The Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools and Early Intervention published research examining the results of a online survey completed by 47 teachers and how they perceive the role of the occupational therapist. The results revealed the following:
- most of the teachers viewed occupational therapists as valuable team members.
- the teachers reported limitations to the system that challenge collaboration.
- the teachers want increased communication and collaboration with the occupational therapist.
- school based occupational therapy was perceived as a valuable contribution to the educational team that was underutilized.
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Reference: Jeryl D. Benson , EdD, OTR/L, Kimberly A. Szucs , PhD, OTR/L & J. J. Mejasic , MS, OTR/L. Teachers’ perceptions of the role of occupational therapist in schools. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention. Volume 9, 2016 – Issue 3 http://ift.tt/2cBp2UG