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Hickey, Jennifer; Feldhacker, Diana R. – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2022
Primitive reflexes are a critical part of early development but eventually integrate to give rise to volitional and cortically directed movements and higher-level cognitive skills. Failure to integrate these reflexes in a developmentally appropriate stage has shown correlation with developmental delays which affect occupational participation.…
Descriptors: Responses, Attention Control, Preschool Children, Neurological Impairments
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Cerny, Shana; Reishus, Jessica; Robinson, Wade; Beckman, Shelby; Buse, Erin; Sebastian, Reina; Smith, Jaimie – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2022
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of occupational therapy group intervention using Trust Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Nurture Groups© on preschool children's social, emotional, and behavioral development in a Head Start program. This study used a retrospective mixed method, quasi-experimental design with non-equivalent…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Social Emotional Learning, Occupational Therapy
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Golos, Anat; Freiman, Shlomit – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2022
Play is a central occupation of children, contributing to their development. Play opportunities depend on physical, social, and cultural environments. Family-focused programs need to be developed and adapted to diverse populations. This study endeavored to evaluate the effectiveness of a short-term intervention enrichment program for a group of…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Play, Intervention, Enrichment Activities
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Leinfuss, Janis J.; Karnes, Michele – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2022
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have sensory processing difficulties, which impact their participation in daily occupations. This pilot study investigated a newly developed "Ready to Learn and Play" sensory regulation framework for addressing sensory regulation challenges for individuals with ASD in a school…
Descriptors: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Experience, Sensory Integration
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Almohalha, Lucieny; Santos, Jair Lício Ferreira; Pfeifer, Luzia Iara – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2022
The purpose of this research was to organize a cross-cultural adaptation study and analyze the reproducibility and test-retest reliability of the Infant Sensory Profile 2 (ISP2Br) to Brazilian babies. It was hypothesized that the instrument would be validated for use with Brazilian babies. The English language version of the profile was translated…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Sensory Experience, Portuguese
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Banátová, Kamila; Psotta, Rudolf – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2022
The MABC-2 Checklist is a method designed preferentially for teachers and parents to evaluate how well a child performs movement skills within school, family and community settings. It serves as screening tool for the impact of motor skills deficits in children on activities of daily living, academic or school performance, leisure and play. This…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychomotor Skills, Check Lists, Screening Tests
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Colosimo, Siena; Brown, Ted – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2022
The "Test of Visual Perceptual Skills -- Fourth Edition" (TVPS-4) is a recently revised assessment of motor-free perceptual abilities, that was standardized in the United States. The TVPS-4 is commonly used by pediatric occupational therapists, health professionals and educators, therefore it is important that its psychometric properties…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Perception Tests, Occupational Therapy, Psychometrics
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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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