Health Policy Perspectives
Advocating for Change to Meet the Developmental Needs of Young Children Experiencing Homelessness
This article highlights the unique developmental needs of young children experiencing homelessness and the challenges faced by this population in accessing equitable early developmental services. The authors outline suggestions for occupational therapy practitioners to advocate for this population at the individual, community, and population levels.
Occupational and Physical Therapists’ Use of Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Emotion Regulation Strategies During Patient Interactions: A Qualitative Study
This is the first study to identify specific intrapersonal and interpersonal emotion regulation strategies used by occupational and physical therapists to build and maintain therapeutic relationships.
Cognition Mediates Playfulness Development in Early Childhood: A Longitudinal Study of Typically Developing Children
The findings of this study confirm that understanding the development of playfulness and exploring its relationship with cognitive functioning in typically developing children fills important gaps in occupational therapy knowledge and contributes to delivery of early intervention, especially when cognition or playfulness are at risk.
Art Interventions for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Scoping Review
The findings of this scoping review support occupational therapy practitioners’ use of creative arts interventions to enhance occupation-based outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Benefits of Daily Occupational Diary Use 3 Months After a Health Promotion Program for Community-Dwelling Older Adults
This study verifies the relationship between a short-duration group program using an occupational diary and maintaining or improving satisfaction with occupation among community-dwelling older adults after program cessation.
Optimizing Occupations, Habits, and Routines for Health and Well-Being With Lifestyle Redesign®: A Synthesis and Scoping Review
This synthesis and scoping review outlines the defining characteristics and applications of Lifestyle Redesign® and highlights current evidence that supports the use of the occupational therapy intervention to improve health and well-being for a range of client populations.
The Effects of Zentangle® on Affective Well-Being Among Adults: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
The results of this study shed light on the effects of Zentangle® to determine whether the tool can be used in occupational therapy intervention to improve affective well-being.
Understanding Father–Child Joint Play Experience Using a Convergent Mixed-Methods Design
Understanding associations between fathers’ own playfulness and supportiveness during joint play and their child’s playfulness with fathers’ perceptions of this experience can further enhance service delivery to children and families through interprofessional work to benefit parent–child relationships as well as child development.
Developing the Occupational Therapy–Specific Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX) for Evaluating Interns’ Clinical Skills and Attitudes in Pediatric Occupational Therapy
The results of this study support the development of the occupational therapy–specific Mini-CEX and its application in evaluating interns’ skills and attitudes in pediatric occupational therapy practice.
Psychometric Properties of Two Tasks in the Allen Cognitive Level Screen–Sixth Edition for Community-Dwelling People Living With Schizophrenia
This study highlights the convergent validity, discriminative validity, and test–retest reliability of two tasks, stitching and copying, in the ACLS–6 for community-dwelling people living with schizophrenia.
Integration of Speed and Quality in Measuring Graphomotor Skills: The Zurich Graphomotor Test
The authors evaluate the newly developed Zurich Graphomotor Test (ZGT) and conclude that the tool provides occupational therapy practitioners with more precise information than currently available tools by combining accuracy and speed measurements into one score.
Communicating With Intention: Therapist and Parent Perspectives on Family-Centered Care in Early Intervention
This study identifies opportunities for practitioners to use the Intentional Relationship Model (IRM) to inform family-centered practices in early intervention.
Exploring Patient Outcomes After Participation in an Inpatient Occupation-Based Group: A Longitudinal Observational Cohort Study
This study highlights positive patient outcomes in measuring instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) skills over time after participation in occupation-based group programs.
Exploring Knowledge Translation Concepts in U.S. Occupational Therapy Research: A Content Analysis
This study highlights the need for future research that emphasizes the monitoring, evaluation, and sustained use of occupational therapy interventions that are underpinned by a knowledge translation theory, model, or framework.
Dissident Genders and Sexualities in the Occupational Therapy Peer-Reviewed Literature: A Scoping Review
This scoping review provides an overview of academic publications in occupational therapy on the LGBTQIA+ population, identifying dominant topics and gaps and pointing to ways to advance occupational therapy’s contributions and actions that consider the needs and demands of people of dissident genders and sexualities.
Evidence-Based Practice: Systematic Review
Interventions to Improve Social Participation, Work, and Leisure Among Adults Poststroke: A Systematic Review
This review supports the use of the available literature for client education, upper extremity training, and cognitive training alongside clinical reasoning to improve work, leisure, and social participation outcomes among clients poststroke.
Columns: Brief Report
The Modified Interest Checklist: Translation and Cultural Adaptation Among an Arabic-Speaking Inpatient Psychiatric Sample
This report provides the Arabic translation of the Modified Interest Checklist, which could be useful to rehabilitation professionals working with Arabic-speaking clients with psychiatric disorders and mental health conditions. The report concludes that further validation of the Arabic version is imperative.
A Parent Guidebook for Occupational Therapy Using Ayres Sensory Integration®
This report adds knowledge translation and best practice strategies in parent education to the parent guidebook for using Ayres Sensory Integration® (ASI) and provides evidence that the guidebook is acceptable by experts, parents, and clinicians.
Reliability and Validity of the Korean Child Sensory Profile–2
This study highlights the reliability and validity of the Korean Child Sensory Profile–2 (K-CSP–2) to identify sensory processing patterns among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and to distinguish children with ASD from typically developing children.
Columns: The Issue Is...
Linking Antiracist Action From the Classroom to Practice
This column offers specific recommendations and strategies for occupational therapy educators and academic programs to establish robust policies and practices to ensure all occupational therapy graduates enter the workforce prepared to promote health equity through antiracism.
Evidence-Based Practice: Evidence Connection
Occupational Therapy Interventions to Support Sleep in Children From Birth to Age 5 Years
In this Evidence Connection article, the author provides a case report of a young child receiving early intervention services and describes the evaluation and intervention processes for supporting this child’s sleep routines in the home and early childhood education settings.
Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Adults With Multiple Sclerosis
This Practice Guideline summarizes the current evidence supporting occupational therapy intervention for adults with multiple sclerosis (MS) and includes case examples and decision-making algorithms to support practitioners in addressing client goals.