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ERIC Number: EJ1213859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1941-1243
Understanding Self-Determination as a Crucial Component in Promoting the Distinct Value of Occupational Therapy in Post-Secondary Transition Planning
Angell, Amber M.; Carroll, Theresa Carlson; Bagatell, Nancy; Chen, Cheryl; Kramer, Jessica M.; Schwartz, Ariel; Tallon, Mary Betsey; Hammel, Joy
Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, v12 n1 p129-143 2019
School-based occupational therapists are well-equipped to prepare adolescents to transition from the education system to work and live in their communities, but they report challenges in securing their place on post-secondary transition planning teams. We argue that occupational therapists' efforts to advocate for their role in post-secondary transition could be strengthened by a deeper engagement with what is considered "best practice" in transition planning: improving students' ability and opportunity to exercise self-determination. In this commentary, we review the self-determination evidence-base; identify congruence between the underlying philosophies of self-determination and occupational therapy; and highlight gaps in existing self-determination models that occupational therapists are uniquely posed to fill by focusing on self-determination as they support transition age students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) (DHHS/ACL); Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH); National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 90AR5023; 90DP0026; 90DPAD0001; K12HD055931