Graduation Date

Fall 11-7-2017

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

capstone

Degree Name

OTD

Department

Occupational Therapy

School

Rangos School of Health Sciences

Committee Chair

Jaime Muñoz

Committee Member

Whitney Miles

Committee Member

Christine Haworth

Keywords

occupational therapy, juvenile justice, at-risk youth, evaluation, case study

Abstract

Occupational therapy’s work with at-risk and adjudicated youth is a practice area currently possessing a limited base of evidence. One significant need in this body of literature is for examination of evidence-based evaluation practices. This project describes implementation and results of an evaluation protocol, Primary Occupations for Work and Employment Readiness (POWER), designed to elicit comprehensive occupational profiles from participants. POWER consists of five assessment tools, supplemented by clinical observations and program data. The assessments included are the Occupational Self-Assessment (OSA), Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool (MOHOST), Double OT (DOT), Kawa River Model, and Role Checklist Version 3 (RCV3). The data gathered from administration of the POWER assessment protocol has been analyzed and presented in this project as six occupational profile case studies, as well as discussion for continued strengthening of evidence-based practice in this area. Additionally, preliminary recommendations are discussed for future research into occupational therapy interventions and programming for the population of at-risk and adjudicated youth.

Language

English

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