Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Relationships Between OT Students’ Understandings of Disability and Disability Attitudes
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA
  • The Council on Quality and Leadership, Townson, MD, USA
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Relationships Between OT Students’ Understandings of Disability and Disability Attitudes
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505214. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8023
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505214. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8023
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

This presentation describes the findings of a study exploring incoming OT graduate students’ understandings of disability and their implicit (unconscious) and explicit (conscious) attitudes toward it. The presentation will explore how students’ attitudes toward disability may be influenced by curriculum design, with discussion of strategies educators might incorporate to support or challenge their conceptual underpinnings of disability and its causes.

Primary Author and Speaker: Laura VanPuymbrouck

Contributing Authors: Carli Friedman