Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Exploration of Challenging Behaviors in Pediatric OT
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Exploration of Challenging Behaviors in Pediatric OT
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505175. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7131
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505175. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7131
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

When children receive OT, they are expected to willingly engage in tasks that are difficult. This is often not the case. This research surveyed OTs nationwide to examine the impact of challenging behaviors on a child’s therapy participation. Results indicated that children primarily exhibit behaviors to escape the demands of therapy, with therapists expressing safety concerns, lost time, and frustration. Knowledge and feasibility of an evidence-based behavioral intervention were also explored.

Primary Author and Speaker: Sandra Brown

Additional Authors and Speakers: Claire Cote, Ashley Mills, Brooke Page, Sheila Norris, Brooke Whitley