Grad Chat - Queen's School of Graduate Studies
Grad Chat - Queen's School of Graduate Studies
Candi Raudebaugh, DSc in Rehabilitation Health Leadership, supervised by Dr Marcia Finlayson and Dr Kathleen Norman

Topic: Life Skills Training For Therapy Assistant Students

Overview:  College students often struggle with basic life skills such as coping skills and managing finances, leading to challenges with coping, academic performance, practicum, and employability. Rehabilitation students who are expected to work on life skills with clients can face particular challenges if they lack experience or competence in these areas themselves, so this research targets students in rehabilitation diploma programs. The purpose of this study is to improve therapy assistant students’ life skills to improve their short-term success as students and long-term success in launching their careers.