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Subject/Keyword
Family Life
Routines
Accommodations
Balance
Ecocultural theory
Early Intervention
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Parakkal, Miriam
Supervisor and department
McConnell, David (Occupational Therapy)
Examining committee member and department
Rempel, Gwendolyn (Nursing)
Darrah, Johannah (Physical Therapy)
Department
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Specialization
Rehabilitation Science
Date accepted
2012-03-30T09:53:06Z
Graduation date
2012-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Background: Striking a balance between work and family care is a challenge for families today. More than 200,000 families in Canada have the additional demands that come with caring for a child with disability including implementing therapist-recommended goals and home programs. Aim: Underpinned by ecocultural theory, this study investigated 1) how parents juggle the demands of the daily routine, including early intervention (EI) and 2) the factors that influence the implementation of EI by parents Method: This study employed a narrative approach. Data were collected through in-depth narrative interviews with 12 families and a narrative and thematic analysis was completed. Results: Parents described accommodations, strategies, and trade-offs they made to fit intervention into their daily routines and to maneuver through the health and educational systems. Conclusion: Implementing EI can have significant personal and family costs. Careful assessment and consideration of family routines and stories is necessary for successful interventions.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3G11X
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