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Travel is a complex occupation that involves interactions between body function, activity participation, and the environment. For families traveling with a physically disabled child this occupation becomes even more complex. The available literature on the lived experiences of these families is significantly limited. This project aims to determine participants’ experiences of commercial airline travel with a child who has a physical disability. Through the participants experiences, barriers and needs of this population can be identified. Through identification of barriers, the needs of this population are highlighted as well as ways they can be supported and advocated for.
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Travel, Children with Disabilities, Occupational Therapy, Airplanes
Medical Subject Headings
Travel, Air Travel, Airplanes, Disabled Children, Occupational Therapy
Aviation Safety and Security | Occupational Therapy | Patient Safety | Social Justice
Adams, D., Park, K., & MacDermott, S. (2022, April 14). Understanding Travel for Families with a Physically Disabled Child through the Occupational Therapy Lens. Poster presented at the Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, University of St Augustine for Health Sciences. Retrieved from https://soar.usa.edu/otdcapstones-spring2022/17