Research Article
Issue Date: July/August 2021
Published Online: May 28, 2021
Updated: July 09, 2021
Occupational Therapy Interventions for Children and Youth Ages 5 to 21 Years
Author Affiliations
  • Stephanie Beisbier, OTD,OTR/L, is Associate Professor and Professional Entry Program Director, Occupational Therapy Program, Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI; beisbies@mtmary.edu
  • Susan Cahill, PhD,OTR/L, FAOTA, is Director of Evidence-Based Practice, American Occupational Therapy Association, North Bethesda, MD.
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Evidence Connection
Research Article   |   May 28, 2021
Occupational Therapy Interventions for Children and Youth Ages 5 to 21 Years
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 2021, Vol. 75, 7504390010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2021.754001
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 2021, Vol. 75, 7504390010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2021.754001
Abstract

Evidence Connection articles provide a clinical application of practice guidelines developed in conjunction with the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA’s) Evidence-Based Practice Program. Each article in the series summarizes the evidence from the published reviews on a given topic and presents an application of the evidence to a related clinical case. The articles illustrate how the research evidence from the practice guidelines can be used to inform and guide clinical decision making. In this Evidence Connection article, we describe a case report of a child receiving occupational therapy services and summarize the evaluation and intervention processes for supporting sleep, activities of daily living, and social participation. The practice guideline on this topic was published in the July/August 2020 issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (Cahill & Beisbier, 2020).