Parental views regarding seating and participation for young children with cerebral palsy

Jennifer Bolas, Paul Boyle

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Abstract

Aim: To explore the views of parents regarding seating for children with cerebral palsy. Method: Two interviews with parents were conducted. These were transcribed verbatim and thematic analysis was conducted. Findings: This small study outlines three themes: ‘the importance of seating', ‘seating and participation', and ‘the parental role in supporting participation'. Conclusion: The parents in this study viewed seating as beneficial to support participation by enhancing energy conservation and promoting upper limb use. Barriers may relate to equipment provision and poor community access and parents may perceive themselves to play a role in overcoming barriers by adopting an advocacy role.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-265
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2017

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention on 11/05/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/19411243.2017.1325814

Keywords

  • Cerebral palsy
  • occupational therapy
  • participation

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