Career Focused OT Strategies for Youth with Disabilities - OT37

Career Focused OT Strategies for Youth with Disabilities

by Donna Greene, B.S. OTR/L
(4.6 / 58 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Occupational Therapy (0.10 AOTA CEU)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


In today’s society where we have civil rights legislation, one might suppose that most citizens with disabilities can attain fulfilling lives in adulthood. Despite sharing the same aspirations as their classmates who do not have a disability, research shows that young adults with even relatively mild disabilities rarely grow up to have careers, a circle of friends, or live apart from their parents. The cumulative effects of this “failure to launch” are costly to young adults, families, and society. New approaches to transition planning are clearly needed. School-based occupational therapists are well positioned and equipped to help students with career development, starting in the early grades and continuing through high school.


The goal of this course is to provide occupational therapists with information involving high school transition, examples of career development, and intervention techniques to assist in that transition post-graduation.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe five environmental challenges faced by young adults with disabilities as they approach and enter adulthood.
  • Describe why addressing transition goals should begin in elementary grades and continue through high school.
  • Apply the INCOME career development model to school-based occupational therapy intervention that relates to students in all 12 grades.
  • Describe evaluation and intervention techniques that contribute to students’ career development and transition goals.
Content Level: Intermediate
Instructional Method: Online Course — Clinical Vignette & Narrative
Content Focus
Domain of OT: Performance Skills
Domain of OT: Context and Environment
OT Process: Evaluation

Accreditation Information
Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
Relias LLC reports completions to the following states utilizing CEBroker: AL, AZ, GA, FL, LA, MS, SC, TN (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 4/19/2017
Date of Most Recent Review: 3/31/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/30/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Jennifer P - austin, TX  ·  May 05, 2020
good information for introducing vocation to young kids with disabilities
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Susan H - Goshen, IN  ·  Oct 08, 2019
good course would recommend it to others
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JANICE A - VIRGINIA BEACH, VA  ·  Sep 12, 2019
I learned something new
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Dara B - Fleetwood, PA  ·  Sep 10, 2019
very good course, informative
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Kortney G - Little Rock, AR  ·  Jan 29, 2019
great info! thanks! i appreciate this course.
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Price: $19.00
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