Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
OT Students’ Perceptions of Diversity and Inclusion
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
OT Students’ Perceptions of Diversity and Inclusion
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510276. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6028
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510276. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6028
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

Limited diversity among OT students and practitioners has been identified as a problem for the future of the profession. This study reports results of a survey of perceptions of diversity and inclusion among OT students. Findings indicate that students who represent diversity may trust program policies and practices significantly less than nondiverse students. Programs should work to improve inclusion and engagement among all students.

Primary Author and Speaker: Carole Dennis

Additional Authors and Speakers: Amber Edwards, Mara Erb, Katherine Głuszek, Elizabeth McIlroy, Mollie Marko