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OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to determine if there were significant relationships between dysfunction in sensory modulation, symptoms of affective disorders, and adaptive behaviors in children and adolescents with Asperger's disorder between 6 and 17 years of age. METHOD Parents of 50 children and adolescents between 6 and 17 years of age… (More)
SUMMARY This paper describes a program which provides occupational therapy services to a population of homeless individuals residing in an emergency shelter in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Principles of community-built practice were combined with the use of the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance to provide the theoretical approach for the program. A… (More)
Qualitative research methodology was used to explore supervisor perceptions of learning style characteristics required for student success in fieldwork. A focus discussion group was used to elicit success themes identified by clinicians. These themes were compared to learning style themes previously identified in quantitative studies. Techniques of… (More)
One-day surgery is increasing worldwide. Under general anesthesia in a private practice for maxillo-facial, plastic and reconstructive surgery the spectrum of surgical procedures on outpatients has been enlarged. Several aspects are discussed, including specific anesthesiological problems.
Career expectations contribute to job satisfaction, which ultimately affects personnel retention. This paper focuses on a current trend in career literature: career self-efficacy, judgments about the efficacy of one's career choice and adjustment. Career self-efficacy is relevant to occupational therapy in that therapists are leaving the profession because… (More)
Many factors contribute to homelessness, including extreme poverty, extended periods of unemployment, shortages of low-income housing, deinstitutionalization, and substance abuse. As a result, the needs of people who are homeless are broad and complex. This needs assessment used literature reviews, review of local documents and reports, participant… (More)
SUMMARY This paper discusses the move of occupational therapy practitioners towards providing services for people who are homeless, presents the results of an internet-based survey of assessment tools used with this population, and provides an overview of this volume's papers while discussing the current status of occupational therapy interventions.