We are running a cross-cultural study about the current awareness of practitioners regarding various Neurodevelopmental Disorders. We are looking for Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and other medical professionals to fill out our survey that takes about 20 minutes. Conditions to participate: You must be at least 18 years old You must be presently practicing/training Your profession is one of the following: psychotherapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, psychiatrists & medical professionals (e.g., pediatricians, primary care physicians). You do not have to be an expert in the area of Neurodevelopment Disorders to participate, we welcome all professionals of any area of expertise. At the end of the survey, you will have the option to provide an email address which would not be linked to your responses. We would use it to contact you if you are selected as a gift card winner of $25. To protect your anonymity, this information is automatically separated from the survey. Survey link



Researchers in Idaho State University’s Occupational Therapy Program are studying clinical reasoning in occupational therapy. We are seeking participants willing to respond to a short anonymous online survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather information regarding the types and frequency of actions/behaviors that students and practitioners engage in to inform their clinical reasoning. Individuals willing to respond to this survey can click on this link to view the informed consent and to be taken directly to the survey. 


Anyone having questions about this research should contact Kelly Thompson (principal researcher) at [email protected]


You are invited to participate in a research study being conducted by 2nd year occupational therapy graduate students advised by Dr. Michele K. Johnson from The College of Saint Scholastica. The purpose of this study is to define the role of occupational therapy within the population of adults with developmental disabilities. This is a one-time survey that should take no more than 5 minutes and all the responses will be de-identified through the Qualtrics website. Clicking the link will bring you to the consent form. If you agree to participate in this survey select “I agree” and it will bring you to the survey. If you do not agree to participating in this survey, select “I do not agree” and it will exit you. Your participation in this study would benefit the underserved population of adults with developmental disabilities by providing practicing OT’s with further knowledge on how the needs of this population can be addressed. Your responses would be greatly appreciated. 






We are looking for OTs who have at least one year of experience working with indigenous clients and are willing to take a brief survey on the barriers you and your indigenous clients face! The survey is linked below and should only take 10-15 minutes.


Thank you for your time and consideration. We are hopeful that the results of this study will enhance OT’s understanding of the barriers faced when working with indigenous clients.”


“Social Opportunities for Adults with Developmental Disabilities in the Adult Day Service Setting”

If you have worked in an adult day service facility that primarily serves adults with developmental disabilities in the past 6 months and you are familiar with the programming provided to the clients, I would like to hear from you! Read more. 



Hello North Carolina OT practitioners,

We are Stacey Vieyra-Braendle, MT-BC and Chelsie Salvatera, MS.Ed,  occupational therapy doctorate students from Pacific University in Oregon and we are conducting an IRB approved research study to explore school-based occupational therapy practitioner’s knowledge and perceptions around the school-to-prison-pipeline and restorative justice practices. The results may be used to inform practice and policy recommendations. The information gathered will be integrated into a capstone presentation, which will be presented at Pacific University. Additionally, this information will be used for various occupational therapy conferences and will be incorporated into manuscripts submitted for publication in academic journals.

Please consider completing this online survey if you meet the following eligibility criteria: 1.) current school-based occupational therapy practitioner and 2.) practicing in the United States. The study will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. Thank you so much for participating and please feel free to share the survey link with peers and colleagues. If you have any questions and/or concerns please email us at [email protected] and/or [email protected].You can also contact our faculty advisor and primary investigator, Alisa Jordan Sheth, PhD at [email protected]



Do you perform FCEs, ergonomic assessments, or interventions for workers? Your opinion matters! Your needs and perspectives will inform our mission to advance the field.

As a post-professional OTD resident in Dr. Shawn Roll’s research lab at the University of Southern California, I’ve developed an international survey to understand the needs and perspectives of Occupational Therapists (OT) working in Work and Industry (W&I), as well as examine how this population copes with workplace and professional issues.

The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

If you would like to participate, please click on the link below:

We would love for you to share this survey with friends and colleagues who are OTs in this area.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the study, you may contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]. We appreciate your participation!




