Date Presented 03/28/20

Limited healthcare in Punta Gorda, Belize, and surrounding villages called for an assessment of needed OT services. Interviews were conducted remotely and with a free healthcare clinic. Four main themes emerged: (1) lack of early intervention, (2) barriers to accessing school for children with developmental disabilities, (3) high caregiver burden, and (4) lack of social-emotional care. Findings support the addition of OT to the available care in rural Belize.

Primary Author and Speaker: Kyra Barillier

Additional Authors and Speakers: Lisa Jaegers

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