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Table 1.

Summary of Available CATs on Children and Youth from the AOTA EBP Project as of October 2019

Available CATs, Category (nCAT Themes and Topics (n
Early intervention (13) Motor development (3)
  • • Early intervention

  • • Preschool

  • • Cerebral palsy

ADLs (3)
  • • Feeding

  • • Toileting

  • • Sleep

Cognition (4)
  • • Parent-implemented interventions

  • • Interventions in preschool classrooms

  • • OT and team-led interventions for preschool-aged children

  • • OT and team-led interventions for premature and developmentally delayed infants

Mental health (3)
  • • Touch-based interventions

  • • Parent–child interaction

  • • Parent and teacher instruction-based interventions

 
Children and youth ages 5–21 yr and school-based practice (19) Occupations (5)
  • • ADLs

  • • Driving and community mobility

  • • Health management

  • • Rest and sleep

  • • Play and leisure

Learning and academic achievement (5)
  • • Handwriting

  • • Literacy

  • • Physical activity

  • • Educational participation

  • • Social participation

Mental health (9)
  • • Yoga interventions

  • • Video and computer games

  • • Occupations and life skills training

  • • Outdoor activities and camps

  • • Play activities and occupations

  • • Sports activities

  • • Mindfulness interventions

  • • Creative arts activities and occupations

  • • Animal-assisted activities and occupations

 
Autism spectrum disorder (13) Occupations (3)
  • • ADLs, IADLs, sleep

  • • Education

  • • Work

Social interaction, stereotypical or repetitive behaviors, play and leisure (3)
  • • Restricted and repetitive behaviors, play, and leisure

  • • Social skills

  • • Social communication

Family interaction (1): Parent self-efficacy, coping, resiliency, and participation
Sensory-based and ASI interventions (6)
  • • ASI Interventions for autism

  • • Sensory-based interventions

  • • Weighted vest

  • • Dynamic seating surface

  • • Sound therapies

  • • Sensory aspects of an environment

 
Sensory processing and sensory integration (4) 
  •   ASI

  •   Sensory-based strategies and environmental interventions

  •   Parent and teacher strategies

  •   Cognitive and occupation-based interventions

 
Available CATs, Category (nCAT Themes and Topics (n
Early intervention (13) Motor development (3)
  • • Early intervention

  • • Preschool

  • • Cerebral palsy

ADLs (3)
  • • Feeding

  • • Toileting

  • • Sleep

Cognition (4)
  • • Parent-implemented interventions

  • • Interventions in preschool classrooms

  • • OT and team-led interventions for preschool-aged children

  • • OT and team-led interventions for premature and developmentally delayed infants

Mental health (3)
  • • Touch-based interventions

  • • Parent–child interaction

  • • Parent and teacher instruction-based interventions

 
Children and youth ages 5–21 yr and school-based practice (19) Occupations (5)
  • • ADLs

  • • Driving and community mobility

  • • Health management

  • • Rest and sleep

  • • Play and leisure

Learning and academic achievement (5)
  • • Handwriting

  • • Literacy

  • • Physical activity

  • • Educational participation

  • • Social participation

Mental health (9)
  • • Yoga interventions

  • • Video and computer games

  • • Occupations and life skills training

  • • Outdoor activities and camps

  • • Play activities and occupations

  • • Sports activities

  • • Mindfulness interventions

  • • Creative arts activities and occupations

  • • Animal-assisted activities and occupations

 
Autism spectrum disorder (13) Occupations (3)
  • • ADLs, IADLs, sleep

  • • Education

  • • Work

Social interaction, stereotypical or repetitive behaviors, play and leisure (3)
  • • Restricted and repetitive behaviors, play, and leisure

  • • Social skills

  • • Social communication

Family interaction (1): Parent self-efficacy, coping, resiliency, and participation
Sensory-based and ASI interventions (6)
  • • ASI Interventions for autism

  • • Sensory-based interventions

  • • Weighted vest

  • • Dynamic seating surface

  • • Sound therapies

  • • Sensory aspects of an environment

 
Sensory processing and sensory integration (4) 
  •   ASI

  •   Sensory-based strategies and environmental interventions

  •   Parent and teacher strategies

  •   Cognitive and occupation-based interventions

 

Note. CATs can be found at https://www.aota.org/Practice/Children-Youth/Evidence-based.aspx. ADLs = activities of daily living; AOTA = American Occupational Therapy Association; EBP = Evidence-Based Practice; ASI = Ayres Sensory Integration; CATs = Critically Appraised Topics; IADLs = instrumental activities of daily living; OT = occupational therapy.

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