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The transition period from high school to postsecondary education has been shown to be a difficult time for youth, especially those with disabilities. The use of occupational therapists in transition services can positively affect a student's ability to attend postsecondary education. Guidance and support are necessary to teach these individuals life skills needed for future success in the transition to postsecondary education. This capstone project aims to assess the needs of students at the Winston school to identify occupational limitations in the area of life skills. Through identification of problem areas, a detailed program was created and implemented to meet the needs of this population during this difficult transition.

Publication Date

Summer 8-14-2020


University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Medical Subject Headings

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy, Students, Schools, Adolescents, Disabled Persons, Achievement


Occupational Therapy


Poster presented at the Summer 2020 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on August 14, 2020.

Occupational Therapist’s Role in Addressing Transition Support through Life Skills