Amber Pierce, Lisa Griggs-Stapleton, and Elizabeth McBride
Gravitational insecurity impacts 15-21% of children with sensory processing disorder, yet little to no research is available on the topic. Therefore, a program was created to provide education to therapists and therapy students in order to better provide education on the topic to others.
The Role of Occupational Therapy Practitioners in the Care of Pets and Animals: A Guide to Aging in Place with Pets and Animals
Blake Randell, Mary Jan Greer, and Sherry Pidgeon
This capstone project explored the role of occupational therapy practitioners in the care of pets and animals among older adults which has been referred to as the forgotten instrumental activity of daily living (or IADL) for this population. A needs assessment was conducted to determine how to provide facilitators and remove barriers or hindrances to occupational performance in the care of pets and animals among a group of older adults (with a variety of disability- and non-disability-related needs) in independent living communities. This needs assessment identified compounding health disparities of physical and/or cognitive impairments and lack of financial and necessary resources in the care of pets and animals among older adults. Occupation-based strategies were implemented to ameliorate aging in place with pets and animals in the form of a resource guide and an in-service and were shared with necessary stakeholders.
This collection of SOAR@USA includes the poster presentations from the Spring 2023 Virtual OTD Capstone Symposium, held online at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, August 2-14, 2023. The posters present the work done by graduating students in their OTD capstone project.
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