Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Overcoming Obstacles: Healthcare Students With Disabilities on Fieldwork
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Overcoming Obstacles: Healthcare Students With Disabilities on Fieldwork
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505212. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9029
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505212. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9029
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

The Americans with Disabilities Act allowed for an increased number of individuals with disabilities seeking higher education in healthcare professions. Students may require accommodations to succeed. This research explores barriers fieldwork sites identified to working with students with disabilities. This research drives a conversation about inclusivity and reasonable accommodations on fieldwork, which aligns with the pillar of AOTA’s Vision 2025 addressing equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Primary Author and Speaker: Koreena Thompson

Additional Authors and Speakers: Danielle Clune, Lindsey Eckstein, Abigail Valenta

Contributing Authors: Theresa Delbert