Transition from early intervention to preschool special education services: Family-centered practice that promotes positive outcomes
Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools and Early Intervention, 2(2), 73- 83, April 2009
Mara C. Podvey, Ph.D., OTR
Department of Occupational Therapy
In this article, we propose that the values underlying Bronfenbrenner's bioecological model work in concordance with those of occupational therapy and can serve as a framework from which therapists in schools can work with families to ease the stresses of transitioning into preschool. We also provide recommendations that support use of family-centered practice by occupational therapists during this transition.