We are looking for OTs who have at least one year of experience working with indigenous clients

And are willing to take a brief survey on the barriers you and your indigenous clients face!

The survey is linked below and should only take 10-15 minutes.





Due to the rapid onset of COVID and the resulting social distancing, occupational therapy practitioners (OT)s across the country have been required to transition quickly and without preparation from in-person therapy visits to telehealth as a delivery platform.  Over the past several years OTs have been gradually mobilizing their state and national communities to facilitate the recognition of telehealth as a viable treatment platform.  They have also been working to ensure that OTs are reimbursed for services provided via telehealth, as lack of reimbursement has been a barrier across the healthcare system to the adoption of telehealth as a treatment platform. The purpose of this study is to determine whether OTs who are currently using or who have previously used telehealth feel this service delivery platform is effective and sustainable for the delivery of OT services.  The following survey seeks to answer this research question:


RQ:  How are OTs using telehealth and do they find it to be a satisfactory and effective treatment platform?




If you have any experience providing OT services via telehealth, we invite you to complete this anonymous survey.  You can stop at any point if you change your mind.  The submission of this survey serves as your consent to participate in this study.









My name is Arielle Ramirez. I am a third year occupational therapy student from Midwestern University who identifies as being part of several underrepresented groups. As a Filipina American and daughter of immigrant parents, I recognize the importance of cultural inclusion and representation within OT education. Therefore, I am conducting a research study and would like to ask for your assistance. The purpose of the study is to further explore the experiences of underrepresented occupational therapy students throughout the admissions process and their occupational therapy programs. It also aims to understand the perspectives of occupational therapy faculty on inclusion and diversity in occupational therapy programs. We hope to be able to provide a better understanding of the supports and barriers to enhancing inclusion within occupational therapy education. 


Please consider passing along this information to OT students and OT faculty members. 


OT Students: If you attend an accredited entry-level occupational therapy program within the US and self-identify as a member of one or more underrepresented groups regarding your race, annual income level (both current and income while being raised), religious identity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and/or disability status, please consider participating.


OT Faculty: If you have an appointment in an entry-level occupational therapy program in the US and have at least one year of experience actively participating in the OT admissions process for your program, please consider participating. 


Options for participating (you may choose one or both):


1) Complete a brief anonymous 20-30 minute online survey about your experiences and perspectives: https://redcap.midwestern.edu/surveys/?s=7T4HN4YYNA


2) Participate in an individual interview about your experiences and perspectives. Interviews can be conducted face-to-face in the Chicagoland area or via phone call, Skype, or email.  To participate in an interview, please contact Arielle Ramirez at [email protected] 

 Upon survey and/or interview completion, you may enter a drawing to win one of two $25 Amazon gift cards. 


We appreciate your assistance and look forward to your responses. If you have any additional questions or would like to receive the results of this study upon its completion, you can contact the Principal Investigator of this study, Dr. Anne Kiraly-Alvarez, Associate Professor & Director of Capstone Development in the Midwestern University Occupational Therapy Program, for information.

Phone: 630-515-7340 

Email: [email protected]


This study has been reviewed and approved as exempt by the Midwestern University Institutional Review Board, #20008.

We are a group of six students in San Jose State University’s MSOT program conducting research about workplace culture and experiences of incivility in OT practice settings. As you know, there is not as much OT research as there is research in other health professions, and we think attaining the aforementioned information will be valuable to our profession. The survey takes ~5-minutes and we would like to invite you to participate

Survey link


Did you know that sexual and gender minorities (SGM), also referred to as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) persons, experience poorer quality of care than the general population?

This research study explores the knowledge, attitudes, and preparedness of occupational therapy assistants and therapists for working with SGM. The information we collect can be used to develop education and resources for working more effectively with patients/clients. 


Each survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete and responses are fully anonymous. 





Please also forward the link to your colleagues!


If you have any questions, or difficulty accessing or completing the survey, please contact Deborah Bolding ([email protected]).


Thank you in advance for participating in our survey.



