Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Perceptions of Paraprofessionals Following Trainings in Providing Client-Centered Care
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Mental Health / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Perceptions of Paraprofessionals Following Trainings in Providing Client-Centered Care
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505244. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9208
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505244. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9208
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Individuals over the age of 21 with intellectual and developmental disabilities lack funding for skilled OT services. As a result, they are often cared for by paraprofessionals, and the individual’s participation in meaningful occupations declines. In this study, staff at an adult day center received two training sessions on providing client-centered care. Information gathered from this study supports the need for OT as a consultative resource for educating paraprofessionals.

Primary Author and Speaker: Anita Ross

Additional Authors and Speakers: Nicole Roberts, Lauren Morton