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OT Students Present Research Findings at AOTA Meeting

Three graduating students in the doctoral program for occupational therapy presented research findings this spring at the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Jessica Henry, Rebekah Cooper and Cheryl Smith (pictured left to right) joined with faculty members Dr. Yvette Hachtel and Dr. Christine Manville to present their project, entitled “Perceptions of Persons With Acquired Spinal Cord Injuries Regarding Rehabilitation Experiences”.
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The study investigated the views of injured persons to determine how well their rehabilitation programs prepared them for discharge. Four themes were identified as being important considerations for rehabilitation practitioners: gaining perspective, community, honoring the individual and sensitive material.