Essay about An Interview With A Parent Of A Preschool Aged Child

1353 Words Apr 10th, 2016 6 Pages
Conducting my interviews between a person with a disability, a retired person, a parent of a preschool aged child, an adolescent, I found that there are many differences between what they consider a meaningful activity. The occupations of these four different people are centered on what is important in their point of their life. These differences show that throughout one’s lifespan, your priorities and how you spend your life are destined to change. I first conducted an interview with a female with a disability named Liz. She was born with Spina bifida and has been adapting to it her whole life. She is able to functionally walk with splints and has a normally developed cognitive functioning. She is a college student and is able to do the majority of her occupations independently. Starting with her ADLs, she talked about how her limited motion and minimal feeling in her legs make self-care more challenging. She is able to shower with certain accommodations including a shower chair and handrails for her stability. She notes that brushing her hair, teeth, and putting make up on isn’t a problem for her. She explains that the ADL’s that use her lower extremities like getting dressed, squatting down to sit on the toilet, and her mobility do take a little longer than most individuals her age. Her pace is slower in completing her ADL’s because she doesn’t have feelings in her legs and it’s hard to move at a faster pace. I believe that because Liz is disabled and knows how difficult…

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