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Yu, Mong-lin; Brown, Ted; Etherington, Jamie – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
This study investigated occupational therapy students' experiences of their alternative fieldwork placement at one childcare center where there was no established occupational therapy service. A semi-structured focus group interview explored four students' placement experiences. The interview was audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and content…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Student Placement, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups
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Bucey, Janet C.; Provident, Ingrid M. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
This article evaluates a peer mentoring experience for school-based practitioners and its effect on collaborative consultation practices. Best practice and public school policy promote the use of collaborative consultation services but school-based practitioners report significant barriers in achieving effective collaborative consultation…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Peer Groups, Mentors, Pretests Posttests
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Schoonover, Judith; Schwind, Deborah B. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
Every individual should be provided with opportunities to self-express through participation in art activities. In order to provide independent exploration and creativity during art, it may be necessary to adapt art tools, modify how the activity is accomplished, and examine the environment to determine the best methods to provide access. Simple…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Expression, Creativity, Art Materials
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Blackwell, Cindy DeRuiter; Bilics, Andrea – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
Directors of entry-level occupational therapy (OT) programs were surveyed regarding how their programs prepare students to become mental health practitioners in schools. Analysis of quantitative data included descriptive statistics to examine participants' ratings of their program's ability to prepare students for mental health practice. We found…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Mental Health, Health Promotion, Prevention
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Lecours, Alexandra; Therriault, Pierre-Yves – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
The few studies aiming to evaluate prevention interventions provided by occupational therapists in health at work were conducted in work settings. However, to intervene in primary prevention, developing occupational therapy interventions with students learning a trade is relevant. The objective is to evaluate workshops designed and set up by…
Descriptors: Evaluation, Occupational Therapy, Workshops, Injuries
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Minard, Carey – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
Early intervention (EI) services are mandated by Part C of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004). The EI team, a multidisciplinary team overseen by individual states, is charged with providing family-centered services to support child development in the natural environment. This article examines the use of occupational…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Early Intervention, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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Cheung, Pui Pui Phoebe; Siu, Andrew M. H.; Brown, Ted; Yu, Mong-lin – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
This pilot study explored the efficacy of a social-cognitive intervention program for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Seven adolescents with ASD (mean age = 12.57 years) attended a school-based 10-week program. Social Skills Improvement System Rating Scales, Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS), and Theory of Mind Inventory were…
Descriptors: Social Cognition, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence, Autism
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George, Jennifer C.; Seruya, Francine M. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
The primary purpose of this project was to determine if a therapist-created protocol to develop a prevocational program provided sufficient information for a practitioner to implement a vocational program within another high school setting. The developed protocol was evaluated on feasibility and efficacy for replication within another setting by…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Prevocational Education, Vocational High Schools, Program Implementation
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Villasenor, Romana F.; Smith, Sarah L.; Jewell, Vanessa D. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
This systematic review evaluates current evidence for using sound-based interventions (SBIs) to improve educational participation for children with challenges in sensory processing and integration. Databases searched included CINAHL, MEDLINE Complete, PsychINFO, ERIC, Web of Science, and Cochrane. No studies explicitly measured participation-level…
Descriptors: Intervention, Sensory Integration, Acoustics, Databases
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Clark, Ciara; Maher, Lauren; Rudy, Mariko; Pitoniak, Jennifer; Watling, Renee; Tanta, Kari – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
NICU follow-up (NFU) programs often experience low service utilization rates. Attendance to follow-up appointments is vital for both the health outcomes of the infants and to ensure continued funding for these programs. Occupational therapists should be aware of factors that put individual consumers at higher risk for nonattendance and take steps…
Descriptors: Barriers, Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Attendance
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Nesayan, Abbas; Asadi Gandomani, Roghayeh; Movallali, Gita; Dunn, Winnie – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
This study investigates the relationship between sensory processing patterns and behavioral patterns in children. The population consisted of all children in Tehran city. Participation included 229 school and 155 preschool children. We collected data using the Sensory Profile School Companion and Conners Teacher Rating Scale. Results showed that…
Descriptors: Sensory Integration, Cognitive Processes, Occupational Therapy, Behavior Problems
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Cornell, Heidi R.; Lin, Tiffany Ting; Anderson, Jeffrey Alvin – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
The results are presented from a systematic review of the literature that examined findings of published studies about play-based interventions for children and youth with ADHD. Guided by the research question, "What is the current status of evidence for using play-based interventions to improve outcomes for students with ADHD?," this…
Descriptors: Play, Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Gill, Kamaldeep; Thompson-Hodgetts, Sandra; Rasmussen, Carmen – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
To evaluate the strength of evidence for the effectiveness, feasibility, and appropriateness of the Alert Program®. Multiple databases were systematically searched for peer-reviewed, English-language articles that evaluated the Alert Program®. Six articles met the inclusion criteria. The strength of evidence ranged from weak to moderate using the…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Self Control, Occupational Therapy
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Beauchamp, Fiona; Bourke-Taylor, Helen; Brown, Ted – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
Background: Many children with cerebral palsy learn to use technology to access their environments and communicate; however, minimal research informs practice. Methods: A descriptive qualitative study with purposive sampling recruited 10 therapists (occupational, speech, and physiotherapists) from one early intervention service. Data were…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Cerebral Palsy, Assistive Technology
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Miller Kuhaneck, Heather; Kelleher, Jacqueline – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
The Classroom Sensory Environment Assessment (CSEA) is a tool that provides a format for examining the sensory environment of a classroom and considering its impact on student behavior and performance. The purpose of the CSEA is to promote awareness of classroom sensory experiences for general elementary education teachers and to aide…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Sensory Experience
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