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Can sensory gallery guides for children with sensory processing challenges improve their museum experience?
(Journal of Museum Education, 2018-01-26)
Children routinely visit art museums as part of their educational experience and family time, many of them having special needs. The number of children diagnosed with autism and sensory processing disorders is increasing. ...
Factors that bring meaning to mementos created by elders
(Aging & Mental Health, 2016-02-01)
Objectives: Reminiscing activity groups are commonly seen in various elder care settings This study addresses the impact of reminiscence activity groups, specifically a program where group members create their own mementos, ...
Exploring how live theaters promote participation for children with special needs
(Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 2017-09-13)
Aim: Increasing usage of cultural arts venues by children with special needs has created a need to optimize participation planning. A team of three occupational therapy graduate students and one faculty researcher was ...
Art making and identity formation in children and adolescents with differing social behaviors
(Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 2017-10-13)
Not everyone develops social behaviors and interaction skills in an expected manner. This study explored the relationship between art making and identity formation in children and adolescents who were identified as having ...
A natural approach in mental health practice: Occupational adaptation revealed
(Occupational Therapy in Mental Health:, 2012-06-08)
A single case study of the stories told by one occupational therapist about her clients in mental health settings is presented. Qualitative analysis revealed key concepts of the role of the occupational therapist as defined ...
Reclaiming and proclaiming the use of crafts in occupational therapy
(Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (Online), 2016)
Factors influencing adherence to an app-based exercise program in adolescents with painful hyperkyphosis
(Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders, 2018)
Background: Software applications (apps) could potentially promote exercise adherence. However, it is unclear whether adolescents with painful hyperkyphosis will use an app designed for a home exercise program. The purpose ...
Does handwriting instruction have a place in the instructional day? The relationship between handwriting quality and academic success
(Cogent Education, 2017-10-03)
Handwriting is a foundational skill needed by students to demonstrate competency in reading, writing, and math. Occupational therapists who work in schools are tasked with providing remedial services for students who ...
Occupational therapy in acute care: Predictors of occupational competence and hospital readmission
PURPOSE: This dissertation explored predictors of occupational competence and hospital readmission for individuals with chronic health conditions in acute care. It also investigated occupational therapists’ perspectives ...
The use of the Remotivation Process in an occupational therapy program for breast cancer-related lymphedema: A feasibility study
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema affects a significant number of women with breast cancer. It affects a woman's occupational performance and adaptation, and quality of life. Self-Management Programs (SMP) have been utilized for ...