Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Effectiveness of a Functional Literacy Program for Sheltered Homeless Adults: A Two-Group Controlled Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Article Information
Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Effectiveness of a Functional Literacy Program for Sheltered Homeless Adults: A Two-Group Controlled Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520469. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2512
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520469. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2512
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

Functional literacy is the ability to interpret written words to carry out instrumental activities of daily living, including money and health management, public transportation use, and meal preparation. This study demonstrated that a functional literacy program, embedded in community-based daily activities, could enhance the occupational participation of a group of sheltered homeless adults. OT practitioners can address functional literacy in similar clients with poor literacy skills resulting from disability.

Primary Author and Speaker: Sharon Gutman

Additional Authors and Speakers: Lenin Grajo, Hannah Gelb, Katie Langan, Karen Marx, Devon Paciello, Christie Santana, Ashley Sgandurra, Krysti Teng