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This study identifies what helps and hinders pediatric occupational therapists in addressing the sleep health concerns of their clients as well as actionable steps that can be developed to promote the role of occupational therapy in supporting sleep.

This study provides information to help occupational therapists to work with family caregivers to prevent a decline in their self-care and improve their quality of life.

The study findings build on evidence that supports the use of a visual aid to improve autistic children’s independence with daily living skills.

After participation in the Engaged Feeders program, this study evaluated the relationships between the feeding challenge severity for autistic children and differences in caregivers’ intervention responses and outcomes.

The Spanish version of the Satisfaction With Daily Occupations and Occupational Balance intervention presented good psychometric properties, making it a suitable instrument to address participation level, satisfaction, and balance in stroke survivors.

The study findings reveal a gap between patient-reported outcomes and performance-based assessments in the context of medication management at home.

Occupational therapy based on the Comprehensive Environmental Questionnaire for older adults can improve health-related quality of life among community-dwelling older adults.

This study proposes a method to facilitate comparisons of children’s coloring skills with peers that can provide valuable insights into children’s development.

The study findings can help occupational therapy practitioners identify what state funding sources are available to help their clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities access environmental modifications to support community integration, self-determination, and independence.

The results of this study highlight the need to establish more accurate measurement methods to reduce the impact of response shifts on scores from the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure.

This study yielded the first consensus among people with Parkinson’s disease regarding their sense of responsibility in performing occupations as well as a classification system for charting the complexity of responsibility in occupations.

This study highlights the pivotal role that occupational therapy practitioners can play when working with transgender people who are experiencing mistreatment at work or school.

Occupational therapists can tailor specific interventions and policies that support autistic young adults to engage in important life activities within the community.

Integrating Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Plus (SBIRT–Plus) into professional graduate programs may be an optimal and low-cost model for training rehabilitation health care professionals.

When choosing interventions that support the overall well-being of their clients with mental illness, occupational therapists can use the Text–Picture Integration Scale to predict the public’s perspectives on mental illness.

Brief Report

The study results highlight the importance of considering the nutritive sucking ability of infants who were born preterm when evaluating their potential to achieve independent oral feedings.

The findings of this study highlight the valuable role that occupational therapists can play in helping autistic youth to achieve independence as adults by assessing their functional needs and strengths and by providing client-centered interventions.

The results of this study suggest that differences in hyporeactivity for children with autism may play a bigger role in classroom behavior and learning than previous literature has suggested.

Columns: The Issue Is . . .

The authors of this column propose that the profession of occupational therapy name “purpose in life” as an explicit intervention outcome and address disruptions of purpose in life in practice.

Evidence-Based Practice: Practice Guidelines

These Practice Guidelines support interventions that promote access, inclusion, engagement, and optimal participation in occupations that are meaningful to autistic people across the lifespan.


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