Date of Award
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Children with disabilities face limited opportunities to participate in the occupation of dance when compared to opportunities available for their non-disabled peers. Barriers to their participation include lack of class opportunities, cost, and knowledge about programs (Carrion et al., 2018). Many dance studios offer integrated or non-specialized classes, but participation by a child with a disability in this type of class is sometimes limited by parental or child fears, or other barriers such as lack of accommodations (Lucas, 2017).
Burckhard, Michayla, "LET’S GROOVE: A DANCE PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES" (2023). Occupational Therapy Capstones. 544.