Dominican University of California
 

Presentation or Panel Title

Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration in Special Education: An Exploratory Study

Location

Guzman 114, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-20-2017 2:20 PM

End Date

4-20-2017 2:35 PM

Department

Occupational Therapy

Student Type

Graduate

Faculty Mentor

Laura Greiss Hess, Ph.D., OTR/L

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

School based occupational therapy programs provide skilled interventions for students with disabilities. Occupational therapists collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of professionals to address the individualized needs of the student. Current literature notes many benefits of interdisciplinary team collaboration including: positive perceptions of OT, team building between group members and the family, and greater outcomes for students (Mu & Royeen, 2004). These studies examined the relationships between some of the professionals on the interdisciplinary team, but none addressed the team as a whole. Our study is based on a new interdisciplinary collaborative team model from previous Dominican OT integrated capstone study which examined collaborative practices of a specialized interdisciplinary team at a special education center. The purpose of this survey study is to examine this new model in a broader context, and explore how it can be applied to other ages, students, and school settings. Preliminary results will be presented.

Mu, K., & Royeen, C. B. (2004). Interprofessional vs. interdisciplinary services in school-based occupational therapy practice. Occupational Therapy International, 11(4), 244- 247. doi: 10.1002/oti.214

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Apr 20th, 2:20 PM Apr 20th, 2:35 PM

Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration in Special Education: An Exploratory Study

Guzman 114, Dominican University of California

School based occupational therapy programs provide skilled interventions for students with disabilities. Occupational therapists collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of professionals to address the individualized needs of the student. Current literature notes many benefits of interdisciplinary team collaboration including: positive perceptions of OT, team building between group members and the family, and greater outcomes for students (Mu & Royeen, 2004). These studies examined the relationships between some of the professionals on the interdisciplinary team, but none addressed the team as a whole. Our study is based on a new interdisciplinary collaborative team model from previous Dominican OT integrated capstone study which examined collaborative practices of a specialized interdisciplinary team at a special education center. The purpose of this survey study is to examine this new model in a broader context, and explore how it can be applied to other ages, students, and school settings. Preliminary results will be presented.

Mu, K., & Royeen, C. B. (2004). Interprofessional vs. interdisciplinary services in school-based occupational therapy practice. Occupational Therapy International, 11(4), 244- 247. doi: 10.1002/oti.214