ERIC Number: EJ1171282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Strengthening School-Based Occupational Therapy through Peer Mentoring
Bucey, Janet C.; Provident, Ingrid M.
Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, v11 n1 p87-105 2018
This article evaluates a peer mentoring experience for school-based practitioners and its effect on collaborative consultation practices. Best practice and public school policy promote the use of collaborative consultation services but school-based practitioners report significant barriers in achieving effective collaborative consultation practice. Contract therapists were recruited from three (geographic district) schools to participate in a 6-week peer mentoring experience, using technology and self-determined goals to improve competency. Pre- and post-project mixed methods measurements demonstrate that the experience improved perceived competency in eight areas, and that peer support, goal implementation, and the organized time frame supported new collaborative practices by participants.
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Peer Groups, Mentors, Pretests Posttests, Best Practices, School Policy, Barriers, Mixed Methods Research, Cooperation, Consultation Programs, School Districts, Goal Orientation, Allied Health Personnel, Workshops, Program Descriptions, Communities of Practice, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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