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Letter to the Editor

Health Policy Perspectives

In this Health Policy Perspectives article, we emphasize the need for reimbursement and propose pathways for new and perhaps untapped or underutilized models of reimbursement for occupational therapy practitioners.

Research Articles

This study provides evidence for establishing functional cognition as a unique construct that is distinct from executive function as well as from fluid and crystallized cognition, and supports occupational therapy professionals in establishing the profession’s role in evaluating and treating functional cognition deficits to support patients’ return to desired occupations in the family, workplace, and community.

Using the Upper Extremity Fugl-Meyer Assessment (UE–FMA) as a comparison, the Functional Upper Extremity Levels (FUEL) is a valid tool to assess the upper extremity in an acute neurological population and supports the value of the FUEL’s application in clinical poststroke care.

Elucidating the relationships between feeding performance and neurobehavior during the neonatal period allows for a better understanding of potential contributors to early feeding challenges and enables occupational therapists to take a holistic approach in addressing feeding difficulties and identifying targets for intervention.

Brief Report

The study findings support the need for and use of meaningful activities to support well-being and health for adults with low income. Occupational therapy practitioners can use measures such as the Engagement in Meaningful Activities Survey (EMAS) to strategically infuse aspects of meaning that promote engagement and foster well-being.

Columns: Brief Report

The results of this study inform a meaningful and necessary plan to train new occupational therapy faculty members as academicians and to ensure continuing development of experienced faculty for optimal performance and retention.

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Columns: The Issue Is . . .

This article identifies examples of microaggressions and suggests strategies to address implicit bias and microaggressions in occupational therapy programs.

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