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 8, Issue 4 (2020) Fall 2020

Letter from the Editor

Special Section: COVID-19


Doing It Right: OT Meeting Population Needs with COVID-19
Amanda Balser, Shirley P. O'Brien, and Peggy Wittman

Applied Research


Transition in Occupations of Refugees During Resettlement
Karen McCarthy, Jacqueline-Elizabeth Cantrell, Jennifer Daine, Kimberley Keagan Banuelos, and Adam Chan


Case Report: Optimizing Daily Function for People with Below-elbow Limb Deficiency with the SoftHand Pro
Amanda Theuer, Sasha Blue Godfrey, Kristin Zhao, Ryan Breighner, Manuel Catalano, Marco Santello, Antonio Bicchi, and Karen L. Andrews

Guidelines for Practice and Technological Guidelines

Topics in Education

Opinions in the Profession


Toward a Defined Role for Occupational Therapy in Foster Care Transition Programming
Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth, Molly Hahn-Floyd, Heather J. Williamson, and Catherine Lockmiller

Occupation and the Artist


Diane Powers Dirette, PhD, OTL, FAOTA
Managing Editor
Ben J. Atchison, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Associate Editor
Allison Chamberlain Miller, MS, OTR/L
Copy Editor
Cynthia J. Cunningham, PhD
Art Editor
Jennifer Fortuna, MS, OTR/L
Assistant Copy Editor
Rachel Harley, OTS

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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.

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