Volume 9, Issue 3 (2021) Summer 2021

Special Issue on Early Intervention

This special issue highlights current practice and research in occupational therapy with our youngest clients, from birth to 3 years of age, and their families in early intervention (EI). Guest editor Dr. Beth Elenko proposes we integrate AOTA’s core competencies in practice and research for young children and their families in EI. This special issue includes two “They Said” features. The first is Drs. Rush and Sheldon, pioneers in promoting effective coaching strategies, who share their experiences in the evolution of coaching and insights on family focused practices. The second is a panel of interprofessional educators in an academic partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Bureau of Early Intervention in the Division of Family and Child Health, who shared their collaborative experiences discussing the impact of interprofessional education in EI to outline the critical importance to incorporate education in EI practice for future providers. This issue presents several applied research articles that help guide clinical practice in EI.

Letter from the Editor

Special Section: Early Intervention


Observing and Promoting Normative Developmental Outcomes: Reciprocity is Key
Nicki L. Aubuchon-Endsley, Bryan M. Gee, Heather L. Ramsdell, Nancy Devine, Hillary E. Swann-Thomsen, Nicholas Burgett, Leah R. Kollmeyer, and Michele R. Brumley


Plagiocephaly Perception and Prevention: A Need to Intervene Early to Educate Parents
Sonja Burmeister, Allison N. Kayne, Ali R. Yazdanyar, J. Nathan Hagstrom, and David B. Burmeister

Applied Research


A Comparison of Activity Participation between Children with and without Asthma
Jacqueline R. Jezioro, Sharon A. Gutman, Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, Virginia Rauh, Frederica P. Perera, and Rachel L. Miller


A Comparison of Two Keyboarding Instruction Methods Over 2 Years for Elementary Students
Denise K. Donica, Peter Giroux, Young Joo Kim, and Sydney Branson

Guidelines for Practice and Technological Guidelines

Occupation and the Artist


Guest Editor
Beth K. Elenko, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, CLA
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, MS, OTR/L

You may at ot-ojot@wmich.edu

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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