Date of Award
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Problem: Individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) have the desire to live as independently as possible (Gragoudas, 2014). There are a number of barriers that impact living independently including the ability to complete self-care tasks, money management, home management, and health management (Bond & Hurst, 2010). Other barriers reported for individuals with ID include relationships with caregivers, living alone, and vulnerability (Bond & Hurst, 2010). Research identifies that it is difficult to determine the amount of support needed to promote independence in individuals with ID (Francis & Reed, 2019). Occupational therapists (OTs) possess a unique skillset to assist clients with ID to increase their independent living skills. Despite having this skillset, OTs report uncertainty in choosing the most effective interventions for clients with ID to obtain the highest level of functional independence (Helloasiwise, 2018). This scholarly project used the Cognitive Performance Test (CPT) to develop a resource for OTs to use to guide effective client-centered interventions.
Peacock, Alycia and Spanos, Grace, "A Practitioner's Guide: Using the Cognitive Performance Test to increase Independent Living Skills for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities" (2021). Occupational Therapy Capstones. 481.