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Home adaptations for persons with chronic disabilities: an educational model

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Author: Levine, R. E., Gitlin, L. N.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1990


This paper offers a method by which to train students in the provision of culturally relevant, in-home environmental adaptations for persons with chronic disabilities. On the basis of a theoretical framework, the student therapist learns about the client's life-style and offers adaptations that evolve from a collaborative problem-solving process. The training process has been developed and refined over a 3-year period. A case study illustrates the student's application of theory and practice and the outcome for the client of this service provision approach.

Further Details

Full Title: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy
Pages: 923-9
Volume: 44
Issue: 10
Accession Number: December, 2010
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 12/07/2013
Keywords: mobilitymodificationcommunity health servicesoccupational therapy educationPhsyical environment
Reads: 137