A Mother's Occupation - OT01

A Mother's Occupation

OT for Mothers with Hard-to-Parent Children

by Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L
(4.3 / 793 ratings )

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

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


“Mental disorders among children are described as serious changes in the way children typically learn, behave, or handle their emotions, which cause distress and problems getting through the day.”1 It is highly recommended that the mothers of a child or adolescent with a mental health disorder be as involved in the treatment as possible.2
The content in this course is applicable to occupational therapy professionals.


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 or whomever serves as the primary caregiver. After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Identify why addressing the needs of mothers is essential to the progress of children in treatment.
  • Verbalize how using an Occupational Profile is 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: Introductory
Instructional Method: Online Course — Narrative
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation
Domain of OT: Client Factors
OT Process: Evaluation

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.
Relias LLC reports completions to the following states utilizing CEBroker: AL, AZ, GA, FL, LA, MS, SC, TN (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 1/20/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/6/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/6/2022

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.

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Melissa L - Los Angeles, CA  ·  May 12, 2020
Thank you for this insightful course! I think it is especially valuable for occupational therapists who don't have children of their own and who therefore may overlook the occupational imbalance and deprivation many mothers experience when parenting a child with special needs.
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Blaine Z - FORT WORTH, TX  ·  May 06, 2020
This course was informative.
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Kelsey F - Crofton, NE  ·  Apr 01, 2020
this course gives a unique perspective on how the mental and physical health and well-being of a mother can have a great impact on the pediatric clients we are treating. Therefore, as OTs it is vital that we work together with both child and mother to ensure the best results for the children we treat.
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Makenna P - Austin, TX  ·  Mar 24, 2020
It provides a reminder and insight into the caregivers, specifically mothers, of children that are seen for services.
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Natasha G - Vestal, NY  ·  Mar 21, 2020
Presented something to think about as we make our home programs and goals with our pediatric patients.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50