Children’s Sensory Experiences and Family Occupations Public Deposited

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  • Bagby, Molly A. S.
    • Affiliation: School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
  • This qualitative study employed a grounded theory approach to data analysis to discover what effect, if any, children's sensory experiences have on family occupations. A grounded theory approach was chosen because existing occupational therapy and occupational science literature does not provide a theory to account for the effect of children's sensory experiences on family occupations. Parents of 12 children were interviewed. Six of the children were typically developing and six children had autism. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and analyzed using open, axial, and selective coding techniques. Three themes were identified to explain how children's sensory experiences affect family occupations. Children's sensory experiences affect: (a) what a family chooses to do or not do; (b) how the family prepares; and (c) the extent to which experiences, meaning, and feelings are shared.
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  • ... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master in the Department of Allied Health Sciences (Division of Occupational Science).
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