Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
This study explored use of three-dimensional (3D)-printed models as teaching tools in OT practice to increase understanding of spatial concepts such as severe weather patterns in people who are blind or visually impaired. Data were collected with an 11-item survey. All 20 participants (100%) reported that 3D models increased understanding of severe weather patterns. This proposal demonstrates how OTs can use 3D printing to design and manufacture individualized educational tools.
Primary Author and Speaker: Jennifer Fortuna
Additional Authors and Speakers: Julia Vandermolen