful information
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Price: $19.00
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