Functional Changes After Occupational Therapy Among Individuals With a Distal Radius Fracture: A Longitudinal Study
This study identified two factors associated with better occupational therapy outcomes after a distal radius fracture (DRF): early initiation of therapy and a higher number of occupational therapy sessions.
Efficacy of Motor Interventions on Functional Performance Among Preschool Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial
This study’s rigorous tests of motor skills interventions support ways to manage motor difficulties in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). An occupational therapy intervention based on motor learning theory could benefit preschool children with ASD, especially in terms of manual coordination ability and overall gross and fine motor skills.
This study identifies differences in sensory processing between patients with a primary diagnosis of depression and those with a primary diagnosis of substance use disorder. Providing appropriate sensory experiences may allow patients to function at an optimal level by improving their ability to self-regulate emotions and behaviors.
Eating and Sensory Features of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Typically Developing Peers
This study reports novel information taken from comparisons of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with eating problems and those with ASD without eating problems with typically developing groups of children.
Promoting Participation-Focused Practices in Inclusive Educational Settings: Stakeholders’ Perspectives Following a Knowledge Translation Initiative
This study presents two knowledge translation programs that target both occupational therapists and managers in the educational system. The programs promote a shift in school-based occupational therapy services toward a focus on participation and environment.
Early Intensive Bimanual Stimulation Program (BB-Bim) for Infants at Risk of Unilateral Cerebral Palsy: A Randomized, Multiple-Baseline, Single-Case Study
Parent-provided, daily, early intensive bimanual stimulation (BB–Bim) at home is feasible when parents are coached weekly by an occupational therapist. BB–Bim seems to improve functional interactions between the hands among infants at high risk of unilateral cerebral palsy.
This is the first study to assess adolescents’ mindset in the context of their participation in everyday activities. The findings demonstrate the significant contribution of mindsets and can be incorporated into occupational therapy interventions aimed at promoting adolescents’ optimal participation.
An Examination of Positive and Negative Outcomes During the COVID-19 Pandemic Among Persons With Multiple Sclerosis
This study provides information to occupational therapy clinicians about how persons with multiple sclerosis coped in both positive and negative ways during the COVID-19 pandemic, which will help clinicians to provide better services to this population in the face of stressful events.
Habit Formation Intervention to Improve Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management Behaviors: A Feasibility Study
The study findings suggest that an occupation-based habit formation intervention is feasible and shows promise for improving self-management behaviors for people with Type 2 diabetes.
Efficacy of Early Enhanced Occupational Therapy in an Intensive Care Unit (EFFORT–ICU): A Single-Site Feasibility Trial
This article highlights the evidence for and efficacy of occupational therapy service delivery in intensive care units.
Leadership Development of Women of Color in Occupational Therapy: A Qualitative Intersectional Analysis
This study expands leadership inquiry in occupational therapy to include the perspectives of women of color and to better understand the patterns of social identity categories in leadership achievement.
This is the first systematic review of assessments of cortical or cerebral visual impairment (CVI) feasible for use by occupational therapy practitioners.
Columns: Brief Report
This brief report highlights the severity of participation restrictions among people with chronic stroke. Moreover, this report shows that people with stroke feel a lack of inclusion in the community and that participation is associated with mental and physical health.
Columns: The Issue Is . . .
This column discusses how although select occupational therapy programs in the United States may individually be considering shifting to, or have shifted to, a competency-based education framework, there is no national movement to explore adopting the model for occupational therapy or a consensus on defined outcomes for the profession.
Promoting Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Caring Communities: Why It Matters to Occupational Therapy
In this The Issue Is column, the authors assert that occupational therapy academic programs have a unique role to play in advancing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion by creating caring communities.