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.
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OJOT announces a Call for Papers
for a special issue on Interprofessional Practice and Education. Click here for details!

Western Michigan University is accepting applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy. Click here for more information.

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Current Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2 (2016) Spring 2016

Letter from the Editor

Applied Research


A Comparison of Print and Cursive Handwriting in Fifth and Sixth Grade Students: A Pilot Study
Anne H. Zachry, Allison P. Doan, Stephanie B. Lancaster, Brittany Simmons, Cary Smith, and Jaclyn N. Wicker


Feasibility of a Research Protocol to Investigate the Effect of the TherapressureTM Program Using Salivary Cortisol
Scott Weeks, Kobie Boshoff, Hugh Stewart, Shona Kelly, and Chris B. Della Vedova


Use of Occupational Performance Coaching for stroke survivors (OPC-Stroke) in late rehabilitation: A descriptive case study
Danika Belliveau, Isabelle Belliveau, Aniane Camire-Raymond, Dorothy Kessler, and Mary Egan


An Open-Access Review to Determine Best Evidence-Based Practice for COPD
Beth Ann Walker, Heidi Breckner, Morgan Carrier, Wendy Pullen, Erin Reagan, Lisa Telfer, and Taryn Zimmerman

Topics in Education


Knowledge Translation Activities in Occupational Therapy Organizations: The Canadian Landscape
Catherine A. Donnelly, Heidi Cramm, Amanda Mofina, Marie-Eve Lamontagne, Shalini Lal, and Heather Colquhoun


Interprofessional Education in Occupational Therapy: The Idaho State University Model
Bryan M. Gee, Jennifer Holst, Kathleen Baron, Eydie Kendall, Sarah Knudson, Laura McKnight, and Karren Streagle

Opinions in the Profession


Assessing functional impairment in individuals with mild cognitive impairment
Patricia da Cunha Belchior, Taranpreet Bains, Jennifer Hargadon, Sofia Tran, Courtney Uphoff, Jade Chiu W. Kwok, Navaldeep Kaur, and Isabelle Gelinas

Occupation and the Artist


Diane Powers Dirette, Ph.D., OTL
Managing Editor
Ben Atchison, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Associate Editor
Allison Chamberlain Fox, MS, OTR/L
Copy Editor
Cynthia J. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Art Editor
Lydia Royeen, MOT, OTR/L

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Occupation and the Artist

The “Occupation and the Artist” section of OJOT highlights the use of art in the practice of OT and in the occupations of both consumers of OT services and its practitioners. Click here to explore this unique feature of OJOT.

Sponsor Profile

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