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This poster delves into a needs assessment done on the international community of adaptive surfers with spinal cord injuries to determine the interest in creating a pool-based program as a prerequisite for adaptive surfing. This was done through a survey which inquired about their experiences with learning how to adaptive surf, as well as important skills necessary for adaptive surfing. Results of the survey were used to inform curriculum design for an introduction to adaptive surfing pool program.

Publication Date

Spring 4-23-2020

Medical Subject Headings

Occupational Therapy, Spinal Cord Injuries, Sports, Needs Assessment


Occupational Therapy


Poster presented at the Spring 2020 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, April 23, 2020.


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Introduction to Adaptive Surfing: A Pool Program to Promote Engagement, Safety, and Confidence