Research Platform
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Pathways and Resources for Engagement and Participation (PREP): Improving the Participation of Youth With Disabilities in Community-Based Occupations
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • CanChild (McMaster University), Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Conestoga College, Kitchener, ON, Canada
  • McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Avery Information Services, Ltd, Orillia, ON, Canada
  • McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Prevention and Intervention
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
Pathways and Resources for Engagement and Participation (PREP): Improving the Participation of Youth With Disabilities in Community-Based Occupations
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515320. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP101B
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515320. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP101B
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

This study demonstrates the effectiveness of a novel, client-centered OT intervention, named PREP, for improving the participation of youth with disabilities. By removing environmental barriers, OTs enabled 28 youth to successfully take part in the activities they identified, such as shopping with friends, riding a bike, and joining a glee club. These findings support a shift toward community-based ecological practices that occur in real-life situations.

Primary Author and Speaker: Dana Anaby

Additional Authors and Speakers: Rachel Teplicky, Laura Turner

Contributing Authors: Mary Law, Lisa Avery, Annette Majnemer, Debbie Feldman