This capstone project was completed through a partnership with Benton Hall Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Benton Hall Academy “strives to prepare each student academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally, through individualized instruction, to work to his or her potential and to make a successful transition into the workplace or into a higher learning experience”. This project focused on the compilation of resource materials for supplementary support/education purposes. Through collaboration with stakeholders, a virtual and hard-copy resource guide was created with the goal to encourage self-determination, life skills, and increase overall participation amongst high school students. Topics included faculty/staff resources, parent resources, occupation - based resources, executive functioning resources, life skills resources, and group protocol resources.
Dr. Sue Iliff, PhD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
life skills; self-determination; transition; autism spectrum disorder
Vacchiano, Melanie N., "Increasing Self-Determination Throughout the Transition Process: A Resource Guide for Benton Hall Academy" (2022). OTD Capstone Projects. 117.