Abstract

The pilot parent program described in this article is based on literature that suggested greater parental acceptance of a child would help the child make gains in self-esteem. Six parents of children with sensory integrative dysfunction were seen individually for 6 weeks in order to enhance the parents’ understanding of their children’s sensory integrative problems and to discuss ways to help build their child’s self-esteem. Using the Porter Parental Acceptance Scale as a pre- and post- program measure, the results were not significant; however, the parents’ subjective evaluations indicated that the program helped them to increase their understanding of their children’s problems and improved their ability to relate constructively to their children.

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