Editorial  |   July 2013
Systematic Reviews of the Effectiveness of Interventions Used in Occupational Therapy Early Childhood Services
Author Affiliations
  • Jane Case-Smith, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Professor and Director, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University, 406 Atwell Hall, 453 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210; Jane.Case-Smith@osumc.edu
Article Information
Early Intervention / Evidence-Based Practice / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / School-Based Practice / From the Desk of the Guest Editor
Editorial   |   July 2013
Systematic Reviews of the Effectiveness of Interventions Used in Occupational Therapy Early Childhood Services
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July/August 2013, Vol. 67, 379-382. doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.007872
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July/August 2013, Vol. 67, 379-382. doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.007872
In this issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, the project leaders, including Marian Arbesman, Deborah Lieberman, and myself are pleased to present five systematic review articles that examine the effectiveness of early childhood interventions used by occupational therapy practitioners. Occupational therapists have a long history of working with infants and young children with disabilities and developmental delays and have had leadership roles in providing interventions to children across hospital, home, community, and school settings. The profession’s emphasis on family-centered approaches; expertise in how to promote children’s play and functional performance; and focus on the interactions among children, their occupations, and their environments position occupational therapists as vital members of early intervention teams.
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