This capstone experience was conducted through partnership with GiGi’s Playhouse Nashville, a Down-syndrome achievement center that provides free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. This experience primarily focused on piloting the GiGi University program through an occupational lens by adapting, modifying, and implementing national curriculum to meet student needs. GiGi U sought to increase confidence, career skills, personal wellness, and overall quality of life. Additionally, training and support was provided to GiGi’s satellite location in a neighboring county to increase sustainability of additional programming.
Halle King, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Down syndrome, career skills, communication, fitness, confidence, quality of life
Baggett, Ella E., "Adult Program Development GiGi’s Playhouse" (2022). OTD Capstone Projects. 119.