Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Looking for the Signs: OTs’ Experiences With Deaf Culture
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA
Article Information
Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Looking for the Signs: OTs’ Experiences With Deaf Culture
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510311. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7321
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510311. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7321
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

This presentation synthesizes the experiences of four OTs who have provided services to Deaf clients. Themes from the data include diversity of communication methods, practice considerations, and strategies for seeking cultural knowledge. The clinical experiences included in this study offer the potential for improving the cultural relevance of OT services for the Deaf population, as well as sensitizing practitioners to the needs of other cultural groups.

Primary Author and Speaker: Kelsey Englerth

Contributing Authors: Carole Dennis, Shannon Scott