Graduation Year


Document Type


Degree Type

Open Access Capstone

Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)


Occupational Therapy


Individuals with intellectual disabilities are employed at lower rates than those without disabilities and evidence supports the use of assistive technology (AT) to improve vocational outcomes for this population. This preliminary study investigated the impact of AT training among special educators in secondary transition programming. The results provide useful information that can be used to guide decisions regarding additional training and interventions to build capacity in quality AT service delivery for young adults transitioning into work roles within this program. Successful implementation of person-centered AT problem-solving and decision-making could positively impact the integrated employment options and opportunities for young adults with intellectual disabilities.

Faculty Mentor

Shirley O’Brien, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Department Affiliation

Occupational Therapy

Committee Member

Julie Dukart, PhD,OTR/L

Department Affiliation

Occupational Therapy

Department Affiliation

Occupational Therapy