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Piller, Aimee; Torrez, Elizabeth – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
Fine motor deficits are often correlated with poor handwriting which can impact a variety of academic-related tasks. Occupational therapists (OTs) frequently provide interventions for the remediation of handwriting difficulties. Evidence exists to provide information as to the most effective forms of interventions used by occupational therapists.…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Intervention, Handwriting, Occupational Therapy
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Pingale, Vidya; Fletcher, Tina; Candler, Catherine – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
Objective: Investigate the effect of sensory diets on children's sensory processing, psychosocial skills, and classroom engagement behaviors in the school environment.Method: A single subject A-B-A design was used with three children attending 1st and 2nd-grade level special education classes in an urban public school. Three target behaviors…
Descriptors: Sensory Integration, Young Children, Occupational Therapy, Classroom Techniques
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Cantin, Noémi; Delisle, Isabelle; Baillargeon, Manon – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
Background: Considering the amount of time children spend sitting in school, concerns about the consequences of an improper sitting position have been raised.Purpose: Evaluate the outcome of an occupational therapy intervention implemented to reduce child-furniture incompatibility.Methods: Repeated-measures design utilizing a within-subject…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Children, Furniture, Elementary Schools
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Rybski, Debra; Israel, Heidi – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
Social skills and sensory processing were examined in 91 homeless or poor housed preschool children. The Social Skills Rating Scale measured children's social skills/behavior problems and the Short Sensory Profile measured sensory and behavioral responses. Children who were poor housed had better social skills, fewer problem behaviors and better…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Interpersonal Competence, Child Development, Sensory Integration
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Lin, Ling-Yi; Cherng, Rong-Ju – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
The study aimed to investigate the utilization rates and outcomes of early intervention services on motor development of children with undefined developmental delay, and examine the potential factors associated with children's motor development. A two time period comparison of 129 children with undefined developmental delays was conducted using…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Developmental Delays, Occupational Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment
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Demchick, Barbara B.; Ehler, Julia; Marramar, Shelly; Mills, Alison; Nuneviller, Amanda – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
PANDAS is characterized by rapid onset of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and/or tics following streptococcal infection in a previously healthy child. PANDAS is frequently misdiagnosed and misunderstood, which affects family quality of life (FQOL). A qualitative phenomenological design was used to examine FQOL in six families with a child with…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Diseases, Phenomenology, Quality of Life
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Shamsudin, Iylia Dayana; Yu, Mong-Lin; Brown, Ted – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often experience a lower quality of life, which impacts on their children's care, functioning and outcome and requires assessment and monitoring. Malaysia is a country presenting with an increasing prevalence of ASD and needs a linguistically and culturally appropriate quality of life…
Descriptors: Translation, Indonesian Languages, Cultural Differences, Validity
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Prusnek, Lori Lynn; Griffiths, Tara; Provident, Ingrid – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
Students with hearing impairments often have difficulty participating in age-appropriate occupations among peers due to hearing, communication, and social skill deficits. This pilot study aims to determine the effects social skills intervention has on the social participation of the hearing-impaired population using the Comfortable Cafeteria…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Students with Disabilities, Interpersonal Competence, Intervention
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Wilburn, Victoria G.; Wasmuth, Sally; Fehr, Callie; Brokamp, Kristen; Shupe, Mallory; Hursey, Brianna; Ross, Katie; Nelson, Jessica – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
Numerous studies have illustrated that participation in occupations--defined as meaningful life activities--is essential to wellness (AOTA, 2014). Social interaction is an important area of occupational participation for children in their roles as students (AOTA, 2014). Classroom design can impact student social participation; however, there is a…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Interaction, Grade 3, Furniture
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Murphy, Caitlin; Brown, Ted; Stagnitti, Karen – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
Participation is a multidimensional concept that has evolved from the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health as one's engagement in life. This study investigated the impact that personal and environmental factors have on typically developing children's activity participation (n = 18). Children and parents/caregivers…
Descriptors: Participation, Children, Activities, Leisure Time
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Bergstrom, Veronica N. Z.; O'Brien-Langer, Anna; Marsh, Rebeccah – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
How are mental health practitioners using Snoezelen rooms with children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) within a community mental health setting? Using purposive sampling, we collected information from seven practitioners on how they currently use Snoezelen rooms to support children with FASD and what evidence they believe is needed to…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Sensory Experience, Perceptual Development, Self Control
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Beyer, Olivia; Butler, Sabrina; Murphy, Bradley; Olig, Matthew; Skinner, Schye; Szczech Moser, Christy – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
Occupational therapists are continuously challenged to keep up with current concepts, theories, and research related to their specific area of practice. This review will highlight research related to the concepts of sensory integration and sensory processing as well as helpful websites, books and apps, in an attempt to facilitate a better…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Sensory Experience, Resources
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Clough, Cynthia – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the context of service delivery decision-making in school-based occupational therapy practice. Participants included 14 occupational therapists. The primary source of data came from semi-structured, open-ended interviews. Open inductive coding was used for in-vivo data analysis. Themes in the…
Descriptors: Occupational Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Delivery Systems, Decision Making
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Angell, Amber M.; Carroll, Theresa Carlson; Bagatell, Nancy; Chen, Cheryl; Kramer, Jessica M.; Schwartz, Ariel; Tallon, Mary Betsey; Hammel, Joy – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
School-based occupational therapists are well-equipped to prepare adolescents to transition from the education system to work and live in their communities, but they report challenges in securing their place on post-secondary transition planning teams. We argue that occupational therapists' efforts to advocate for their role in post-secondary…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Occupational Therapy, Individualized Transition Plans, Allied Health Personnel
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Laverdure, Patricia; McCann, Melissa; McLoone, Hannah; Moore, Laura; Reed, Leah – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2019
Comprehensive measures of the quality of occupational therapy services are critical as the profession as a whole and school-based occupational therapy (SBOT) practitioners in particular examine and strengthen the depth and breadth of the body of knowledge and improve, measure, and advocate for the value of their service to students, families, and…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Accountability, Occupational Therapy, Educational Environment
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