AJOT Autism Special Issue Call for Papers

The American Journal of Occupational Therapy announces a call for papers for a special issue on occupational therapy and autism. The journal seeks research papers examining:

  • Intervention effectiveness
  • Instrument development and testing
  • Clinical classification and subtyping (literature reviews will NOT be reviewed).

Objectives of this issue are to generate empirical research supporting occupational therapy’s role in the treatment autism for use by consumers, insurers, and other health care professionals.

To indicate interest, email an abstract of your proposed submission to Dr. Roseann Schaaf, guest editor, at roseann.schaaf@jefferson.edu, by February 28, 2011.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words should contain the headings Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Papers matching the goals of the special issue will be invited for formal submission.

The deadline for paper submission is July 30, 2011. Authors invited for formal submission will receive an e-mail message with formatting specifications and author guidelines.

Chris Davis, Director, AOTA Press
301-652-6611, ext. 2653

Source: OT Connections

Effectiveness of an Evidence Based Practice (EBP) Program for Filipino Physiotherapists

When & Where
January 23 and May 8, 2011
College Of Rehabilitation Sciences Computer Barn
University Of Santo Tomas
Manila, Philippines

This is to invite Filipino physiotherapists to be one of the participants in a continuing education training and update in physiotherapy practice entitled: Effectiveness of an Evidence Based Practice (EBP) program for Filipino Physiotherapists. This project aims to teach Filipino physiotherapists about the concepts of EBP and the knowledge and skills related to practice in an EBP manner considering the nature of practice in the Philippines.

Training includes free food (lunch and snacks) and certificates of attendance (cpe units to be applied for). You will also have a chance to win a free roundtrip ticket to Adelaide, Australia in July or August 2011 and be involved in a project at the International Centre For Allied Health Evidence, for a period of 10 days! Invitation letter for visa application will also be provided to facilitate the travel.

For further details or to register your interest, please contact:
Janine Margarita R. Dizon
PhD Researcher – University of South Australia
Faculty – University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines
Mobile: + 632 9088687110
Email: Janine.Dizon@postgrads.unisa.edu.au / Janine.Dizon@unisa.edu.au

EBP Information Sheet

Participation and Environment Measure Survey (PEP): A New Parent Survey

Hello everybody!

I am helping some colleagues and peers at Boston University with a research grant project. If you are a parent of a child 6-16 years old (with or without disability) and residing in Canada or the United States, you are encouraged to take the PEP survey online at this link and win an iPod Touch. To participate, click here.

The Participation and Environment Project (PEP) is a federally funded project through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education. This project involves collaboration among researchers in the United States (Wendy Coster, Boston University and Gary Bedell, Tufts University) and Canada (Mary Law, McMaster University). Here is an excerpt from the letter sent to me by my former BU professor, Mary Khetani, MA, OTR:

“For the past two years, we have been working closely with parents, researchers, and service providers to develop the Participation and Environment Measure-Children and Youth Version (PEM-CY), an online survey to gather parent input about how their children participate in typical activities in the home, at school, and in the community. Parents are asked to report on the kinds of activities their children participate in, how often and how much they participate, whether or not they desire change and if so what type(s) of change, and what helps and/or hinders their child’s participation in each environment. We designed this survey to gather information to enable policymakers to be more responsive to the participation related needs of families.”

Thank you.

Global Delphi Survey of Occupational Therapy Pain Assessments

Researchers from the School of Occupational Therapy at Texas Woman’s University Dallas Campus are seeking occupational therapy experts located world wide as part of a Delphi study on assessing pain across cultures. The purpose of the study is to globally pilot the efficiency and effectiveness of electronically distributed Delphi survey methods to identify the type of pain assessments being used by occupational therapists globally and the frequency and context of use of participant identified pain assessments in occupational therapy clinical practice, education, and/or research.

Requirements include: English literacy or access to translation, access to a computer, and internet.

If interested, click here to access letter of consent and survey. Round I will be available February 10, 2010 through March 3, 2010, and Round II available March 24, 2010 through April 14, 2010. We all know pain can be quite disabling and lead you to disability, so the researchers would appreciate your participation and contribution of knowledge of pain assessments in an effort to further the field of occupational therapy.

Source: WFOT

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