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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OJOT is excited to partner with MedBridge

to offer online CEUs through Breakouts - short, evidence-based video interviews featuring OJOT authors! Click here to learn more about this unique opportunity for discussions on hot topics in OT by leading researchers.


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Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 4 (2014) Fall 2014

Letter from the Editor


Introducing Breakouts
Diane Powers Dirette Ph.D., OTL

Applied Research


“I think relax, relax and it flows a lot easier”: Exploring client-generated relax strategies
Dianne Cirone OT Reg. (Ont.), MSc(RS) and Sara E. McEwen PT, PhD


Home-based Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Poststroke
Stephen Isbel HScD, Christine Chapparo PhD, David McConnell PhD, and Judy Ranka PhD


Relationships Among Occupation/Activity Patterns, Health and Stress Perceptions, and Life Orientation in Well Adults
Barbara Prudhomme White Ph.D., OTR/L; Amy Ma M.S., OT, UNH; and Deborah Whitney M.S., OTR/L

Guidelines for Practice and Technological Guidelines

Topics in Education


The Role of Reusable Learning Objects in Occupational Therapy Entry-Level Education
Bryan M. Gee PhD(c), MEd, OTR/L, BCP; Jane Strickland Ed.D.; and Lisa Salazar Ph.D.(c), M.Ed., MPH

Occupation and the Artist


Sculpting the Illness Experience
Molly Bathje MS, OTR/L



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.