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Yokoi, Katsushi; Kurasawa, Shigeki; Utsumi, Miyoko; Miyai, Nobuyuki – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the Child Occupational Self-Assessment (COSA) and quality of life (QoL) in elementary school children. A total of 77 children from a public elementary school were included in the study. A survey was conducted using the COSA and the Kid-KINDLR. The COSA consists of 25 items on…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Quality of Life, Elementary School Students, Correlation
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Montgomery, Ivonne; Zwicker, Jill G. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
"Printing Like a Pro!" is a free program to help primary-grade students to print legibly. This pre-test post-test study aimed to evaluate the preliminary effectiveness of this program used in a teacher-taught printing club with occupational therapy support. Eleven students in grades 2 and 3 with persistently poor legibility attended the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Handwriting, Program Effectiveness, Clubs
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Candler, Catherine; Grajo, Lenin C. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
An occupational perspective on reading requires an understanding of how individuals engage in terms of reading media selected, level of motivation, amount of time spent in reading, and where and who reading occurs with. These factors are assessed by the "Inventory of Reading Occupations-Pediatric" (IRO-Pedi), a tool created to measure…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Materials, Reading Motivation, Reading Habits
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Tomori, Kounosuke; Imai, Yuto; Nakama, Chiho; Ohno, Kanta; Sawada, Tatsunori; Levack, William W. M. M. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
Introduction: This study aimed to develop a new tablet application named the Aid for Decision-making in Occupation Choice for School (ADOC-S). It aims to assist with conducting collaborative occupation-based goal-setting by sharing decision-making with a team member (child, parent, teacher, and occupational therapist) using a consultation model of…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Goal Orientation, Participative Decision Making, Teamwork
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Faugno, Rebecca S. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
Pediatric developmental assessments from the early 1900s are different from those used more often today. Certain present-day pediatric expectations of fine motor skills, specifically those of pre-writing strokes, appear more advanced when compared to those of the past. In the mid-20th century, child developmentalists described the sequences in…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Expectation, Child Development, Occupational Therapy
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Hunter, Emily; Potvin, Marie-Christine – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
Handwriting is still critical to student success in the classroom; however, schools have been de-emphasizing formal handwriting instruction. This study evaluated the effect of the "Size Matters Handwriting Program" on handwriting legibility and visual-motor skills among kindergarten students in general education classrooms. A two-group…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Curriculum, Kindergarten, Program Effectiveness
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Ohl, Alisha; Schelly, David; Caramia, Sierra; Gill, Amanpreet; Bennett, Alexandra; Watts, Mary Page – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
We examined transitions occurring throughout the school day in an elementary school, sampling from kindergarten, second grade, and fourth grade classrooms. Unobtrusive observations and descriptive notetaking were used to gather data during six typical school days in the second half of the school year. Data were coded by committee to categorize the…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Kindergarten, Grade 2, Grade 4
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Brewer, Lisa – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
The average diagnosis of autism in the United States is after 4 years of age, even though a reliable diagnosis can be obtained as early as 2 years of age. Early identification of autism can help facilitate access to early intervention, yet many children experience significant delays in receiving a diagnosis and intervention. Various factors…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Screening Tests, Referral
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Wilburn, Victoria G.; Douglas, Christina M.; Chase, Anthony; Van Antwerp, Leah; Stoll, Hannah – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
The level of awareness regarding sensory concepts was explored in a convenience sample of 25 early childhood educators in an urban environment. This survey design measured early childhood educators self-report of sensory activities offered within their classrooms and independently scored by two occupational therapists practicing in pediatrics.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Preschool Teachers, Occupational Therapy
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Bolton, Tiffany; Plattner, Lyndi – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
Researchers utilized a survey design to explore perceptions of the school-based occupational therapy (OT) role from both OTs and teachers. Respondents answered questions pertaining to the value of OT input in a variety of school-based occupations. The results indicate continued discrepancies in the understanding and utilization of OT services in…
Descriptors: Role, Occupational Therapy, Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes
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Bhopti, Anoo; Lentin, Primrose; Brown, Ted – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
Disability-related services such as Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS) become a part of life for families when there is a child with disability. Many parents give up their everyday occupations such as self-care and paid work to be able to provide long-term caregiving. This Australian study explored parent perspectives of their family…
Descriptors: Correlation, Quality of Life, Intervention, Preschool Children
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Goodman, Diana; Caldwell, Angela; Bodnar, Dianne; Stover, Alyson – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
Despite legal mandates and evidence of predictors of success in transition, there continue to be poor outcomes for students with disabilities as compared to students without disabilities. This article describes the first steps of a quality improvement project, including a needs assessment and description of the current constraints of transition…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Students with Disabilities, Comparative Analysis, Needs Assessment
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Kurasawa, Shigeki; Yokoi, Katsushi; Utsumi, Miyoko; Shiozu, Hiroyasu; Miyai, Nobuyuki – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
This study examines the effects of sleep education provided by occupational therapists on elementary school students. The study subjects were students at a public elementary school in a mountainous area in Japan. Two occupational therapists working at a university delivered 45 min lectures on sleep to students from grades one to six. The…
Descriptors: Sleep, Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Elementary School Students
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Lee, Anne L.; Lape, Jennifer E. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
A pre-test post-test design was used to deliver the Size Matters Handwriting Program to 19 second-grade students using an occupational therapist-teacher collaborative teaching model. Outcomes from the Minnesota Handwriting Assessment indicate statistically and clinically significant gains for students in legibility, form, alignment, size, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Handwriting, Writing Instruction, Occupational Therapy
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Nye, Jill Ann; Sood, Divya – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2020
Background: This study was designed to develop a program to increase the confidence level among kindergarten teachers to teach handwriting in kindergarten. Methods: A pretest-posttest quasi-experimental research design was utilized. Five teachers employed at the kindergarten center in a school district in Illinois participated in the study. Data…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Handwriting, Writing Instruction
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