This paper offers a method by which to train students in the provision of culturally relevant, in-home environmental adaptations for persons with chronic disabilities. On the basis of a theoretical framework, the student therapist learns about the client's life-style and offers adaptations that evolve from a collaborative problem-solving process. The training process has been developed and refined over a 3-year period. A case study illustrates the student's application of theory and practice and the outcome for the client of this service provision approach.
Recommended CitationLevine, Ruth E. and Giltin, Laura N., "Home adaptations for persons with chronic disabilities: an educational model." (1990). Department of Occupational Therapy Faculty Papers. Paper 57.