Date of Award
Occupational Therapy (M.S.)
A qualitative research study was conducted that examined occupational therapy students’ fieldwork rotation at Muskegon Correctional Facility, where they implemented a 15-week pre-parole program. One focus group with three participants was conducted. Transcription, coding, and theming followed, providing five themes; restriction, OT perceptions, learning styles, future needs, and relationships. Results showed areas of needs within this population, ways occupational therapy can address this need, and general improvements that can be made to pre-release programs.
Cheyne, Alisha; Martino, Gabrielle; Vander Wall, Elizabeth; and Wallace, Natalie, "Occupation-Based Learning Modules in Preparation for Parole: A Program Evaluation" (2020). Community Based. 13.