1. In what ways do disaster survivors experience occupational deprivation? Provide examples from your readings and/or examples from other relevant sources with appropriate in-text citations and accompanying references.
2. Learning from the experiences reported by occupational therapists in the field: In what ways can occupational therapists effectively prepare themselves to accommodate the needs of disadvantaged populations with or without disabilities who have experienced a disaster? Provide examples from your readings and/or examples from other relevant sources with appropriate in-text citations and accompanying references. Keep in mind that disadvantaged populations are at higher risk of experiencing disasters than non-disadvantaged populations, and include at least one possible explanation for this phenomenon in your initial discussion submission.
3. Describe how you would prepare to provide OT services for an individual client who has experienced a disaster and/or severe occupational deprivation (e.g. a prison inmate.) Support your assertions by citing and referencing relevant primary and/or secondary sources. 2-3 pages please
AOTA (2011). The role of occupational therapy in disaster preparedness, response and recovery.American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65,S11-S25.
Glomstad (2010). 5 years later: How OT’s have helped build New Orleans.
Taylor, Jacobs, & Dinn Marsh (2011). First Year Post-Katrina: Changes in occupational performance and emotional responses.Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 27, 3-25.