Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Collaboration, the Elusive Phenomenon: Perceptions of OTs in the School Setting
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Mercy College, New York, NY, USA
Article Information
School-Based Practice / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Collaboration, the Elusive Phenomenon: Perceptions of OTs in the School Setting
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505134. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3315
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505134. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3315
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

A qualitative, phenomenological approach explored OTs’ perceptions of interprofessional collaboration in schools in the United States. Semistructured interviews with 11 participants from all US regions yielded five themes: collaboration is elusive, time is a barrier, administrative support is key, trust yields success, and collaboration is a personal choice. Implications include finding consistent language to define collaboration and the need for continuing education to adopt a collaborative model.

Primary Author and Speaker: Erin Rose

Additional Authors and Speakers: Francine Seruya