Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
OTs and service dogs specialize in helping people to live their lives as independently as possible. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a program combining service dog education and information about careers in OT would improve understanding of service dogs and increase knowledge and pique interest in OT careers for 7th- to 12th-grade students. The Professor Paws Project model of combining service dog education with OT career education is a successful model.
Primary Author and Speaker: Mary Isaacson
Additional Authors and Speakers: Shelby Dickerson, Kelsey Jarolim