Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Identifying Gaps in OT Services in a Developing Country: Healthcare-Clinic Needs-Assessment in Rural Belize
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Article Information
Early Intervention / Health and Wellness / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Identifying Gaps in OT Services in a Developing Country: Healthcare-Clinic Needs-Assessment in Rural Belize
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510301. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8401
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510301. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8401
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Limited healthcare in Punta Gorda, Belize, and surrounding villages called for an assessment of needed OT services. Interviews were conducted remotely and with a free healthcare clinic. Four main themes emerged: (1) lack of early intervention, (2) barriers to accessing school for children with developmental disabilities, (3) high caregiver burden, and (4) lack of social-emotional care. Findings support the addition of OT to the available care in rural Belize.

Primary Author and Speaker: Kyra Barillier

Additional Authors and Speakers: Lisa Jaegers