ERIC Number: ED329074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Occupational Therapy in Rural Education (M.O.R.E.).
Dunn, Winnie; And Others
The purpose of this project was to design, implement, and validate a preservice training program to enable occupational therapy students to work effectively in rural public schools. The project sought to improve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of these students in regard to the unique social, environmental, and educational needs of the rural setting. The project validated the rural training model by collecting and analyzing ongoing data from project staff, students, and clinical and fieldwork personnel; it also developed and implemented a plan to disseminate and replicate the validated model. This report describes project design, findings, impact of project findings, and dissemination activities. A section of resource materials contains background information and article reprints on the topics of preassessment, service provision, time management issues, and common disabilities. Activity sheets offer guidelines for such activities as eye-hand coordination, scissors skills, facilitating independent mobility, and therapeutic activities using scooter boards. A bibliography of 17 items and lists of national resources, national toll-free numbers, and resources in Kansas are also provided. Appendices contain administrative materials, questionnaires, needs surveys, competency lists, consent forms, and other project-related items. (21 references) (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Kansas City. Medical Center.