Journal Article

Gender Dysphoria and the role of Occupational Therapy

Each month at Ability Partners, our hard working Occupational Therapists gather to present, analyse and discuss different journal articles. They recently covered the following journal: Murphy, Melanie; Tinsley Schaefer, Julie; and Washington, Enjoli, “Gender Dysphoria and the Role of Occupational Therapy” (2017). School of Occupational Master’s Capstone Projects. 14. Summary of Journal Article This journal …

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Title: Streamlining the AAT Appeals Process: A Beacon of Hope for NDIS Participants

A Beacon of Hope for NDIS Participants

Navigating the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can be a challenging journey for participants, particularly when it comes to appealing decisions made by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) regarding allocated funding. The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) process serves as a crucial avenue for those dissatisfied with their plan outcomes. In the past, the AAT …

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Executive functioning in children with ASD, ADHD and ASD,ID

Executive functioning in children with ASD + ADHD and ASD + ID: A systematic review. This journal article was sourced to inform clinical practice for an existing case with details as follows: Diagnoses; Autism Spectrum Disrdoer (ASD) Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Intellectual Disability (ID) Impairments;  Executive Functioning deficits – presenting as difficulty completing schoolwork, …

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Factors affecting quality of life in children and adolescents with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

Factors affecting the quality of life in children and adolescents with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and other hypermobility spectrum disorders. This journal article was sourced to inform clinical practice for an existing case with details as follows: Diagnoses; Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS). Hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD). Impairments; Holistic Approach / Quality of Life (Qol) Physical capacity. …

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Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention

Ability Partners have sourced the journal article, Building Better Teams: Impact of Education And Coaching Intervention on Interprofessional Collaboration Between Teachers and Occupational Therapists in Schools, to inform clinical practice for an existing case. The impairments within the case include impulse control, organisation, emotional regulation, maintaining attention and sensory regulation. Methodology Review: Quantitative Quasi-experimental study – …

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Paediatric OT for children with disabilities

Ability Partners have sourced the journal article, Effectiveness of paediatric occupational therapy for children with disabilities, to inform clinical practice for an existing case. Our NDIS client was diagnosed with ASD, ADHD, SPD and ODD, and has impairments with developing independence, regulating senses and emotions and life skills. Paediatric Occupational Therapy (OT) A child’s life …

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Adults with Intellectual Disability doing horticulture

Journal Club: Occupational Therapy Intervention for Adults

Intellectual Disability (ID) in adults requires Occupational Therapists to use a range of habilitative approaches. Through available evidence, Occupational Therapists must guide intervention planning that address the difficulty in managing formal supports, social interactions and plan budgets throughout Intellectual Disability adulthood. Journal ReviewEvidence to Inform Occupational Therapy Intervention With Adults With Intellectual Disability: A Scoping …

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Journal Club: Telehealth for Occupational Therapy

During the pandemic, telehealth became popular in allied health and Occupational Therapy to replace face-to-face therapy during strict government restrictions. Telehealth is still being used as a primary therapy and a supplementary therapy. Journal in review: Telehealth for the Provision of Occupational Therapy: Reflections on Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic Methodology review This journal is …

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Journal Club: ‘Self-care and Wellbeing in Mental Health Professionals: The Mediating Effects of Self-awareness and Mindfulness’

Ability Partners Journal Club is all about becoming a better Evidence-Based Occupational Therapists. Journals are carefully selected by our therapists and discussed fortnightly between Ability Partners staff. Journal in review: Self-care and Wellbeing in Mental Health Professionals: The Mediating Effects of Self-awareness and Mindfulness. Methodology review The study surveyed 148 mental health professionals holding a …

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Journal Club: ‘Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adolescents: A Scoping Review’

It’s the inaugural Ability Partners Journal Club! This Journal Club is all about becoming a better Evidence-Based Occupational Therapist.  Journal in review: Clarkson, C, Boshoff, L & Kernot J 2021, ‘Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adolescents: A Scoping Review’, The Allied Health Scholar, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 51-102. Practical applications and take homes: OT interventions …

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