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Research Article  |   March 1980
Single Subject Research Strategies in Occupational Therapy: Part 2
Author Affiliations
  • Bonnie Hacker, MHS, OTR, is Section Head of Occupational Therapy with the Division for Disorders of Development and Learning, Biological Sciences Research Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Research Article   |   March 1980
Single Subject Research Strategies in Occupational Therapy: Part 2
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1980, Vol. 34, 169-175. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.3.169
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 1980, Vol. 34, 169-175. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.3.169
Abstract

This second of a 2-part paper on single subject research is devoted to practical implementation issues. Using clinical examples, the challenge of transferring single subject research strategies to occupational therapy intervention approaches is explored. The therapeutic approaches of behavioral, motoric, and processing are employed to discuss the use of single subject methodology in occupational therapy. Initial research activities for those interested in documenting treatment results are described. Finally, directions for the future use of single subject research are discussed.