Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Impact of Health Literacy on Early Intervention (EI) Access and Utilization: A Scoping Review
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions, Charlestown, MA, USA
  • Spaulding Cape Cod, East Sandwich, MA, USA
Article Information
Early Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Impact of Health Literacy on Early Intervention (EI) Access and Utilization: A Scoping Review
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510280. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3121
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510280. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO3121
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

This scoping review found 27 articles relating health literacy to EI. Analysis resulted in multiple themes, including a need for training to improve communication skills of EI providers, revision of written EI materials needed to increase effectiveness, and recommendations for making the EI system more accessible. Use of health-literacy principles by OT practitioners working in EI programs could improve access, utilization, and child outcomes for families.

Primary Author and Speaker: Catherine Leslie

Additional Authors and Speakers: Jillian Crehan