Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Let’s Work Together for Inclusion! A Musical Theater Program for Children
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Let’s Work Together for Inclusion! A Musical Theater Program for Children
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510272. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2129
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510272. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2129
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Inclusive community programs can have effects on the children who participate in them, their parents, and the community. This qualitative study analyzed the characteristics of an inclusive musical theater program, DreamCatchers, and the evolving of the behaviors and mind-sets of the children and their parents. This program had an overall positive effect on the children’s behaviors and creation of friendships, parents’ perceptions of their children’s abilities, and community perspective on disability.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jordan Goodwin

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kendall Byrge, Evalyn Estep, Tyler Smith

Contributing Authors: Amy Kurowski-Burt, Grace Lauzon