Graduation Date

Fall 11-8-2017

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

capstone

Degree Name

OTD

Department

Occupational Therapy

School

Rangos School of Health Sciences

Committee Chair

Jeryl Benson

Committee Member

Jaime Munoz

Committee Member

Lara Pytlik

Committee Member

Kaitlyn Starr

Abstract

A Day Through My Eyes focuses on the topic of visual perception in school-age children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This program addresses a need to improve the training, knowledge, and skills within the area of visual perception amongst school staff members working at Bridgeway Academy. This program contains three interrelated components to address these needs: an all staff training, development of an occupational therapy based assessment tool for visual perception, and the training of occupational therapy staff members on the use of the assessment too as well as incorporating visual perception resources into treatment. Results of this program indicate an increase in knowledge and skills of the staff members regarding the topic of addressing visual perception with individuals with autism. This study demonstrates a need for similar and more extensive programing in other facilities working with this population.

Language

English

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