The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal with a mission to publish high quality articles that focus on applied research, practice, and education in the occupational therapy profession. Specifically, the categories of articles published in OJOT include Applied Research, Guidelines for Practice and Technological Guidelines, Opinions in the Profession, Topics in Education, and Letters to the Editor.
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Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3 (2014) Summer 2014

Letter from the Editor


Questions about Race as a Research Variable
Diane Powers Dirette Ph.D., OTL

Applied Research


Influence of Home Environment on Participation in Home Activities of Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
Divya Sood OTD, OTR/L; Patti LaVesser Ph.D., OTR; and Caren Schranz DrOT, MS, OTR/L


Occupational Therapy After Myocardial or Cerebrovascular Infarction: Which Factors Influence Referrals?
Julia Drosselmeyer, Achim Jockwig, Karel Kostev, and Christina Heilmaier


The Impact of Fear of Falling on Functional Independence Among Older Adults Receiving Home Health Services
Katherine A. Lawson OTR, LMSSW, PhD and Eugenia Catalina Gonzalez Ph.D., OTR

Topics in Education


The Relationship between Admission Criteria and Fieldwork Performance in a Masters-Level OT Program: Implications for Admissions
Molly Bathje MS, OTR/L; Rebecca Ozelie DHS, OTR/L, BCPD; and Elisabeth Deavila MS, OTR/L


Impact of International Collaborative Project on Cultural Competence among Occupational Therapy Students
Divya Sood OTD, OTR/L; Danila Cepa DHS, OTR/L; Sebestina Anita Dsouza PhD; Shovan Saha MOT, PhD; Ruby Aikat MOT; and Alicia Tuuk

Occupation and the Artist



Diane Powers Dirette, Ph.D., OTL
Associate Editor
Allison K. Fox, MS, OTR/L
Chair, Occupational Therapy Department
Ben Atchison, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Copy Editor
Cynthia Klekar, Ph.D.
Art Editor
Molly Bathje, MS, OTR/L

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Occupation and the Artist

The “Occupation and the Artist” section of the Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT) highlights the use of art in the practice of occupational therapy (OT) and in the occupations of both consumers of OT services and its practitioners. Click here to explore this unique feature of OJOT.