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Adaptation Interventions to Promote Participation in Natural Settings

Campbell, Philippa H. PhD; Milbourne, Suzanne PhD; Wilcox, M. Jeanne PhD

doi: 10.1097/01.IYC.0000314481.16464.75
ISEI Article

Children's participation in everyday activities and routines in home and community settings is an important focus of services for infants and young children with disabilities. Data indicate that assistive technology (AT) is not widely used nor do early intervention service providers report frequent use of AT devices with infant-toddlers. Adaptation interventions combine environmental accommodations and AT in ways that promote children's participation in activities and routines and provide functional skill-building learning opportunities. A decision-making process for planning and implementing adaptation interventions is outlined with examples of strategies and formats that service providers can use to create successful interventions for infants and young children.

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Drs Campbell and Milbourne); and Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University, Tempe (Dr Wilcox).

Corresponding Author: Philippa H. Campbell, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University, 130 South 9th St, Suite 526, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (

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