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Virone, Miranda L. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2023
This article reviews a mindfulness intervention and its effect on emotional regulation and impulse control among middle school students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Substantial literature exists to support the use of mindfulness among adolescents with ADHD to improve negative symptoms of emotional regulation and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Emotional Response, Self Control, Adolescents
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Brady, Emma; Brown, Ted – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2023
Limited research currently exists that examines typically-developing children's sensory processing and how this effects their leisure activity participation and preferences. To investigate the association between sensory processing and the self-reported leisure activity participation and preferences in children aged seven to 12 years. 24 children…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Sensory Experience, Leisure Time, Student Participation
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Corley, Alexa; Ryan, Chris; Krug, Jessica; Britt, Amanda – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2023
A clear gap exists between what evidence states as best practice for school-based occupational therapy and what is feasible for practitioners to implement. Evidence establishes that collaborative and contextual practice have a positive effect on student outcomes. Emerging evidence demonstrates that workload models, as opposed to caseload models,…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Best Practices, Occupational Therapy, Evidence Based Practice
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Panyo, Kewalin; Lersilp, Suchitporn; Putthinoi, Supawadee; Hsu, Hsiu Yun – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2023
The practice of occupational therapy (OT) has been extended to include not only a hospital-based but also school-based setting. School-based occupational therapists (SBOTs) work as health professionals in an educational team that provides a transition service in special education schools, and encourages students to meet their goals and become…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Bolton, Tiffany; Stevenson, Brittney; Janes, William – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2023
Researchers utilized a cross-sectional secondary analysis of data within an ongoing non-randomized controlled trial study design to establish the reliability and internal consistency of a novel handwriting assessment for preschoolers, the Just Write! (JW), written by the authors. Seventy-eight children from an area preschool participated in the…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Writing Skills, Writing Evaluation, Preschool Children
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Swanson, Connor; Armstrong-Heimsoth, Amy; Stephenson, Sara – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges for health professionals, including therapists working in school settings who experienced increased stressors and decreased support. The goal of this study is to analyze the impact of COVID-19 on the stress levels of school-based therapists (SBTs), determine the methods they used to…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, School Health Services, Anxiety, Coping
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Shierk, Angela; Roberts, Heather; Dubberly, Katherine; Clegg, Nancy J.; Fagan, Marcus; Baldwin, Deborah; Reyes, Fabiola; VanPelt, Jonathan; Delgado, Mauricio R. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2023
To pilot Therapy Together, an 8-week parent-led pediatric constraint induced movement therapy (P-CIMT) program for preschool aged children with unilateral cerebral palsy (UCP). Five children with UCP and their caregivers participated in eight, 1 hour group sessions structured by the TEAM approach (topic, encourage, activity, and motivate). Three…
Descriptors: Motion, Therapy, Preschool Children, COVID-19
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Chen, Cai-Yi; Yang, Hsiu-Ching; Liu, Meng-Jung; Chu, Shin Ying; Lin, Ling-Yi – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2023
A social skills training has previously resulted in positive improvements in social skills among children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This pilot study developed a play-based social skills training protocol for first-grade elementary children with ASD in Taiwan and determined its efficacy. Using a single-group…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Play, Skill Development, Grade 1
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Tanis, Kelsey R.; Erb, Jacquelyn – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2023
Awareness of executive functioning and its relevance to both occupational participation and special education is expanding. This study describes how school-based occupational therapists address executive functioning in practice and determined if this differs from traditional areas. Fourteen occupational therapists from four districts in Michigan…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Intervention
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Edick, Jennifer; O'Brien, Shirley; Hardman, Leslie – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2023
Collaborative practices are espoused in the literature as best practice. Following a needs assessment, data indicated that collaborative practices between teachers and occupational therapists were not happening consistently and were in need of improvement. Further research is needed to determine elementary teachers' perceptions of the value of…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Cooperation, Teacher Attitudes
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Ianni, Lina; Camden, Chantal; Anaby, Dana – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2023
Inclusive education is endorsed for children with disabilities or special needs attending school. In inclusive settings, support services by health care professionals are essential to support their integration and participation in school life. Collaboration between school health professionals, such as occupational therapists, and school personnel…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Partnerships in Education, Cooperation, Allied Health Personnel
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Connor, Zoe Lindsay; Hennessy-Priest, Kathleen; Kneafsey, Rosie; Lycett, Deborah – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2023
Feeding problems are common in autistic children. They include eating a limited repertoire of foods and often impact on health and quality of life. To examine the experiences of parents of autistic children who have feeding problems, and their service needs. A pragmatic, qualitative research approach was adopted. Six participants were recruited…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Food, Parent Attitudes
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Lee, Supawadee Cindy – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2023
The Developmental Screening, Monitoring, and Enrichment (DSME) program for low-income children and families is an initiative developed to support the goal of the Healthy People 2020 and 2030 that aims to increase the number of healthy young children to be ready for school. The 8-week DSME program focuses on reducing health disparities and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Enrichment Activities, Early Intervention, Access to Health Care
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Zainol, Mahfuzah; Kadar, Masne; Razaob, Nor Afifi; Wan Yunus, Farahiyah – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2023
The objectives of this study are to analyze the factors of handwriting difficulties among children, the intervention strategies for handwriting problems, and the need to develop a handwriting intervention guideline for occupational therapists in the Malaysian context. The research employed individual semi-structured interviews with seven…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel
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de Sam Lazaro, Stephanie L.; Riley, Bonnie R. W. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2023
Evidence indicates that universal screening can support academic participation. Response to Intervention (RtI) is a model that has been designed to identify student needs and support them within the academic setting. A focus group was held with 20 school-based occupational therapy practitioners to explore the existing role of occupational therapy…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Response to Intervention, Affordances, Barriers
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