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Stancliff, Sherry R.; Baist, Heidi – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
The project used a mixed quantitative and qualitative pretest-posttest design to determine the impact of consultation and collaboration of occupational therapy services in a faith-based preschool. Preschool teachers were educated on the importance of motor skill development in preschool students, as well as how to create motor skill opportunities…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Alonzi-Gold, Danielle; Grajo, Lenin C. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
There is currently a gap in available assessments for evaluating school readiness in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The Kindergarten Readiness Inventory (K-READI) is a non-standardized screener for basic kindergarten readiness skills of children with autism. The K-READI includes five subscales to assess overall school readiness,…
Descriptors: Content Validity, School Readiness, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
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DeBoth, Kelle K.; Olszewski, Carol A.; Roberge, Nicole; Owen, Monica – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
People of all ages can appreciate and engage in the occupation of music. Music can be enjoyed through listening, playing an instrument, singing, and dancing. It has significance in many people's lives; however, few intervention programs outside the field of music therapy exist that capitalize on the therapeutic potential of music in pediatric…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, Music Education, Preschool Children
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Fidelis, O. P.; Ogunlade, B.; Adelakun, S. A. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
Mismatches between children's anthropometric measures and classroom furniture dimensions can cause musculoskeletal disorders and affect performance in classroom activities. The aim of this study was to survey the anthropometric measures of primary school children in Akure South Local Government and to evaluate the level of match/mismatch between…
Descriptors: Human Factors Engineering, Human Body, Elementary School Students, Biomechanics
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Salamat, Arezou; Krpalek, Dragana; Javaherian, Heather – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
This study explored the role of occupational therapy practitioners (OTPs) in school-based practice addressing mental health (MH) needs of all students. A sequential explanatory mixed method design which included two stages. Stage One: 61 OTPs in Southern California completed an online survey. Stage Two: 15 OTPs engaged in either an interview or a…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Attitudes, Mental Disorders
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Onwumere, Dora D.; Cruz, Yamaris M.; Harris, Lauren I.; Malfucci, Katherine A.; Seidman, Steven; Boone, Cynthia; Patten, Kristie – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
A growing number of autistic students enter the school system, many with the capabilities of doing grade-level work. For these students, there seems to be a lack of focus on executive functioning, self-regulation, daily living skills (DLS), and self-determination. The Independence Curriculum (IC) is a set of units addressing identified areas of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Curriculum
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Morato-Espino, Paulin Grace; Gomez, Ivan Neil – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
There is limited information on the use of non-directive, child-initiated and child-directed play in occupational therapy. Play as an occupation characterized by internal control, intrinsic motivation, suspension from reality, and engaged in with focus on the process rather than the product necessitates child-centeredness with initiation and…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Play
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Frolek Clark, Gloria; Polichino, Jean – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
Occupational therapy practitioners working in school settings must articulate their distinct value in supporting student participation and educational performance. Using a systems-level practice, they weave their knowledge and skills as leaders at the district-, building-, classroom-, and student-levels to achieve "health, well-being, and…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Role, Student Participation
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Laverdure, Patricia; LeCompte, Bridgette – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
The Policy-Advocacy-Leadership (PAL) column is developed to initiate and facilitate important dialog about health care and educational policy, and develop and share the knowledge, tools, and resources that enable occupational therapy practitioners to be effective advocates for our clients, our practice, and our profession. In this column, we…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Advocacy, Leadership, COVID-19
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Kapasi, Aamena; Pei, Jacqueline; Kryska, Kathryn; Joly, Vannesa; Gill, Kamaldeep; Thompson-Hodgetts, Sandra; McLachlan, Kaitlyn; Andrew, Gail; Rasmussen, Carmen – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
Adolescents with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) experience a range of cognitive, behavioral, and physical difficulties, including difficulties with self-regulation. We investigated self-regulation strategy use in adolescents with FASD who completed a self-regulation intervention program. The intervention was an adapted version of the Alert…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Self Management, Self Control
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Martino, Ellen M.; Lape, Jennifer E. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
Fine motor performance skills are essential for children's successful educational participation. Kindergarten curriculums are increasingly academic with less emphasis on play-based learning. Increased expectations for kindergarten readiness do not align with developmental milestones. Occupational therapists are uniquely positioned to support…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Preschool Children, Psychomotor Skills, Motor Development
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Pierce, Doris; Spence, Amy; Sakemiller, Lisa; Roberts, Celeste – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
This study of occupational therapy services to students with disabilities, 14 to 16 years of age, demonstrated effectiveness (Pierce, Spence, Sakemiller, & Roberts, 2020). The intervention approach was developed by 14 school-based occupational therapy personnel from 10 Midwestern school districts and described using grounded theory. Forty-two…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Students with Disabilities, Occupational Therapy, Intervention
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Majeski, Karen; Schefkind, Sandra – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
An American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Transition Community of Practice (CoP) subgroup engaged in a knowledge translation strategy as demonstrated through their process and product development. The CoP members first coalesced regularly to discuss their common interest in promoting occupational therapy's value and in advancing…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Occupational Therapy, Professional Associations, Allied Health Personnel
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Stockall, Nancy; Cole, Corinna Villar; Contreras-Vanegas, Alma – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
In this article, the authors identify possible indicators of cerebral visual impairments (CVI) in young children. Noticing the signs of cerebral visual impairment can assist occupational therapists in the early detection and therapy planning for preschoolers in early intervention programs. Several instructional models are described to meet the…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Neurological Impairments, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Body Weight
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Ianni, Lina; Mazer, Barbara; Thomas, Aliki; Snider, Laurie – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2021
Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a neurobehavioral disorder prevalent in childhood, demonstrate a persistent pattern of inattention and hyperactive and/or impulsive behavior that is more severe than their typically developing peers. Much of this challenging behavior is observed in the classroom. However, current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Occupational Therapy, Children, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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