Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
General Education Teachers’ Perspectives on Collaboration With OTs in the School Setting
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, USA
  • Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, USA
  • Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, USA
  • Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, USA
Article Information
School-Based Practice / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
General Education Teachers’ Perspectives on Collaboration With OTs in the School Setting
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505143. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5124
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505143. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO5124
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

Collaboration between teachers and OTs improves student performance and promotes positive student outcomes in school-based OT (Kennedy and Stewart, 2012). Collaboration with OTs was valued by 85.1% of respondents, and 62% of respondents considered OT’s goal in the schools to be focused on fine motor skills. This survey shows that general education teachers value collaboration with OTs but do not fully understand the role of OT, which may limit the effectiveness of collaboration.

Primary Author and Speaker: Erin Bradley

Contributing Authors: Elizabeth Hassett, Antonio Mazza, Gifty Abraham