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OT16 Cultural Perspective: Use of the Kawa Model for Families Raising Children With Disabilities
Cultural Perspective: Use of the Kawa Model for Families Raising Children With Disabilities
Author: Rondalyn Whitney, OT, PhD
The goal of this program on the Kawa Model is to present occupational therapists and other healthcare practitioners with an Eastern philosophy of client and family management, operationalized through an occupational therapy theory in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric psychopathology. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Describe the Kawa Model developed by Michael Iwama and the application to occupational therapy practice with children and families.
- Explore systems-oriented concepts in treatment that promote greater and more durable health, wellness and the capacity for resilience.
- Identify treatment strategies that are aligned both with the Kawa Model as well as the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework.