What are the benefits, challenges, and justifications of Therapy in Natural Settings? How do inclusive and integrated services align with the purpose of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and with the principles of occupational therapy? How does Therapy in Natural Settings offer a learning opportunity for all stakeholders? This session reviews inclusion as a social justice issue and offers supporting resources, scenarios, and activities. Therapy in Natural Settings is connected to transitions and life skills development. The presenter argues for jargon-free, community building efforts to bridge understanding about the distinct value of our profession.
Therapy in Natural Settings can improve overall quality of life and levels of satisfaction by: