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
OnCourse Learning is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (provider # FBN 50-1489).
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