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Sexual activity is the most neglected and unspoken about Activity of Daily Living (ADL) in occupational therapy clinical practice due to lack training on how to address it with clients. Addressing the Unspoken ADL is a professional development training, created to train occupational therapist on how to talk about and include sexuality into evaluations and intervention strategies when working with individuals with spinal cord injury. This poster presentation outlines the completed literature review and development and implementation of Addressing the Unspoken ADL: A Professional Development Training.

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University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Medical Subject Headings

Sexuality, Sexual Behavior, Spinal Cord Injuries, Occupational Therapy, Activities of Daily Living


Disability Studies | Neurology | Occupational Therapy


Poster presented at the Fall 2020 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, held online at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on December 11, 2020.


American Occupational Therapy Association [AOTA]. (2014) Occupational therapy practice framework: Domain & process (3rd ed.).

Cramp, J. D., Courtois, F. J., & Ditor, D. S. (2015). Sexuality for women with spinal cord injury. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 41(3), 238–253.

Eglseder, K., & Webb, S. (2018). Sexual functioning in occupational education: A survey of programs. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT),6(3), 1–16.

McGrath, M., & Sakellariou, D. (2016). Why has so little progress been made in the practice of occupational therapy in relation to sexuality? American Journal of Occupational Therapy,70(1), 1–5.

Addressing the Unspoken ADL: A Professional Development Training