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Capstone Title

Occupational Therapy’s Role in Health Promotion for Youths Facing Chronic Conditions

Submission Date


Document Type

Entry Level Capstone

Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

First Mentor

Elizabeth Parker, MD


This 17-week capstone project was completed at The Parker Place and virtually managed throughout the entirety of the experience. The Parker Place is a pediatric endocrinology and lifestyle management facility located in Annapolis, Maryland. Completing a virtual capstone project did not hinder the progress and outcomes of this experience. The Healthy Habits program was developed at this site to implement an occupational therapy role to supplement the served population’s health and wellness goals. Communication and client visits took place through passcode-protected video call sessions, phone calls, a HIPAA-compliant texting system, and email. Dr. Elizabeth Parker was the mentor for this project, and she is a Pediatric Endocrinologist as well as the founder of The Parker Place. The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) focus area for this capstone project is program development to produce a lifestyle modification program for the pediatric and young adult clients of The Parker Place.

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