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A Day in the Life

Review prior to meeting with family: Structured family interview

Goals & Objectives


To observe child with developmental disabilities in naturalistic environments including home and school settings.


Residents will observe one preselected child with a significant developmental disability in their home and/or school to understand the interventions they receive and the impact of their disability on their functioning in multiple settings.


To obtain greater knowledge about the impact of raising a child with serious developmental disabilities on a family and siblings.


Residents will conduct a home visit and interview parents using a standardized questionnaire that explores the multiple ways raising a child with developmental disabilities can impact upon family functioning.

Satisfying these goals and objectives will improve core competencies in:

  • System Based Practice
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Patient Care