Date of Award
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Pediatrics, social skills development, inclusive playgrounds, advocacy
A lack of inclusive play opportunities hinders children's development and participation in a meaningful occupation. The purpose of this 14-week capstone experience was to advocate for inclusive playgrounds and play spaces in daycares, community recreation centers, and community playgrounds in addition to gaining further clinical skills in pediatrics providing home-based occupational therapy services and social skills interventions. Methods included caseload management, developing and facilitating social skills groups for children 4-5 years, and completing evaluations of current play spaces in Sioux Falls and Harrisburg, S.D.
Snelling, Madison C., "Promoting Inclusive Play and Social Skills Development in Sioux Falls and Harrisburg, South Dakota" (2022). Occupational Therapy Capstone Presentations. 83.