Title of Work
Role of Occupational Therapy in Pediatric Primary Care: Promoting Childhood Development
Occupational therapy practitioners have the opportunity to promote development for all children as new service delivery models are established for pediatric primary care. Three action steps are identified: (1) advocacy for legislation that requires developmental screening and surveillance, (2) support of culturally responsive developmental monitoring, and (3) building evidence for occupational therapy in primary care settings. This article describes the role of occupational therapy practitioners on pediatric interprofessional teams in encouraging family capacity within the scope of health promotion and universal developmental monitoring.
Riley, Bonnie and de Sam Lazaro, Stephanie, "Role of Occupational Therapy in Pediatric Primary Care: Promoting Childhood Development" (2021). Occupational Therapy Faculty Scholarship. 140.