Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
It’s a Roller Coaster Ride! A Metaphorical Analysis of Effective OT in Child Mental-Health and Learning Disability
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Article Information
Learning Disabilities / Mental Health / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
It’s a Roller Coaster Ride! A Metaphorical Analysis of Effective OT in Child Mental-Health and Learning Disability
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520494. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8123
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411520494. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8123
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Interpretive phenomenological research gathered metaphors summarizing OTs lived experiences of effective OT. Data analysis identified themes of obstruction and flow; learning and growth; creative complexity; containment; and emotions and embodiment. The Rollercoaster Ride: a summative metaphor, encapsulates an occupational perspective of health. It aims to improve children’s participation by finding more effective interventions to address the negative impacts of emotional influences.

Primary Author and Speaker: Maria Avantaggiato-Quinn