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- OTPs can help individuals with Down Syndrome complete their activities of daily living so they can be independent and start a family
- Sex education is an very important area for OTPs to work on with individuals who have Down Syndrome or other intellectual disabilities
- OTPs play a huge role in helping people with Down Syndrome parent efficiently and effectively through various strategies such as recommending adaptations to support the occupations of a parent
- OTPs can be instrumental in advocating for individuals with Down Syndrome who have children through linking them with agencies, completing performance assessments, and testifying in legal proceedings
- OTPs can help to create a healthy social relationship between parent and child by creating a positive therapeutic relationship between themselves and the parent
occupational therapy, down syndrome, parenting, intellectual disability, relationships
Mayer, BS, OTAS, Kalhie M.; Rubin, OTAS, Aubrey; Schatzan, OTAS, Jessica; and Loesche, MS, OTR/L, CHT, Sara, "Parenting with Down Syndrome: The Role Occupational Therapy Plays" (2019). School of Continuing and Professional Studies Posters. 6.