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Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Scholarly Reflections on the State of the Profession’s Embrace of Disability Studies
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Pacific University, Hillsboro, OR, USA
  • Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL, USA
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Multidisciplinary Practice / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Basic Research
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
Scholarly Reflections on the State of the Profession’s Embrace of Disability Studies
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505169. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP304A
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505169. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP304A
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

A 2005 special issue of the American Journal of OT was dedicated to the growing influence of disability studies on the profession. Authors from this journal reflected upon how shifting perspectives of disability might inform future research and intervention design. This study sought out these authors to explore their current perspectives on disability studies within the profession using thematic analysis to understand if or how suggestions and recommendations from the 2005 manuscript have been attended to.

Primary Author and Speaker: Laura VanPuymbrouck

Additional Authors and Speakers: Alisa Sheth, Jenna Heffron, Jacqueline Kish, Lisa Mahaffey

Contributing Authors: Danbi Lee