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 3 (2020) Summer 2020

Special Issue: Capstones in Occupational Therapy

This special issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (OJOT) focuses on student capstone manuscripts and occupation. Guest editors Drs. Rondalyn Whitney and Guy McCormack have collaborated to showcase the quality of the scholarship and a rich discussion in the profession on how capstone experiences and capstone projects for clinical doctoral degrees in occupational therapy (OTDs) are used to advance knowledge of the profession and the practice of occupational therapy. The “They Said” article is a compilation of leaders in the profession who bring a rich body of experience to the discussion of the doctoral capstone experience and capstone project in occupational therapy education.

Letter from the Editor

Applied Research


Effectiveness of Electronic Documentation: A Case Report
Christie Wroten, Susan Zapf, and Ellen Hudgins


Experience of Stigma Post Incarceration: A Qualitative Study
Rebecca Sinko, Tina DeAngelis, Bernadette Alpajora, Josephine Beker, and Ilyse Kramer


Bundling Payment Initiatives for Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasties: Perspectives of Health Care Professionals
Katherine Lally, Melinda Schultze, Hannah Ehresman, Helene L. Lohman, and Vanessa D. Jewell


Sensory-Based Interventions in the School Setting: Perspectives of Paraeducators
Lyn Kaiser, Marie-Christine Potvin, and Caitlin Beach

Guidelines for Practice and Technological Guidelines

Topics in Education

Opinions in the Profession

Occupation and the Artist


Guest Co-Editor
Rondalyn Whitney, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Guest Co-Editor
Guy McCormack, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
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, PhD, 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.

Sponsor Profile

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