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Working With Clients With Limited English Proficiency: Mapping Language Access in Occupational Therapy

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posted on 23.10.2018 by Mansha Mirza, Elizabeth Harrison
Nearly one in ten US residents have difficulty speaking and understanding English and are deemed to have limited English proficiency (LEP). Despite federal mandates for provision of interpreters and other language access services, individuals with LEP experience notable health disparities. Occupational therapists must be prepared to equitably serve this population, however there is a dearth of research evidence and practical recommendations about our profession's readiness to serve this growing population. This paper maps the current healthcare policy environment and existing language access research relevant to occupational therapy. Implications for the future of occupational therapy research, education and practice are discussed.

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Post print version of article may differ from published version. This is an electronic version of an article published in Mirza, M., & Harrison, E. A. (2018). Working With Clients With Limited English Proficiency: Mapping Language Access in Occupational Therapy. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 32(2), 105-123. Occupational Therapy in Health Care is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ DOI:10.1080/07380577.2018.1434722

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Mirza, M., & Harrison, E. A. (2018). Working With Clients With Limited English Proficiency: Mapping Language Access in Occupational Therapy. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 32(2), 105-123. doi:10.1080/07380577.2018.1434722

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Taylor & Francis

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en_US

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0738-0577

Issue date

01/02/2018

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