Perceived Effectiveness of Nature-Based Occupational Therapy Programs to Improve the Occupational Performance of Children
Results demonstrate that NBOT programs are perceived as effective models of service delivery for enhancing occupational performance in children. Skills and occupational performance were improved. Results were consistent with prior findings related to benefits of outdoor play in general. Since there is limited literature exploring the value of nature-based play within the context of occupational therapy, this study is relevant. Nature-based occupational therapy programs are essential, valuable, and unique programs that are perceived as effective in treating children.