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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Current Issue: Volume 11, Issue 4 (2023) Fall 2023

Letter from the Editor

Applied Research


Examining the Delivery Mode of Mental Practice in Reducing Hemiparesis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Teresa M. Green, Nicole M. Fromm, Farida Sita Gayle, Jinna Lee, Wanyi Wang, and Asha K. Vas


Thermoplastic Material Selection and Barriers to Custom Orthotic Fabrication: A Survey of Occupational and Physical Therapists
Priya Bakshi, Daisy Castillo, Heidi Mitchener, Zoee Lagerhausen, Lauren Paisley, Amanda Quinlivan, and Brandi Andreae


Connected Rhythm: A Scoping Review of Therapeutic Drumming as an Intervention for Autistic Individuals
Zahava L. Friedman, Jorge Ochoa, Dina Prisco, and Francine M. Seruya

Topics in Education


Application of a Model of Family-Centered Harm Reduction in Community-Based Programming
Johnna Belkiewitz, Victoria G. Wilburn, Sydney Larson, and Kate Schrader

Policy and Advocacy

Opinions in the Profession

Letters to the Editor

Occupation and the Artist


Diane Powers Dirette, PhD, OTL, FAOTA
Managing Editor
Nancy Hock, Ph.D., OTRL, CHT
Associate Editor
Allison Chamberlain Miller, MS, OTR/L, CAPS
Assistant Editors
Debbie Amini, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Molly Bathje, PhD, OTR/L
Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller, Ph.D, DrOT, OTRL, CDP, FMiOTA, FAOTA
Beth Elenko, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, CLA, FAOTA
Shirley P. O'Brien, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Copy Editor
Cynthia J. Cunningham, PhD
Art Editor
Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L
Assistant Copy Editor
Aditi Tuell, MS, OTR/L, CHT, CLT

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Occupation and the Artist

Would you like to learn about the art featured on the cover? 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.

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