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Prenatal Cocaine Exposure and Mother–Infant Interaction: Implications for Occupational Therapy Intervention
American Journal of Occupational Therapy
  • Heather Miller-Kuhaneck, Sacred Heart University
Document Type
Peer-Reviewed Article
Publication Date
2-1-1997
Abstract
The literature from multiple disciplines on in utero cocaine exposure and mother–infant interaction and attachment was examined for possible relationships and implications for occupational therapists. Maternal cocaine use and neurobehavioral deficits in neonates prenatally exposed to cocaine may result in interactional difficulties between mother and infant. Knowledge of child development, sensory regulation, and infant cues will enable therapists to assist the mother in creating positive interactive experiences between herself and her child.
DOI
10.5014/ajot.51.2.119
Pages
119-131
Citation Information

Miller-Kuhaneck, H. (1997). Prenatal cocaine exposure and mother–infant interaction: Implications for occupational therapy intervention. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 51(2), 119-131. doi: 10.5014/ajot.51.2.119 doi: