WFOT 2018 Programme

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CONFERENCE DAY 1 - Tuesday 22 May 2018
7:00 Registration opens
8:30 SE-01 Official Welcome and Opening Ceremony

SE-02 Keynote 1
Elelwani Ramugondo
Healing work: Intersections for decoloniality

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12:30 LUNCH
12:30-13:30 WFOT Workshop
Claudia von Zweck and Sandra Bressler
WFOT International Quality Indicators for Occupational Therapy
13:30 SE-06 SE-07 SE-08 SE-09 SE-10 SE-11 SE-12 SE-13 SE-14 GP-101

Health Systems and Planning In Congress Workshop Teaching and Learning Teaching and Learning Children, Youth and Family: Partnerships Facilitating Active Participation Research Institute - World Café session Occupation Based Community Development General Disabilities/Physical/Sensory Guided Posters

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Sandra Moll Jenni Mace Julia Skelton Nikki Vermeulen Raviraj Shetty Hatice Abaoglu TBC Andreja Bartolac Emma-Louise Newbery  

Do Live Well: International perspectives on an Occupational Therapy Health Promotion Framework

Occupational Justice as the freedom to do and be: A conceptual tool for advocating for human rights
Occupational Therapy Workforce Data: How to use data to influence demand Teaching and Learning Strategies used in the supervision of occupational therapy students in community fieldwork practice The I’m-Perfect Fathers Group: A gathering of fathers of children with disabilities The effectiveness of Emotional awareness training intervention in people with schizophrenia: A new approach

Examining the experience of social and occupational participation among persons with physical disabilities: Building a model of occupational deprivation and stress The WHODAS 2.0 as a tool for reflective practice in client centred rehabilitation: Investigating an occupational therapist's assumptions about the disability experience of inpatients at a South Africa neuro and spinal rehabilitation hospital  

Tatenda John Maphosa Roshni Khatri Georgia Canty Sinem SALAR Claudia Andrews
Lisa Holmlund Maatje Kloppers  

Legislative framework for the provision of Occupational Therapy services in public schools in Zimbabwe The first OT Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): An innovative approach to positioning the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability to Impact International Practice What strategies can assist entry-level occupational therapy programs to be occupation-based? The effect of occupational therapy intervention on the occupational competence of women victimized by domestic violence Mental health care users’ perceptions and experiences of the use of social Networking sites
Focus on experiences of return to work after spinal cord injury - using photovoice
Innovative physical group treatment in resource constrained environments  

Lebogang Maseko

Pavlina Psychouli and Mary Zadnik

Shira Yalon-Chamovitz Eckiwe kamanga Bongisa Shumane
Fiona Howlett Susan Magasi  

Perceptions of the impact of the national health insurance on occupational therapy services Cross-cultural e-Learning between Cypriot and American occupational therapy students: A pilot study Deconstructing hierarchies: Service users as co-teachers in occupational therapy education Empowering carers of children with disabilities in Zambia: a participatory group approach A case study exploring forensic mental health care users’ experience of occupational engagement during the forensic leave of absence process in Eastern Cape, South Africa
The value and meaning of a community centre service for refugees and asylum seekers: culture, collectivism and application for occupational therapy practice Healthcare Survival Skills: Feasibility, acceptability and preliminary outcomes of an Occupational Therapist-Disability Peer Led Intervention to promote healthcare access, quality and outcomes for people with disabilities

Rodolfo Morrison

Emma Ashcroft Katrina Bannigan Julia Sterman Lyne Desrosiers
Pat Chung Denise Franzsen  

Public action and sexual diversity in Chile: social constructions in democracy (1990-2016). An Occupational Therapy perspective An innovative education model to build capacity for the future of occupational therapy (OT) in developing countries: Vietnam case study

Developing a common framework for documenting case studies in occupational therapy

Parent strategies to support outdoor play for children with disabilities: An ecocultural perspective

Occupational challenges of mothers with Borderline Personality Disorder

The perspectives of people living with dementia on Enablement Services at home

The occupational performance profile, quality of life and community reintegration of patients with burn injuries post-discharge in the north west province, South Africa  

Rogini Pillay  

An Exploration of Burn Survivors’ Experiences of Pressure Garment Therapy at a tertiary hospital in South Africa: The Impact of this on service delivery  

Juanita Bester TBC Inge Speth-Lemmens Khanya Nco Antoine Bailliard
Gail Whiteford John Ignatovich and Ellen Mclaughlin  

Practical use of the logic model in project management and evaluation TBC Monitoring, evaluation and addressing of professional behavior of Occupational Therapy students: a challenge all over the world.

An exploration of the experiences and perceptions of caregivers of children with disabilities regarding community-based rehabilitation services in a rural setting in South Africa

Bridging neuroscience, function and intervention: A scoping review of sensory processing and mental illness

Advancing Occupational Justice in Institutional Settings: A Practice Based Enquiry Approach

Occupational Therapy Strategies for Addressing Depression in Patients with Physical Disabilities  

Caroline Fischl Barbara Gilbertson Mia Vermaak  

Assessing engagement in digital technology-supported occupations – First steps in taking on the challenge Developing cultural aAwareness in occupational therapy education:  A pilot study of student learning in two parallel rehabilitation cases "Dialysis completely controls your life"1: the occupational performance and participation of chronic haemodialysis receivers in South Africa  

Fatima Hendricks

Michelle Bissett Nadine Larivière Sandra Dunbar Debra Smuts
Jennie McAdam Miryam Weiss  

Perceptions of authentic leadership development by occupational therapy students participating in a pilot national leadership camp in South Africa Competency development from role-emerging placements: A synthesis of the qualitative literature on students' perspectives Aligning national and international standards for the education of occupational therapists: Mapping the Canadian accreditation standards to the revised World Federation of Occupational Therapists minimum standards Exploring the occupation of mothering from diverse angles The Advantages of including Tension Release Exercises ® in an occupational group therapy programme
"Water is Life" - The occupational injustice of performing survival tasks in rural South Africa
Pain, social support, role load and life satisfaction in women with chronic fatigue syndrome  

Satish Mishra Amy Darragh Rialda Hattingh Mable Mushonga Verena C. Tatzer

Rieke Hengelaar

Angelica Reyes  

The need to scale up rehabilitation Holistic admissions: Improving diversity in the occupational therapy workforce Peer-assisted learning during undergraduate fieldwork education: evidence of Fink’s theory of significant learning An investigation of the knowledge of grade one and two teachers regarding children with special learning needs in Khomas, Namibia:  A comparative study of teachers at mainstream and special schools
I pull myself together, but it is no use'  – Experiences of activity, occupation and participation of people with advanced dementia living in long-term-care

Community Development in Interprofessional Health and Social Care Education: How Can International Student Workshops Be Organized?

Occupational therapists’ pain knowledge: A national survey

Helen Cornelissen Cori Schmitz Nerida Hyett Ana Amélia Cardoso Riekie Engelbrecht
Katrine Sauvé-Schenk Katherine Fowden  

Involvement by occupational therapists in Ireland, in a National Reform Programme to develop multidisciplinary integrated models of care to improve and standardise the quality of care and access for all patients in an integrated and cost effective manner Student and university roles in preparing occupational therapy students for practice: A model for work-readiness Trialling virtual cross-cultural learning with Australian and Hong Kong allied health students to improve cultural competence and employability Is combining occupational performance coaching for parents with Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance Approach (CO-OP) better than CO-OP alone in treating Brazilian children with developmental coordination disorder? A randomized clinical trial The effect of an occupational therapy mental health day treatment centre on the use of inpatient services in the Western Cape, South Africa
Impact of low income and linguistic minority context on post-stroke participation: a situation of occupational disadvantage Health practitioner’s experiences of factors for the early case detection of leprosy in Timor-Leste

Jolene Tarr Matthew Molineux Karina Dancza Shallon Musimenta Tecla Mlambo
Lena Feldhaus Miranda Zwijgers  

Listening to voices from the National Listening & Dialogue Campaign in South Africa: Insights from a participatory event for occupational therapists in the Eastern Cape EntrepreOT: Developing entrepreneurial occupational therapy graduates
A practical guide to applying occupation-centred principles in practice: Supporting occupational therapy students and educators Role of support groups in families of children with disabilities- the Mildmay Uganda experience Does HIV and low socio-economic status impact on neuro-cognitive performance in the same way? Implications for occupational therapy practice, policy and social service delivery

Culture or Disability? - An ethnographic study on occupations giving identity to deaf adults Measuring the tactual skills by multiple disabled and severe visually impaired persons with the MDVI - Tactual Profile (MDVI-TP)  

Therese Lebedis Emily Zeman Ivana Cuk
Pam Becker Dorothy Bethea  

Consultant Occupational Therapists - demonstrating the impact of strategic and clinical leadership roles Embedding Koru Mindfulness into occupational therapy fieldwork preparatory coursework: Supporting the quadruple aim Behind closed doors
Providing culturally relevant education in First Nations Communities in Canada Impact of health literacy on orthopedic patients therapy home program  

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16:00 SE-15 SE-16 SE-17 SE-18 SE-19 SE-20 SE-21 SE-22 SE-23 GP-102

Ageing and Health In Congress Workshop Generating OT Knowledge Critical Reflection in Education Children, Youth and Family: Occupations Environment and Engagement Contemporary Practice Issues Occupation Based Community Development Technology and the Environment Guided Posters

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Olga Asrun Stefansdottir Helene Polatajko

Felecia Banks

Szu-Wei Chen Julianne Challita Ann Sena Fordie Lana van Niekerk Su-Min Yeu and Meng-Hsuan Hsieh Naomi Weiss Ferziger  

Individually but together:  Couples experience of retirement

The Debate: Is it time to reconsider framing our work as therapy?

Implicit Bias: Targets for Change in OT Practice

Reconsidering the importance of leisure occupation in OT practice: leisure should be an end goal of intervention

Cognitive strategy use in children referred to occupational therapy for difficulties with social competence: Findings from PRPP@HOME-SOCIAL and PRPP@SCHOOL-SOCIAL: Questionnaires

Resources for occupational therapy in mental health in Ghana: results of a community-mapping exercise

Using Ikiugu's Eclectic Framework for Combining Theoretical Conceptual Practice Models as a Guide for Theory-Based Clinical Decision-Making in Occupational Therapy An investigation of parent-child communication strategies and quality of the night market vendors

Audio description for individuals with visual disability: Enabling participation in cultural events


Vrushali Kulkarni

From Functional goals to Participation based goals: Do we need a different framework?

Gudrun Palmadottir Amelia Di Tommaso Marcela Herrera Patrick Hynes Fadia Gamieldien Audhild Høyem Nicola Hancock Anders Kottorp  

Activities and participation among older adults: population based study on 65 - 91 years residents in a rural area in Iceland

Occupational therapy educators' experiences of occupation in curricula: Lessons from the Australian context

Governmentality and Biopolitic: an approach to knowledge and historical practices of occupational therapy in Chile

Children's sedentary lifestyles and obesity - exploring and connecting the diversity of the Occupational Therapy role

Perspectives of male mental health service users on their community integration

Coordination work in hospitals for patients with complex, long-term needs - a proposed conceptual framework Service user engagement and leadership in mental health research: findings from an occupational therapy supported project

Skill clusters of ability to manage everyday technology among people with and without cognitive impairment, dementia and acquired brain injury


Lauren Stacey

Occupational Therapists as Allies in Refugee Settlement: An Examination of the Canadian Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

Theo Brunois Heather Thomas Ted Brown David McConnell Farai Carlisto Chirongoma Kimberly Rice Siseko Mkalipi Elize Janse van Rensburg  

Occupational engagement and aging, trends in Europe

Using the occupational therapy practice framework to guide and revive practice

Multi-national occupational therapy research: promoting collaborative, innovative alliances and outcomes
The loneliness crisis and the decline of free play: Pathways and effects

The end game for children with learning disabilities: A case study of children in shire urban community, Lilongwe, Malawi

Secondary Traumatic Stress: Strengthening resiliency and reducing risk factors Finding our own rhythm: Organizational capacity building with Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS (GAPA)

Computerized assessment of eye tracking to enhance clinical observations in occupational therapy


Bethan Collins Tamera Humbert

The International Journal of Occupational Therapy Education (IJOTE): A need for an international peer-reviewed forum to report our academic evidence base and share practice education innovations The Mutual Journey, Occupational Therapists' Meaningful Experiences of Therapeutic Use of Self: A Phenomenological Study

O Jayne Bowman Jeff Boniface Kuhne Nicolas Lyndsay Koch Bhing-Leet Tan Raashmi Balbadhur Rosemary Lysaght cathrine Arntzen  

The Effect of Dance on Quality of Life: Implications for Occupational Therapists

Telehealth - no longer an emerging niche but a viable service delivery model in health care

FREE TO ALL! How to survive after three years of running a completely Open Access peer-reviewed journal, the Francophone Journal of Occupational Therapy Research (Revue Francophone de Recherche en Ergothérapie - RFRE). Tips ... and traps! Exploring the typical development of creative ability in young children: clarification of the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability (VdTMoCA) for children A recovery-oriented occupational therapy programme for persons with mental health conditions: Exploring outcomes in the Asian context

An exploration of spirituality in occupational therapy practice: An appreciative inquiry The application of work integration social enterprise in low resource contexts: Building capacity for empowerment, community integration and social change

Does assistive technology support everyday life for younger persons with dementia and family carers?


Mairead Cahill Benita Powrie Sonam Shah

A guide to meta-ethnography for occupational therapists
Leisure meaning: What really matters to young people with physical disabilities and implications for practice A ready child with a ready family, a step towards school readiness !

E. Sharon Brintnell Daniel Park Debra Zelnick Lise Poissant Anne Honey Kristina Orban Joy Agner Gunilla Eriksson  

The occupational performance of the sandwich generation to preserve their health: A scoping review

A unique approach to global occupational therapy education through academic and cultural immersion: The USC Summer Occupational Therapy Immersion Program Increasing the degree to which evidence-based practiceiIs carried out by occupational therapists at a rehabilitation hospital Exploring the concept of quality of life among children living in context of vulnerability A mother is always a mother: Facilitating mothering for women who live with mental illness Time-geographic diaries as a treasure-chest for visualizing patterns of daily occupations
Critical reflections on patient empowerment, occupational therapy, and occupational justice The impact on everyday life for relatives to persons with stroke in Uganda


Julia Henderson-Kalb Jenniffer Garcia Maria Prellwitz Trohandi De Klerk Karina Dancza Suzanne Stark

Assessing differences in graduate occupational therapy students’ reflective capacities given divergent undergraduate educational backgrounds: A pilot study Evidence-based practice in Chile: a pending challenge

Designing for social participation- a Universal Design approach to making playgrounds for all Roles, Rituals and Emotional Regulation of Rugby Players on Different Competitive Levels Articulating, Evolving and Learning: making an impact with the Career Development Framework
Ukuwela: The impact of a school-based supported employment program for learners with disabilities in George, South Africa

Fanny Alexandra Jakobsen

Inés Viana-Moldes

Niina Kolehmainen Mônica Macedo Rialda Hattingh Hannah Gullo  

Stories from the hidden enablers: Doing occupations with/or on behalf of elderly parents

Models of citizenship across socio-cultural spaces. Inspiring educational approaches

Participation in physical leisure in children with motor impairments: a child-friendly interview study with 6-8-year-olds Schizophrenia, instrumental activities of daily living and executive functions: a qualitative study Understanding the impact of secondary homelessness: A narrative from South-Africa Factors influencing the use of smartwatch technology for symptom self-management in people with multiple sclerosis: A pilot study

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CONFERENCE DAY 2 - Wednesday 23 May 2018
8:00 Registration opens
9:00 WFOT – Occupational Therapy Towards 2030
11:00 SE-24 SE-25 SE-26 SE-27 SE-28 SE-29 SE-30 SE-31 SE-32 SE-33 GP-201

Vocational Rehabilitation: Mental Health In Congress Workshop In Congress Workshop (max 30 pax) Knowledge Transfer Strengthening OT as a Profession Across Schooling Environment and Engagement Contemporary Practice Issues Occupation Based Community Development Rehabilitation Technology Guided Posters

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Michal Waisman Marelé Venter Lindsey Nicholls

Lida Pérez

Temitayo Eleyinde Tanya Rihtman Jessica Taylor Niki Kiepek Bongiwe Gumede Ursula Meidert  

"Accessibility at work"-  Understanding the accessibility of the competitive working environment from the perspectives of individuals with ASD and their employers Bully Busters: The development of a therapeutic group programme for children and adolescents, empowering them and creating resilience against the toxic effects of exposure to bullying
‘Only Connect'; the art of psychoanalytic playfulness in occupational engagement
Pre-congress workshop: Quipú decolonial: Andean heritage for occupational therapists Spatial analysis of occupational therapy development in the Nigeria Health System: Impact,challenges, and prospect An international collaboration for identifying cross-cultural differences in motor development of young pre-schoolers The meaning of living with mood symptoms: perspectives from Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) survivors from a low socioeconomic background Non-sanctioned occupations: Silences around activities framed as ‘unhealthy’, ‘deviant’ and illegal
Participation in protest occupations as a critical opportunity for meaning making: Reflections on the interface between identity, occupational consciousness and justice-focused practice M-Health Apps and Self-quantification Technologies on the rise.  Opportunities and Risks for the use in practice  

Matty van Niekerk Courtenay Harris Carol McKinstry Carmit Frisch Heather Hunter Moses Ikiugu Debora Galvani Annemie Spooren  

Unpacking the advocacy role of occupational therapists in promoting the rights of employees with disabilities Student international mobility: How do we know we are meeting more than just student and university needs? Research culture in a regional Australian health setting Parental Occupational Executive Training (POET): A unique intervention model for improving daily functioning of young children with ADHD symptoms Is volunteering voluntary? Exploring the dark side of volunteering. Differences between meaningful and psychologically rewarding occupations: A cross-cultural perspective Ethnographic exercises as activities in urban public spaces in São Paulo/Brazil: Social Occupational Therapy in art, culture and politics A mobile Occupational Performance assistive tool (m-Assist app) for people with executive dysfunction after an acquired brain injury: a usability study

Annika Öst Nilsson Keli Mu Eli Langørgen Zelda Coetzee Alenka Plemelj

Narges Shafaroodi

Elvin Williams Els Knippenberg  

Being a co-worker or a manager to a person returning to work after stroke: A challenge facilitated by cooperation and flexibility Professions identity among occupational therapist students in USA and Denmark- a comparison across cultures Do we practice what we preach? Ambivalence towards students with disabilities, as they struggle to demonstrate their capabilities in the academic and professional world Innovative development of a school- to -work transition programme for learners with intellectual disability attending a special school in Stellenbosch Self-efficacy and burnout among occupational therapists in Slovenia

Occupational therapists' clinical reasoning: A qualitative study

Queering occupation: "Being" and "Doing" gay in occupational therapy An intelligent activity-based client-centred training system: a pilot study on motivation, usability and credibility in persons with central nervous system diseases

Inger Jansson Karin Bishop Libby Callaway Barkın KÖSE Nastaran Doroud Marilyn B Cole Emily Simpson Debbie Hebert  

The concept of ‘work ability' from the view point of employers

Occupational therapy: Improving lives:, saving money demonstrating the impact of occupational therapy

Translating accessible housing design policy into virtual reality: An innovative interdisciplinary approach

The effectiveness of the individual occupational therapy intervention program in the visual processing in children with dyslexia and comparison of their effects with the special education program ‘Life journey’; processes of choosing and experiencing occupational engagement in mental health recovery

Global perspectives in professional reasoning for occupational therapists working on the margins: New ways of thinking to guide practitioners in reaching underserved populations

Influence of gender-based family roles on gender transition for trans women

Development of a Smart Phone Application to Assist Clinicians in Making Decisions Regarding Post Stroke Arm Intervention  

Margo van Hartingsveldt Rosemary Joan Gowran

Writing Readiness Inventory Tool In Context (WRITIC): normative data in regular education and initial evaluation in special education
Introducing a sustainable community of practice model: Occupational therapists as stakeholder centred practitioners, connecting diverse groups in partnerships to create real impact

Helen Buchanan Merrolee Penman Catherine Piersol Mellissa Prunty Rudo Marceline Madzorera

Tim Barlott

Helen Lynch Julius Kamwesiga  

Work transition following serious hand injury: current occupational therapy practice

1000 hours of practice education - Informed by tradition or evidence? An evidence-based occupational therapy in-home intervention for veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury: Veteran-identified problems, collaboratively generated intervention strategies, and impact on occupational performance

An examination of the long writing pauses in children with developmental coordination disorder using eye and pen movements Caregivers’ knowledge attitude and perceptions towards Occupational Therapy in mental health Zimbabwe The use of SMS and social media to support reflective practice for health students in Indigenous health and education placements Social Inclusion, Disability and Environments (SIDE): looking OUT-SIDE for play occupation and children with disabilities

A controlled feasibility study of a mobile phone supported client-centered ADL-intervention F@ceTM after stroke in Uganda  

Giovanna Boniface Lea Šuc Alexandrine Proulx Greea Muller

Professional advocacy: If not you then who? The Role of Occupational Therapists in Slovenia in Creating an Inclusive Educational System Time Management and Organization of Occupational Schedule of People with Borderline Personality Disorder Vocational rehabilitation for young stroke survivors in Gauteng public healthcare: Occupational therapists' attitudes and perceptions

Monjurul Karim Marie-Lyne Grenier Siaw Chui Chai Loani Marx Mia Dahl Jensen Deidré Venter Eugenia Pizarro Anita Perr  

Inclusive Job Centre: An Innovative supported employment opportunity for person with disabilities in Bangladesh What and how are students learning about power and diversity in occupational therapy education: A scoping review Basics of innovation in health sciences: an overview of a new multidisciplinary course The occupational difficulties and perceptions regarding support and intervention of adolescents with learning difficulties (LD) and their parents in South Africa An explorative study of the experiences of participation in an ”Individual Placement and Support” (IPS) program in Denmark for people with severe mental illness Towards successful employment for persons with intellectual disability: Supported employment as a service model Occupational justice and territory: Exploring a new form of occupational injustice The ConnectAbility Challenge: Design Challenge for Digital Tech  

Caitlin McDowell TBC Flavia Liberman Caldas Helene Lidström Jayne Webster Michelle Janse van Rensburg Iolanda Santos Tavares Silva

An international scoping review of workplace adjustments for employees with mental illness
  Body and artistic practices in occupational therapy: report of experience with women in situations of vulnerability in Brazil Students` with disabilities need of individual adjustments in high school Should I stay or should I go?  An exploration of factors influencing retention of occupational therapists working in mental health services in Aotearoa/ New Zealand The contribution of Occupational Therapy to the training of Community Health Workers The dynamic nature of participation - Experiences, strategies and conditions for occupations in the daily lives of immigrants living with polio in Sweden

Carole James Aziza Kalam Keli Mu Lisa Wegner Sissel Alsaker

Erica Blokker

Nerida Hyett Roksana Hoque  

Mentally healthy workplaces: a multicomponent approach An occupation-based community development programme with women to address the prevention of non-communicable diseases in South Africa Facilitating interprofessional and culturally-competent patient care through experiential learning in China Educators’ perspectives of HealthWise Zambia - an evidence-based, life and leisure skills programme in Zambian high schools Mental health work: Enacted narratives in milieu therapy

Perspectives of healthcare professionals on the collaboration with informal caregivers

Re-imagining clients as communities: Designing a community-centred practice framework for occupational therapy Impact of E-specialized Occupational Therapy Service on Health Status of People Living with Spinal Cord Injury (PLSCI) in Rural Areas of Bangladesh

Patrice Malzone Vanessa Jewell Donna Drynan Kimberley Persons Naama Katz Inken Kuehhirt

Work environment adaptive mechanisms used by women living with HIV/AIDS in Gaborone, Botswana: A case study
Use of the occupation-centered intervention assessment to develop professional reasoning in occupational therapy students
Occupational Therapy Education: Exploring the concept of resilience and its relationship to learning Occupations of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: From their perspective
"Mediation based Communication" (MBC) - Recovery and wellbeing oriented communication in mental health (MH)
The concept of occupational apartheid: Helpful or hurtful?

Batia Marom Sofia Vikström Annelie Schedin Leiulfsrud TBC  

Factors related to work participation among manual workers after hand injuries: one year follow up cohort study Building a person centered & knowledge based dementia competence center in a nursing home using participatory action research Social participation in theory and practice – The perspectives of persons with a spinal cord injury TBC  

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14:00 SE-34 SE-35 SE-36 SE-37 SE-38 SE-39 SE-40 SE-41 SE-42 GP-202

Ageing and Health In Congress Workshop Developing the Profession Developing the Profession Working on the Margins Environment and Performance Oncology/ QoL/MS Occupation Based Community Development Acquired Brain Injury Guided Posters

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Dhyego de Lima Nogueira Mary Black Sebestina Dsouza Kate Mkandawire Jose Rafols Elin Ekbladh Corine Rijpkema Lucia Hess-April Kate D'Cruz  

Accessibility and wayfinding of elderly people in urban parks: a case study in a zoobotanic park in the northeast of Brazil Oasis in the desert: Building pathways to occupational and community participation for refugees and asylum seekers in tumultuous times
Capacity building for occupational therapy in Vietnam: an India-Vietnam collaboration for knowledge transfer to support contextually relevant occupational therapy education and practice

The impact of conceptualisations of disability on development of new Occupational Therapy curriculum in Malawi

The Impact of Marginalization, Armed Conflict and Longitudinal Stress on the Health and Wellness of Children: Exploring Vulnerabilities, Resiliency and how Occupational Therapy can help.

Psychosocial Work Potential in People with Common Mental Disorders  –A comparison before and after cognitive behavioural therapy

The role of Occupational Therapy in interdisciplinary cancer rehabilitation

Towards critical occupational therapy practice: reflections on the development of critical literacy in an occupational therapy curriculum in South Africa

“This is a good one, I mean this is my life story”: understanding the experience of narrative storytelling for adults with acquired brain injury


Lizette Norin

Person-environment fit among older adults with long-standing spinal cord injury: Housing accessibility and housing adaptations

Kathryn Ellis Patricia Precin and Bari Diamond Nebiyu Mesfin Tara Collins Annamarie Van Jaarsveld Joanne Lewis Melandri van Jaarsveld Michelle Farquhar  

"Everything is hard, except what I want to be hard!" Lived experiences and Occupational Therapy intervention for individuals and couples experiencing erectile dysfunction

SPOTS: A model for the creation of sustainable, population-based, occupational therapy fieldwork sites

Establishing occupational therapy training in Ethiopia: The University of Gondar / Queen’s University partnership

Occupational therapy interventions to prevent bullying

Back to Urth playgrounds: Addressing sensory needs of children in deprived settings

Workforce participation after breast cancer: Implications and opportunities for occupational therapy service delivery

The use of ‘occupation as a means' within occupational therapy community development practice settings

Occupational performance outcomes in a specialised acquired brain injury community rehabilitation service: moving forward


Ana Isabel Beserra Macedo

Promoting functional independence and occupational justice among hospitalized older patients in Northern Brazil: sharing professional experiences of an Occupational Therapy Service at a Northern Brazil´s hospital

Theresa Westgård Stephanie J. Dapice Wong Marianne Olsen Meral Huri Janke Van der Walt Ying-Chun Chou Yandisa Ngqangashe Natasha Lannin  

Displaying positive tendencies for decreased levels of frailty and increased levels of self-rated health: implementing a continuum of care in a real-life context Multi-disciplinary health science students’ exposure to and perceptions of electronic medical rRecords

Developing an occupational therapy curriculum for Zambia - a collaborative process

The relationship between childhood trauma, depression, anxiety and occupational participation among Syrian refugees in Turkey  

Emerging factors influencing motor skill development among preschool learners in the West Coast of South Africa The ice-breaking stage of oncology occupational therapy in Taiwan OT practice in post apartheid South Africa: Have we changed?

Innovative use of the environment to reduce the length of post-traumatic amnesia after brain injury


TBC Dorothy Russell SIEW YIM LOH


Longitudinal study: "developmental resource stimulation programme" Cancer survivorship care: Exploring an occupational participation perspective

Charlotte Brooks Hanske Flieringa Therese Lebedis Viva Harrison Nadia Domingo Musaropah Sapihis Izabella Oliveira Rodrigues Marte Ørud Lindstad  

A qualitative exploration of the facilitators and barriers to meeting older adults' health literacy needs in clinical practice
Facilitating academic socialisation and literacy through an intervention programme:  Reflections of an occupational therapy educator

Person centred care using goal setting to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of stroke rehabilitation

The power & the glory?  Exploring how occupational therapists address the spirituality of children with physical disabilities

The perceptions of parents regarding the effectiveness of short term, intensive occupational therapy for newly diagnosed children with autism spectrum disorders in a tertiary hospital in South Africa: a case study Occupational participation, Meaningful activity and quality of life among colorectal cancer An exploration of the occupations of live-in domestic workers in Brasília: work and occupational injustice

"I worked hard to recover, but I couldn't identify what I had to do". A qualitative study investigating experiences with community-based rehabilitation services after traumatic brain injury with long-term cognitive problems  

Joseph Pellerito

Jacqueline Sample

Lara Cowpe

Shaheed Soeker  

Driving retirement and the quality of life of older men and women living in urban environments

Exploring the experiences of individuals living with Autism and the perceptions of occupational therapists with regard to establishing and maintaining the worker role: The South African and Mid- Western American experience

Evaluating occupational therapy practice in oncology and palliative care – challenge or opportunity?

The model of occupational self efficacy: A model for the reintegration of persons with brain injuries to their worker roles  

Anci Francis Tania Buys Victor Alochi Gitte Stokholm Melanie Tait Eva Månsson Lexell Inge Sonn-De Minck Linda Stigen  

The Elderly: Living with purpose Topics for a core undergraduate South African vocational rehabilitation curriculum - results of a consensus process

Occupational therapy training institutions/schools in Africa

"Doing nothing all over again" - children's occupational participation in residential homes The impact of mindfulness on occupation for people with mental health and addictions The Fatigue Management Program for people with multiple sclerosis - A feasibility study among Swedish occupational therapists
Occupational therapy students’ experiences and perceptions of culture during fieldwork education The conflicted practice; municipal occupational therapists' experiences with assessment of clients with cognitive impairments  

Jozica Petek Ina Roosen Marie Holmefur Berkan Torpil Erica Bourn Maria Agostina Ciampa  

OT's Ageing
Being through doing: Increasing occupational performance of children in a refugee hostel Let’s Get Organized: pilot study of an occupational therapy group intervention aimed to improve time management skills
Reliability and validity of the  Canadian Occupational Performance Measure in patients with multiple sclerosis
Becoming an occupational therapist: Critically thinking about who we are and what we bring in contexts of diversity Specific work integration program with a patient with traumatic brain injury

Lili Liu Ana Paula Serrata Malfitano Marina Di Napoli Pastore Mehdi Rassafiani

Satisfaction with learning, and experience of communities of practice among fieldwork students:face-to-face vs remote supervision Latin America Occupational Therapy: reflections on professional education and social issues
Who says the word? The place of activities and children's knowledge of Mozambican children from a sociocultural perspective. Immigration, health and social participation: A qualitative content analysis

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16:00 SE-43 SE-44 SE-45 SE-46 SE-47 SE-48 SE-49 SE-50 SE-51 GP-203

Ageing and Health In Congress Workshop Decolonising Education Developing the Profession CP/Spina Bifida Mental Health Human Rights Issues Occupation Based Community Development NMD/SCI/CP Guided Posters

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Mary Rose Mulry Kit Sinclair Soemitro Poerbodipoero Kobela Veronica Ramodike Livia Magalhães Yeasir Arafat Clare Hocking Rachel Russell Jacqueline Leenders  

The lived experience of using a Fall Detection System
Occupational focus on human displacement: working with displaced persons and refugees
Occupational Therapy students with refugees and asylum seekers:  Education innovation through a community based partnership Development of a valid and reliable professional competence assessment tool for final year occupational therapy students in South Africa Effectiveness of the Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) in improving the occupational performance of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy Exploring the challenges in quality of daily living among mothers of children with autism in Bangladesh A Decade On: Working together to revise the WFOT position statement on human rights Development of a process protocol to guide practice in the design and construction of home modification for older and disabled people Activity balance: An important outcome measure for fatigue management in neuromuscular diseases  

Hans Jonsson Fasloen Adams Nousheena Firfirey Isaac Odongo Karen Arblaster Ann McDonald Qarin Lood Yvonne Veenhuizen  

Active lifestyle all your life – the development and evaluation of an occupation based multifactorial falls-prevention program among older individuals at risk

Decolonising OT epistemology: Is it needed and is it possible?

The evaluation of the Integrated Client-Centered Intervention Programme (ICIP) for clients with MDR TB at DP Marais Hospital in the Western Cape

Assessment of community perceptions, beliefs and societal-traditional practices toward disability that inhibit Occupational Therapy intervention and rehabilitation for children with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in Northern Uganda

Educating students to support recovery: consumers' priorities for recovery-oriented mental health curricula

The power of narrative ethics:  Why your client's story matters

What influences nursing home residents' participation in social occupations?

Factors influencing outcome and implementation of Energetic, a fatigue self-management programme for patients with a neuromuscular disease  

Janet Richmond  

Assessing Upper Limb Function in People with Parkinson's disease: Timed Upper Limb Assessment Validation  

Tove Lise Nielsen Peter Ndaa Hester van Biljon Domonique de Klerk Hannah Gullo Keiko Shikako-Thomas Stephanie Tremblay Maria Haak  

Intensive client-centred occupational therapy in the home improves older adults' occupational performance, and is still effective at follow-up 6 months after baseline. Results from a Danish randomised controlled trial

A phenomenological study exploring the professional identity development of the first cohort of occupational therapists trained in Ghana: participants’ perceptions in their final year

Mentoring clinical occupational therapist offering vocational rehabilitation in public healthcare. A critical reflection on four years’ experience

Exploring the experiences in occupational therapy management of children with cerebral palsy within the Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal Province

Suitability of the behavioural assessment of dysexecutive syndrome for assessing the impact of executive dysfunction associated with multiple sclerosis

Rights-based approaches in childhood disabilities

Improving the participation of youth with disabilities in community-based occupations: The effectiveness of the PREP intervention

Associations between social participation and stages of Parkinson's Disease  

SundayTayo Eleyinde Md. Julker Nayan  

Occupational therapy and the united nations conventions on the right of people with disability: appraising awareness for effective implementation Post-rehabilitation job status of people with spinal cord injury in Bangladesh  

Anne Escher Hetty Fransen-Jaïbi Michelle Elizabeth Uys Ndyowaawe Arron Bram Sinead Hynes Vidya Sundar Elizabeth Taylor Hadas Treisman  

Intervention effectiveness of health promotion, management, and maintenance interventions on occupational performance, quality of life, and health-care utilization for community dwelling older adults: A systematic review

Transformative pedagogy put into practice: Engaging occupational therapy students in understanding wider contexts and develop competences in communication, cooperation and conflict to challenge the status quo

The use of appreciative inquiry with mental health consumers – towards responsive occupational therapy programs

Home rehabilitation for children with cerebral palsy in resource limited environments A Cognitive Occupation-Based Programme for People with Multiple Sclerosis (COB-MS): A feasibility study

The role of disability status on job satisfaction, work engagement, and self-efficacy among people with and without disabilities A retrospective look at creating success for forensic clients in the community

Occupational performance and life satisfaction of spouses of men with spinal cord injury  

Linda Nordstsrand Jeff Boniface Elif Yalçınkaya  

Longitudinal development of hand function in children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy, 18 months - 12 years of age The perspective of persons with disabilities related to employment versus benefits Effects of behavioral interventions on fatigue and occupational performance in individuals with multiple sclerosis  

Lindy Clemson Sigitas Mingaila Zelda O'Reilly Julie Schurgers David Turnbull Rebecca Renwick Nadine Blankvoort Ann-Marie Öhrvall  

Introducing the tailored activity program to the Australian health context: A pilot study of an occupational therapy program for people with dementia and their carers

Twenty years of OT studies in Lithuania

The relevance of the UFS occupational therapy model – perceptions of students and practitioners

HIV/AIDS paves the way for participation & integration of children with developmental delays / disabilities in Zambia Creating evidence to serve autistic adults: Occupational therapy’s potential role Inclusive strategies for actively engaging youths with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in research Neighbours at the gate: Occupational exploration of alternative approaches to refugee resettlement and integration in the Netherlands

"With CO-OP I am the boss", experiences of cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance approach in young adults with spina bifida or cerebral palsy  

Lena Bergqvist Bryony van Hoffen TBC Katja Angleitner Narobe  

Cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance approach - a promising approach to achieve personal goals and enhance executive functions in young persons with spina bifida or cerebral palsy Instrumental activities of daily living assessments used by occupational therapists with people who have mild cognitive impairment: A systematic review TBC Living independently after epilepsy surgery  

Mandana Fallahpour Viviane Maximino Jo-Celene De Jongh Gamze Ekici Rulaine Smith   Brittany Conners

Leisure-activity participation to prevent later-life cognitive decline: a systematic literature review
Innovative methodologies in occupational therapy education in Brazil
Professionalism: A case for medical education to honour the societal contract
Cross-Cultural Adaptation, Validation and Reliability of Turkish version of Children's Hand-use Experience Questionnaire (CHEQ) for children with Hemiparesis Cerebral Palsy Diagnostic test accuracy of cognitive and occupational performance tests used in the identification of HIV associated neurocognitive disorders   Exploring OT practice in the U.S. criminal justice system: Occupational justice through a jail-based re-entry program

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CONFERENCE DAY 3 - Thursday 24 May 2018
8:00 Registration opens
8:30 Keynote 2
9:30 Expert Panel/Discussion
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Occupation Based Community Development In Congress Workshop In Congress Workshop Responsiveness to Needs OT Education Autism Mental Health Contemporary Practice Issues: Challenging the Status Quo Occupation Based Community Development Mobility and Driving Guided Posters

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Sacha Trivett

Jennifer Creek Ana Malfitano Shinead Borkovic TBC Kerry Evetts Olindah Silaule Rachel Norris Sarah Austin Navah Z. Ratzon  

My clinician has a disability? Client perspectives on professionalism of clinicians with disabilities suggest greater impact with diversity

More than words can say: Decolonising occupational therapy terminology

Social occupational therapy: Advancing in fields of practice

Educating occupational therapists TO BE global citizens AND occupationally-just practitioners: An evidence informed conversation TBC Exploring the practitioners' perspective on the clinical utility of three sensory modulation instruments for children with ASD in South Africa.
Change in activity participation of the mental health care users’ attending occupational therapy programme in rural acute mental health unit in South Africa Being at the political table: Building a national professional profile through focussed representation Eliciting knowledge: Tapping into the intuition of an experienced therapist The Effectiveness of an Occupational Therapy Metacognitive-Functional Intervention for the Improvement of Human Risk Factors of Bus Drivers

Shanon Phelan Tania Rauch-van der Merwe Vedrana Bolic Baric Elizabeth DeGrace Anita Mc Callum Rebecca Aldrich Lieketseng Ned Sherrilene Classen  

Rethinking Inclusion: Prioritizing child (-driven) culture Patterns of inclusion and exclusion: Panopticism and technologies of power in occupational therapy curriculum The occupational transition process to upper secondary school, further education and/or work in Sweden – as described by young adults with Asperger syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Autism:  A photo analysis of family occupation and health Reflections of an occupational therapy technician, who developed within and beyond the boundaries of the occupational therapy profession Occupational therapists as street-level bureaucrats: Understanding how policies shape both practice and engagement in occupation Marrying Indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) and occupation: A critical epistemic contribution to occupational therapy
Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure©: A clinically useful tool for identifying at-risk older drivers

Laura Van Puymbrouck Camille Dieterle Melanie Roberts Claudia Hilton Justin Scanlan Frank Kronenberg Karen Whalley-Hammell and Kavita Murthi Nicky Seymour  

Exploring the understanding of entry-level graduate OT students’ perceptions of disability Threading environmental sustainability into occupational science education: An undergraduate course in wellness and sustainable living

Use of profession-specific theory and evidence in supervision: Positioning occupational therapy for impact

Leisure participation among children with autism spectrum disorders from childhood through adolescence The Australian and New Zealand Occupational Therapy Mental Health Academics (ANZOTMHA) network: A unique collaboration ready for replication

Humanity—Occupation—Health: A radical repositioning of occupational therapy’s ontological and epistemological foundations

Scrutinizing the applicability of the dominant classification of occupations into self-care, productivity, and leisure in the context of the caste system in India

CBR workers perspective of their role in wheelchair service provision  

Allison Burns Mariana D'Amico Tal Jarus Farahiyah Wan Yunus Khalilah Johnson Robin Joubert Marie-Josée Drolet Wendy Starnes  

Raising a child with developmental differences: Exploring cultural attitudes toward developmental disability and roles for occupational therapy in Kyrgyzstan
Occupational tTherapy and transgender populations: Perspectives and recommendations

Lessons learned – Evaluation of programs supporting the Inclusion of disabled people in health education and professions

Self-regulated learning to improve daily activities and school task in children with autism spectrum disorders Institutionalized adults with intellectual disability, basic human rights, and the problematization of nonverbal choice-making

Global occupational transformation, in a technologically, climatically and politically changing future: where to OT?

Ethical issues faced by occupational therapists working with Aboriginal people in Quebec-Canada

An education model to prepare occupational therapists to address driving using the AOTA Gaps and Pathways Framework   

Snaefrídur Thóra Egilson Kristy Coxon  

Parent perspectives on home participation of high-functioning children with ASD compared with a matched group of children without ASD Behind the wheel: Process evaluation of a safe-transport program for older drivers delivered in a randomised controlled trial

Michelle Elliot Sok Mui, May LIM Leigh-Ann Richards Brittany St John Genevieve Pepin Andrew Freeman Adrienne Daniels Caroline Rule  

An inability to mourn: racism, shame and grief

Focusing on ability beyond disability: Experiential learning from persons with disability

Developing socially transformative practice: Reflections from educators and students in community development practice Socioeconomic status and functional independent behavior for children with autism Occupational therapy and eating disorders: When occupational needs support recovery

Working collectively to advance occupational therapy: a necessary condition for an effective evolution

Street play as occupation for pre-teens in Belhar, South Africa

The effectiveness of using wheelchair seating principles to optimise the driving performance of drivers with spinal cord injury: Illustration through Case Studies  

John Salgado Gael Orsmond Aaron Dallman  

"Service – learning" in occupational therapy education: The inclusion of people with disabilities from an intercultural approach Understanding the contribution of anxiety to school functioning in transition-age youth with high functioning autism spectrum disorder Using Pressure-Mapping Systems to Track Improvements in Postural Symmetry in Children with Cerebral Palsy Receiving Constraint Induced Movement Therapy  

Wiebke Hoppstädter Dee Christie and Sarah Cambridge Refiloe Mapitso Thaisi Marie-Christine Potvin Margaux d'Hangest d'Yvoy Jane Davis Thuli Mthembu Jo-anne Webb  

"Building an inclusive work biography" - do occupational therapists practice what they preach? A journey of exploration – evidence based practice and national guideline development with the National Institute of Care and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK   Learning, where health and education meets: The implementation of the White Paper 6 on Inclusive Education in Primary Schools in Cape Town EuREKA! Enhancing Leisure Participation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder through Coaching in Context The development of a Family Quality of Life tool directing family centred Occupational Therapy for forensic mental health care users and their families: A Master’s dissertation Occupation promotes health. Really?: How a shift in a fundamental principle in occupational therapy can support client-centred, occupational enablement

Spirituality in the occupational therapy community fieldwork process: A qualitative study in the South African context The impact of sling fabrics on seated interface pressures in a healthy and disabled population. Do sling fabrics affect seated interface pressure? A tale of two populations  

Helen Smith Bettina Weber Leonie Boland Sinem Kars Lucas Minisini Dominique Van de Velde Emma M. Smith  

Finding purpose through altruism: the potential of ‘doing for others' during asylum Learning ‘cultural diversity’ is based on international cooperation: ICC@home Determinants of tenancy sustainment following homelessness: A systematic review Effect of DIR/Floor time intervention on adaptive behavior of a child with autism spectrum disorder: A case study Self-efficacy in the occupations of adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) How competent are occupational therapists in working according to a Bio-Psycho-Social model in healthcare? The current status and validation of a scale
Wheelchair and Scooter Use and Access in Canada: Prevalence and Policy  

Leanne Leclair Jo-Celene de Jongh Myriam Chretien-Vincent Tri Budi Santoso San-Ping Wang Sarah Kantartzis Sophie Lytoft Simonsen Rachael McDonald  

Exploring the practice process of Canadian occupational therapists engaged in community centred practice Occupational therapy students’ perspectives of ethics in two countries: South Africa and the United States of America Knowledge transfer intervention in a cross-sectoral partnership for the participation of children with autism spectrum disorders Exploration of mothers’ occupation in caring for children with autism spectrum disorder

Association between employment outcomes and symptomatic remission in chronic patients with schizophrenia

Revising "Occupational therapy defined as a complex intervention". Contributing to the development of the profession

Reduction of preventable aspiration pneumonia in hospitalized patients with dysphagia. A Quality Improvement project at department of Neurology at Slagelse Hospital in Denmark Current and future outcome measurment for wheeled mobility and seating  

Eva Magnus Mohammad Monjurul Habib Yuri Maritan Gwen Reddy Nicole Rautenbach Stephen Kern Mutwiri Migwi  

Living in group homes - the right to activities and participation Community-based rehabilitation: Does it really improve the level of productivity among persons with physical disabilities? SEXUALITY AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY: is it possible to sustain and influence clients' intimacy?
A qualitative study exploring the lived experiences and coping strategies of families living with autism spectrum disorder
Criminal capacity of children committing violent crimes: Where does OT fit in? Embedding an occupational therapy program into an existing refugee resettlement organization Parents Group Approach To Provision Of Affordable Sitting And Standing Supports To Children With Cerebral Palsy In Kenya Using Appropriate Paper-based Technology (APT)  

Anton Roberts Dominick Mshanga Rachel Snodgrass Celeste Taylor Md. Mazedul Haque Delphine Labbé  

The use of functional capacity evaluations as a self advocacy tool within disability inclusive development by people with disabilities in Umzimkulu, KwaZulu Natal Perspectives of occupational therapists on the implementation of client-centred practice in Tanzania Trauma, sensory processing, and the impact of occupational therapy on youth behavior in juvenile corrections Thinking (and acting) outside of the box: Advancing Occupational Therapy as emerging practice outside of the traditional medical settings
Poverty graduation outcomes among women with disabilities in Bangladesh: examining the inequalities The experience of powered wheelchair use over time. A mixed-methods, longitudinal study

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14:00 SE-62 SE-63 SE-64 SE-65 SE-66 SE-67 SE-68 SE-69 SE-70 SE-71 GP-302

Ageing and Health In Congress Workshop Student Forum Developing the Profession Health Systems Planning Sensory Mental Health Human Rights Issues Occupation Based Community Development Assistive Technology Guided Posters

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Athena Yijung Tsai Jaime Muñoz TBC

Joan Verhoef

Fiona Breytenbach Janine van der Linde Debbie Fewster Carrie Anne Marshall Nidya Alejandra Jiménez Moreno Sarah Wallcook  

An exploratory study of the referral factors of independent living training in long-term care Practice and possibilities: Growing occupational therapy in criminal justice settings

'Curiosity skilled the cat' Critical thinking and professional curiosity as keys for continuing professional development

How data can shape a department

Phase 3 in the development of a screening instrument to identify sensory integration difficulties in children from low socio economic environments

Towards the development of a framework of care: Considering the primary caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorder in a South African context

Occupational transition in the process of becoming housed following chronic homelessness

Occupational sensitivities between working life and the domestic-family life of female heads of household with operational positions

Report from the World Federation of Occupational Therapists' (WFOT) Global Survey of Current Assistive Technology Use  

Nicola Ann Plastow

Enabling health and well-being in old Age: A cross-sectional survey of the role of oOccupational therapy in care homes in South Africa

Susan Gilbert Hunt
Angela Wilson Rebecca Nicks Eva Holmqvist Skender Redzovic Karrie Kingsley Jane Hopkirk Anne Dejager  

Challenging attitudes and understanding of the complexity of residential aged care

Developing a curriculum for an occupational therapy program in Zambia: Guiding principles and professional considerations

Use of patient related variables to predict occupational therapists time use in clinical settings

Gaze-controlled technology for children with severe multiple disabilities - Parents and professionals' perception of gains, obstacles and prerequisites Toward user-centered practice: Designing guidelines for employees within supported housing sections in Trondheim, Norway

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer+ Individuals With Disabilities: An Issue of Access, Participation and Occupational Justice Decolonisation of occupations through occupational therapy to reinstate indigenous people to their rightful place in their world. Use of stories from indigenous woman who have experience of domestic violence

Design for (every)one: Co- designing Do-It-Yourself assistive technology (DIY-AT). A new multidisciplinary team to develop tools: the client, the OT and the designer  

John Wilcox Ann Watkyns Natasha Altin  

An exploratory study on facilitators and barriers to aging-in-place by seniors in New England, USA Sensory over responsivity in children of 3-5 years: a descriptive, analytical study Translating global initiatives into local solutions: The role of occupational therapists (OTs) in addressing assistive technology access inequities through application of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) initiative to Northern Canadian practice  

Margarita Mondaca
Andrew Bii Natalie Zaraska Chané Potgieter Cassandra Brooke Esther Suh Teresa Chiu Vidette Rossouw  

“It is my party”: challenging the view of frail older adults through participatory practices

Linneaus-Palme Teacher and Student Occupational Therapy (OT) exchange Programme between Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) and Karolinska Institutet (KI), Stockholm Sweden

Bringing occupational therapy to Ukraine: International collaboration to establish the profession as a part of rehabilitation reform triggered by wounded soldiers of the Donbas conflict

The performance of five-year-old children from Mangaung Metro on ten subtests of J. Ayres based Clinical Observations Trends in activity participation in a forensic population of mental health care users in Gauteng, South Africa

The role of occupational therapy in human trafficking interventions: Bridging the gap between systematized care and independent living

Huang-Tu occupation study: A study of occupational therapy theory written in Chinese for use in China
3D printing and advanced manufacturing transforming medical assistive devices: A sustainable future  

Manon Guay Monique Harris

Tharina Annandale


Circumstances surrounding 24 cases of bathtub drownings in the elderly The validity and reliability of visual perceptual standardised tests in children from the Gauteng Province, South Africa

A personal journey: Designing an adult suspension frame in collaboration with a mechanical engineer


Katarina Galof
Liat Gafni Lachter Daniela Esmar Anat Drory-Asayag Shakhawath Hossain Mapheyeledi Motimele Ellen Cohn Kalule Timothy  

Needs and preferences of community-dwelling Slovenian older people
Mentoring in occupational therapy: A scoping review Assistive Technology Prescription in rehabilitation with a biopsychosocial  approach with children under 7 years old in the “Chile Crece Contigo” (Chile grows up with you) program of Government of Chile: an experience of Rehabilitation National Institute Pedro Aguirre Cerda, Santiago, Chile

Different sensory profile in children with behavioural insomnia and feeding disorders Benefits of occupational therapy for children with intellectual disability in the aspects of vocational activities and instrumental activities of daily life

Violence and healing: Exploring the power of collective occupations

Preparing for adulthood: Parent and school personnel perspectives on the needs of transition-age youth with autism spectrum disorder The Audio-Visual stimulatory device for stimulating cognitive functions in children with Autism  

Lynette Mackenzie
Lee-Ann Jacobs-Nzuzi Khuabi Olga Mangusheva Nancy Clark William B. Mortenson  

Falls prevention in primary health care: Perspectives of occupational therapists and other allied health professionals
Plotting a curriculum within a competency framework Building blocks of Occupational Therapy as an emerging profession: using a consulting-educator model to address sensory and occupational deprivation in institutionalized children with disabilities. (Cost-effective tools and models of success that can be replicated to promote occupational justice in a country where professional occupational therapy services are not available) The lived experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender informal caregivers in England: Early findings
Outcomes of a Caregiver-Inclusive Approach to Providing Assistive Technology: A Mixed-Methods Study

Ege Temizkan
Azette Swanepoel Angela Chetty Nicolette de Kock December Mpanza Jennifer Crandall Tongai Chichaya Karin van Niekerk  

Effects of virtual reality based balance training on the independence in activities of daily living of geriatric individuals

Diversity potential of the occupational therapy practice framework Acute care in occupational therapy:  a package of care and the essential therapeutic equipment needed Prevalence of sensory symptoms and emotional regulation in Australian children with tic disorders Rural realities in service provision for substance abuse: a qualitative study in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

The injustices of forced displacement: How occupational therapy is uniquely suited to promote healing

Listening to the voices on disability issues in Namibia: Evidence for entrenching occupational justice in disability policy formulation Adapting the Assistive Technology Devices(ATD) Selection Framework (Scherer, Jutai, Fuhrer, Demers, & Deruyter, 2007) for application to young children in an environment with limited resources  

Badriah Alshathri Marie-Eve Savard Claudia Franco Monteiro Stefanie Kruger Heidi Lauckner Carole Dennis  

Changes in living circumstances for the aged in Saudi Arabia: Can occupational therapy make a difference? Developing a comprehensive core set on borderline personality disorder based on International Classification of Functioning Is it possible to die happy? Understanding leisure from the perspective of individuals in eminence of death A pilot study to identify sensory integrative dysfunction in children with bilateral cochlear implants

Canadian occupational therapists' multi-layered work with communities: Moving Beyond the individual Robot Assisted Locomotion: The Effect of Mobility Experience on Infant Executive Function

Shu-Ping Chen Naveedudin Ahmed Tracey Partridge Tanya Benjamin-Thomas Sílvia Martins

Community development in an occupational therapy curriculum – Creating a logic model to conceptualize course design
Establishing an acute care occupational therapy in Pakistan: an innovative and reformed practice as one of the dynamic need to reduce functional disability Facing one’s fears and becoming empowered through engagement in community-based occupations

Participatory digital methods and methodologies for transformative occupation-based research among children and youth: Utility and cross-cultural relevance

Addressing the occupational needs of clients with homelessness background: The experience of Centro de Apoio Social de São Bento

Debra Milligan

Phoenix Rising: A wellbeing approach to understanding burn recovery in the Indian health system

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Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation In Congress Workshop In Congress Workshop Developing the Profession Occupational Measures Neonates and Infants Mental Health Contemporary Practice Issues from Around the World Occupation Based Community Development Stroke Rehabilitation Guided Posters


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Wendy Young and Vicki Hofmann Vivyan Alers Erin Connor Wendy Sherwood Janet Njelesani Lizelle Jacobs Krisha Ramos Daniela Castro de Jong Janna MacLachlan Jerome Peter Fredericks  

Hand replantation: Rehabilitation (including early active motion) and excellent functional outcome

Psychodrama- appropriate for impact and diversity
The Lonely Voice: A call for LGBTQIA+ identity integration, inclusivity and advocacy to diversify the workforce within the OT profession
Understanding effort and maximum effort - their vital importance to activity participation, being, becoming and occupational therapy

Construction of the Occupational Repertoire Development Measure-Parent (ORDM-P)

Neurodevelopmental supportive care in South African NICUs - an essential change of attitude

Peer victimization and its impact to occupational performance

Feeling global, being local: Two occupational therapists’ experiences working in international contexts Uncovering reproductions of colonisation within occupational therapy practice: Exploring the utility of institutional ethnography to improve occupational therapy practice in Canadian Indigenous communities

Stroke survivors' experiences of Daily Functioning, one month after receiving Occupational Therapy Intervention as inpatients at one of the hospitals, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa  

Anne Marie Hansen

A Qualitative Study of How African Occupational Therapists Perceive, Describe and Experience Effective and Sustainable Global Partnerships

Elani Muller Naser Alotaibi Ramkumar Govindarajalu Clarette Cronjé Monique Strauss Liesl Peters Patrícia Borba Tianma Xu  

Occupational therapy guidelines for conditions in which the metacarpophalangeal joints could be splinted in extension

Investigation into health science student ' awareness of occupational therapy: Implications for interprofessional education

Standardization of closed ended Questionnaire - Pediatric Functional Independence Measures/Wee-FIM in Arabic version in the context of Qatar

Babies behind bars: the influence of the environment on the occupational participation of infants living with their incarcerated mothers

Towards an emotional regulation scale for adolescents

Theorising occupational science in occupational therapy: Learning from the design of Occupation-based community development campaigns Alterity and cultural diversity as mediators of the construction of social technologies with young people in public school

Piloting the "Stepping On after Stroke" falls prevention program for community stroke survivors in Singapore: A feasibility study  

Peñafrancia Ching

Disaster preparedness among Filipino occupational therapists

Amy Buttle Judy Ranka Tatiana Pontes Lian-Marie Drotsky Joanne Robertson Sonja Stelly Gústafsdóttir Chiara Buzzelli Lauren Christie  

Outcomes of early active mobilisation following flexor tendon repair, in a low resource setting: a randomised control trial (RCT) Strategy Application: Addressing the gap in occupational therapy assessment methods With word through picture, the child emerges: The construction of the Occupational Repertoire Development Measure-Child (ORDM-C) Parents’ facilitation of occupational engagement in children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder:  A qualitative descriptive study in a rural community in South Africa

Alleviating occupational deprivation on a psychiatric ward in Fiji

Measuring health literacy in Iceland: Developing the European health literacy questionnaire, short version (HLS-EU-Q16) University Education in Mental Health in Argentina. Adequacy of existing curricula to Recommendations for Universities related to the National Mental Health and Addictions Law No. 26.657

Implementation of a sustainable publicly funded constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT): The ACTIveARM Project  

Pedro Almeida Mary Evenson Johanne Higgins Jennie McAdam

Do occupational therapists prescribe different thumb orthoses? A national survey among Brazilian health professionals Mapping Interprofessional Core Competencies to an Occupational Therapy Curriculum: Focus on Entry to Practice Clinical Education Development and validation of a new Quality of Life measure for children living in contexts of vulnerability
‘On the Road to Social Justice' - Contextual Assessment of the Lifting Demands of bADL and iADL tasks typical of a rural South African lifestyle

Eva Elisabet Ejlersen Wæhrens Christine Peters Yunwha Jeong Aviril Sepulveda Julie j. Desrosiers Luther Monareng Jinlong Cui Juan Pablo Saa  

Hand exercise for women with Rheumatoid Arthritis and decreased ADL ability: an exploratory randomized controlled trail Reflecting the past: Developing an archive from Rood to Clark Establishing the cultural equivalence of the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY) for use in Korea The Role of Occupational Therapy in Maternal-Infant Mental Health Validity and reliability of the functional assessment for borderline personality disorder (FAB), a new questionnaire for persons with BPD

South African occupational therapists' perception on self-employment

Professional reasoning of OT in China, 1986-2006: A historical documentary research
Longitudinal Evaluation of Cognitive Function Post-Stroke: A Scoping Review

Manjusha Vagal Dalia Sachs Niki Bulckmans Jacqui Jorge Solangel Garcia-Ruiz Cathrine Arntzen  

Innovative splinting technique for preventing Manus Valgus Deformity following excision of radius due to malignant tumors in pediatric patients Meaningful participation in academic life: Support centers for students with disabilities in Higher Education Life balance in adolescents The effect of a two-week sensory diet on fussy infants with regulatory sensory processing disorder Occupational Therapy and local development Negotiation of relational and occupational changes in families' everyday life after stroke  

Amy Menegaldo Peggy Martin Marieke Coussens Desiree van der Vyver Phoebe Williamson Tais Marcolino Susan Ryan Heidi Fischer  

Determinants of positive functional outcomes at 16 weeks after flexor tendon repair at a tertiary hospital in South Africa: A descriptive, analytical study Beginnings of the network for LGBTQAI+ concerns in occupational therapy in the United States

Cross-cultural validation and adaptation of the flemish version of the participation and environment measure of children and youth (PEM-CY)
Preliminary results of a descriptive audit of the long term developmental outcomes of 30 infants with HIE who received hypothermia at the George Regional Hospital, South Africa Sensory modulation optimises daily life when co-created by young people with mental ill health and their families Meaning construction on occupational therapy process: Contributions from the Brazilian Dynamic Occupational Therapy Method Our invisible cultural cloak:  Reflecting and unearthing our cultural knowledge and biases through meta-narratives

Implementing an occupational therapy self-management program for people with stroke in the rehabilitation setting  

Susan de Klerk Elana Janse van Rensburg Lauren Perks Jaclyn Schwartz Mbabazi Evas Nahabwe Gunilla Eriksson  

Cross-cultural adaptation of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) Questionnaire: Aspects to consider

A profile of assessment instruments used by South African occupational therapists in paediatric practice
WFOT 2018 congress abstract: The development of an infant massage programme for infants who are born high risk in a resource constrained context Systematic Review of Health Self-Management Interventions for Adults with Developmental Disabilities The triangular cobweb of factors hindering occupational therapy practice in Ugandan rural communities today
Work ability and perceived functioning in everyday life after participating in a person-centred rehabilitation program targeting return to work after stroke  

Lizahn Cloete Molly Bathje Jens Schneider Orkun Tahir Aran  

Managing impact: Occupational therapist as case manager in FASD prevention Community Participation in Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

'Doing gender' through the performance of occupation

The Effects of Leisure Based Intervention on Social Participation of Stroke Survivors  

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CONFERENCE DAY 4 - Friday 25 May 2018
8:00 Registration opens
8:30 SE-82 SE-83 SE-84 SE-85 SE-86 SE-87 SE-88 SE-89 SE-90 SE-91 GP-401

Ageing and Health In Congress Workshop In Congress Workshop Developing the Profession Developing the Profession Physical Oncology / HIV Mental Health Contemporary Practice Issues from Around the World Occupation Based Community Development Hand Therapy and Rehabilitation Guided Posters

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Sarah Mkenda Helen Smith Alison Gerlach Eunice Muvindi Florencia Itovich Kate Wan-Chu Chang Patricia Schaber Marieta Visser Amy Krischer Samantha Burley  

Cognitive stimulation therapy as a low-resource intervention for dementia in sub-Saharan Africa (CST-SSA): Adaptation for rural Tanzania and Nigeria Exploring the push and pull of the dark side of occupation
Critical practice in critical times: Forging relationships between critical theory and socially responsive occupational therapy
Participation levels in daily occupations by children with autism spectrum disorders: caregiver perspectives

Transformation of psychiatric care towards mental health care approach in Argentina. Participation of Occupational Therapy in the construction and development of mental health field in Buenos Aires (1957-1976)

"Secrets of Life with Brachial Plexus Palsy," A Storybook by An Occupational Therapist, Improves Medical Knowledge Among Parents of Children with Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy

Aligning Occupational Therapy and Special Olympics: Maximizing Global Participation for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

Towards transforming Early Childhood Education in South Africa: Expanding occupational therapy practice for collaborative, population based impact Occupational Justice Theories and Implications for Practice

Exploring Primary Contact Occupational Therapy Hand Clinics: An occupational perspective  

Emma Fingleton Tamlyn Philander

A pilot study of the impact of cost-effective dementia friendly environments on participation and agitation of people with dementia in residential care Novice occupational therapists’ perceptions and experiences of professional socialization in the first year of practice in South Africa

Nikki Tulliani Matumo Ramafikeng Sandra Maria Galheigo Noémi Dahan-Oliel Marie Bullock Nyasha Beremauro TBC Kirsty van Stormbroek  

Perceptions of functional decline and early intervention among older adults with mild cognitive impairment Students’ negotiation of practice education in Occupational Therapy: A case study

Concepts and assumptions of a critical perspective in occupational therapy

An interdisciplinary clinic for children with arthrogryposis: Impact on clinicians and families

Research to inform mental health occupational therapy practice in Java, Indonesia: A secondary analysis example

The need for occupational therapy services in Zimbabwean urban mainstream schools in the context of inclusive education: A cross sectional descriptive study TBC Novice therapists in a developing context: Extending the reach of hand rehabilitation  

Maud Graff John Ralphs

More self-reliance and autonomy for nursing home residents with dementia: a multidisciplinary intervention (SOCAV) The contributing factors enabling homeless people's transition into formal employment: a Narrative Inquiry

Tara Vander Mynsbrugge Giedre Kavaliauskiene Barb Hooper Emmylou Sangalang Jing Shi Onur Altuntaş Elizabeth Anne Kinsella Lydia Engelbrecht  

Exploring acoustical environmental factors influencing the behavior- and psychological symptoms of dementia: a participatory observation study
Focus on underprivileged children during  international intensive programme in Lithuania

Balancing teaching the products of occupational science with teaching the science itself

Play participation and quality of life among pediatric patients with cancer Understanding the lives of problem video gamers

Determination of the activity and role profile of Syrians in temporary protection in Hatay/Turkey The centrality of reflection in work for occupational justice: Searching for conceptual clarity

Applying the Brief International Classification of Function, Disability and Health's Brief Core Set for Hand Conditions in South Africa  

Tracey Rehling Sonya Meyer Suzanne Huot Munira Hoosain  

An occupational therapy perspective on cognitive stimulation therapy: targeting occupational performance outcomes for people with dementia Identifying participation characteristics to adapt client-tailored intervention among children and adolescents with celiac disease Examining the role of minority community spaces for enabling the performance of intersectional identities through occupation Workplace-based rehabilitation for upper limb conditions: A Systematic Review

Chiung-ju Liu Amshuda Sonday Annie Carrier Allison Sullivan Gwarega Chibaya Ivan Neil Gomez Simone Coetzee Annick Van Gils  

Task-oriented exercise to promote ADL independence in vulnerable older adults: A pilot RCT of 3-Step Workout for Life Student experiences of digital storytelling in professional identity formation: a Danish-South African project

Standardised referral form: restricting community occupational therapists' client-centred practice?

A proposal for a therapeutic intervention for ARFID Illicit drug use by secondary school learners: reclaiming a life

Migration influences autonomic regulation of response to sensory stimuli in children Propagating Justice: Using participatory action research in a community food growing setting to identify risks of exclusion in seldom-heard populations
Determinants of bimanual task performance in the early rehabilitation stage after stroke  

Kerryellen Vroman Robyn Meissner Cherly Repol

Isaac Amanquarnor

Jessica Worton  

A home-based information communication technology training program for aging-in-place: Development and randomized controlled study
A randomised control trial comparing occupational therapy interventions that aim to improve developmental outcomes for HIV-positive children (aged 6 months – 5 years) on ART
An explorative study to understand the employment conditions and concerns of adults with mild intellectual disability (MID) in Singapore

Inclusion of Persons with Disability in the Christian Community in Accra

Upper Limb Performance Assessment: A comparison of upper limb assessments and their abilities to detect recovery in arm and hand use during activities of daily living post stroke  

Patricia De Vriendt Linda Olson Claudia von Zweck Anande Ferreira (Uys) TBC Nesbert Mudzviti Gregorio Perez Serrano Leeanne Carey  

The effect of a home-based functional exercise program for community dwelling frail older adults Implementing a clinical practicum experience:  Impact on occupational therapy student development Occupational therapists and the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) A randomized control trial investigating the effect of a play-informed caregiver-implemented home-based intervention on playfulness for HIV positive children aged 10 months to 8 years on HAART from a low socio-economic status TBC The socio-emotional impact of having a Child with Albinism in Zimbabwe
Inclusive cultural model, applied in the Department of Occupational Therapy of the University of Chile Stroke survivors' experiences of upper limb somatosensory retraining: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis study  

Annicka Hedman Ayse Goktas Tanya Rihtman Gina Rencken Eric Opoku Nkansah Emma George İlkem Ceren Sığırtmaç  

Patterns of everyday technology use and activity involvement in mild cognitive impairment: a five-year follow-up study
MOHO (Model of Human Occupation) Intervention approaches and Residence Environmental Effect Survey (REIS) Preparing occupational therapy students for research-active careers: A longitudinal, mixed-method study
Neurobehavioural functioning of the HIV exposed neonate - is there need for a "medium risk" classification?
Knowledge level of final year students of college of health sciences, university of Ghana, on occupational therapy
Human trafficking and occupational justice Prognostic Factors Affecting the Process of Return to Work  for People with Hand Injuries  

Michelle Lapierre Sambaladevi Chemen Nicholas Erasmus Armika Eborda

Popular education as a method for teaching and learning strategies in an Occupational Therapy Program at Catholic University of Temuco, Chile: legitimating the popular wisdom Exploring gender disparities and influences in Occupational Therapy Practice in Mauritius Advocating for occupational well-being and occupational justice for patients in a forensic psychiatric setting through a graded pre-vocational skills programme Occupational meaning of Filipino eating experiences: a phenomenological study

Q & A Q & A Q & A

Q & A
Q & A Q & A  
10:30 SE-92 Keynote 3
Karen Whalley Hammell
Building globally relevant occupational therapy from the strength of our diversity
11:30 Panel Discussion
12:30 LUNCH
13:30 SE-93 World Café – Positioning for Impact


14:30 Presentation of findings - from sessions
15:30 Official Closing Ceremony