Pediatric Therapy Services

Emerging Entrepreneurs

Emerging Entrepreneurs for Prevocational Skills: Goal Attainment Scale (GAS) (N = 4)

2019

Emerging Entrepreneurs is a group run by occupational therapists for adolescents with special needs. The group's focus is engagement in purposeful and meaningful occupation, by creating products that could be sold. Group participants were responsible for creating products as well as selling and marketing the products.

Benefits of this program include, but are not limited to:

-Engagement in a purposeful and meaningful occupation

-Production of a valuable product for consumers

-Improvement of social interaction both within the group (during production) and also within the community

-Promotion of cognitive skills (e.g. problem solving, money management, sequencing, attention) and fine/visual motor skills.

**All proceeds were donated to Helping Hands, a non-profit organization which provides rehabilitation equipment for children.