Ohio Occupational Therapy Transition Outcome (OTTO) Study - Invitation to Participate
The Ohio Occupational Therapy Transition Outcome (OTTO) Study is recruiting additional Occupational Therapists (OTs) to become involved in Cohort II of this research study. Cohort II OTs will participate in this research study from spring 2013 to spring 2015.
The purpose of the study is to test the effectiveness of OT transition services for students with mild disabilities, 14-16 years of age over two academic years.
If you have questions about joining the study, contact:
Deadline to participate for Cohort II: May 10, 2013
Occupational therapists offer a unique role in transition services by providing occupation-based evaluation and intervention. This form of therapy uses functional, real-life tasks and task analysis to help students develop functional living skills. Moreover, occupational therapists participate in achieving transition outcomes that involve the student in planning and use relevant school and community environments. OTs may develop and provide prevocational programs, facilitate functional living skill development, modify environments and educate parents and other staff. (Spencer, Emery, Schneck 2003)