presented by Heather Kuhaneck
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Heather Kuhaneck, PhD, OTR/ L, FAOTA
Heather Kuhaneck, PhD OTR/L FAOTA, has practiced in pediatrics for over 25 years in rural and inner city schools, outpatient clinics specializing in OT using sensory integrative intervention, early intervention settings, inpatient settings, and privately in children’s homes. She currently is an associate professor at Sacred Heart University, teaching the pediatric content of the occupational…Read full bio
1. Using Principles of Family Centered Care in Practice
This chapter will define and describe family centered care practices and characteristics and relate them to occupational therapy practices. This chapter will be divided into specific sections that discuss ways to improve communication, assessment, and intervention. Specific areas of intervention that are outside the traditional OT role will be highlighted.
2. The Importance of Overcoming Barriers to Family Centered Practices
This chapter will support all of the suggestions made thus far with evidence from the literature and explain why it is important for occupational therapists to address common barriers to family centered practice.