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2019 Service-Learning Symposium: The Benefits of Occupational Therapy in People Living with Developmental Disabilities

2019 Service-Learning Symposium

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The Benefits of Occupational Therapy in People Living with Developmental Disabilities

Authors: Melanie Bibby, Michael Hall, Drake Macauley, and Ajaysia McNeill

Faculty Supervisor: Lesley Leonard, Ph.D.

Abstract:

Our class worked with SOAR (Social Opportunity and Active Recreation) to design and carry out activities for clients that have developmental disabilities. Students worked within groups of 4 to plan and execute activities each week. Our group planned our activities based on Occupational Therapy and the benefits that would provide for the clients. During our time at SOAR we have built a relationship with the clients and have watched their enthusiasm grow each week. We have also realized that there is a growing need for people living with developmental disabilities to have social and recreational outlets. We hope to build a long lasting relationship with SOAR and help provide those activities that are beneficial to the clients.

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