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ERIC Number: EJ962091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0194-2638
Enabling Occupational Performance of Children through Coaching Parents: Three Case Reports
Graham, Fiona; Rodger, Sylvia; Ziviani, Jenny
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, v30 n1 p4-15 Feb 2010
This study explores the use of occupational performance coaching (OPC) with three parent-child dyads using descriptive case study methodology. OPC is a parent-directed intervention in which parents are coached to improve their own or their children's performance in home and community contexts. In this study, parent and child performance was examined using a pre-post intervention design with the key outcome measures being the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) and goal attainment scaling (GAS). Parent experiences of engaging with a therapist using OPC were explored through thematic analysis of interviews with parents after completing intervention. Themes relating to learning, changes at home, and the challenges and rewards of OPC emerged from interviews with parents. Results indicate that OPC may be a useful intervention for therapists seeking to achieve occupational performance outcomes with children and parents. Further research avenues are described. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Goal Attainment Scale