Angela Acosta, Brigitte Butler, April Chau, Brenna Craig, and Fiona Dunbar

Occupational Therapy Department, San José State University 



My name is Linn Wakeford and I am an OT and faculty member in the MSOT program at UNC-Chapel Hill. Two other OTs, Dr. Khalilah Johnson and Kierra Peak, and I are conducting a study about the experiences of female African American occupational therapists in terms of their discovery and exploration of the profession. There is little to no professional literature that helps us understand the supports and barriers experienced by individuals from under-represented minorities as they choose and enter the field of OT. We believe that this understanding would assist us in recruiting and retaining OTs from minority populations and ultimately could support a much-needed increase in the diversity of the profession.

We are recruiting female African American OTs who were educated in the U.S. and practice as an OT at least 10 hours per week. These individuals will participate in either an individual interview or a focus group, depending on the time they enter the study. 

For more information or to volunteer for the study, interested individuals can contact me at [email protected].

This study has been exempted from further oversight by the Institutional Review Board at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (IRB Study #19-2993).

Survey Announcement for Rural Occupational Therapists

I am an occupational therapy student at UNC Chapel
Hill seeking participants for my research study as part of my Master’s program in OT. This study is designed to better understand why occupational therapists choose to enter rural practice. Currently in North Carolina, 75 out of our 100 counties have less
than 3 OTs per 10,000 population. This shortage impacts the ability of people in rural and underserved areas to access OT services. 

I am seeking participants for my study who are
licensed OTs who are currently
living and practicing in rural areas
. Travel
therapists and OTAs are not eligible for this study. The study consists of a short survey that takes less than 15 minutes, and the option to participate in a brief (20-30 minute) follow-up interview via phone within three weeks of survey completion. 

The Institutional
Review Board at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill determined that no IRB action was required (neither approval nor determination of human research status) for this project.
Questions about this project may be directed
to Linn Wakeford, PhD, OT/L: (919) 843-4464 or to Megan Balentine, OTS ([email protected]). By completing and submitting the survey, you give your consent as a participant in this research study.


To participate in the survey, please click on the
link below, or copy/paste the URL into your browser window. If interested, please complete the survey by 2/7/19. 



Please forward this survey to other OT practitioners
who may be interested!

If you work in pediatrics, could you please take a few minutes to complete a survey called "Investigation of Challenging Behaviors in Pediatric Occupational Therapy". This survey is designed to probe your perceptions of the impact that a child demonstrating challenging behaviors have on therapy participation. To be eligible, you must be a licensed OT or OTA.Completing the online survey may take 15-20 minutes. No identifying information, including IP addresses, will be collected. The survey is anonymous and responses cannot be linked to you. Any questions, you can email me at [email protected].
Thanks! Feel free to forward to any peds OTs/OTAs you know.


The purpose of this survey is to determine the level of knowledge and understanding of Occupational Justice among registered occupational therapists. IRB Exempt Status has been obtained through Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT. Responses are anonymous. By choosing to continue you are giving consent to the use of the information for educationally related purposes and scholarly presentations. 

Link to Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X6QXNJG


Jennie Lacolla and myself, Lyndsey Collette are currently enrolled in the masters of occupational therapy program at Salem State University, located in Salem Massachusetts. We are conducting exploratory research titled Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sleep: Is Sleep Being Addressed by Occupational Therapy Professionals in Pediatric Outpatient Clinics? The purpose of the study is to identify if occupational therapy professionals are addressing sleep participation for children with autism spectrum disorder in pediatric outpatient clinics. We are aiming for a cross-sectional representation of occupational therapy professionals and the sleep interventions used throughout the United States. This study will consist of an online survey through SurveyMonkey consisting of demographic information, close-ended Likert Scale questions and open-ended questions. This survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey with 2 months. 

Inclusion criteria:

  • Occupational therapy professionals who are licensed to practice
  • Occupational therapy professionals currently working in a pediatric outpatient clinic (stand-alone or attached to a hospital) with children who have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder
Exclusion criteria:
  • Occupational therapy clinicians with a last known experience of working with children with autism spectrum disorder prior to 2014


Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey,

Lyndsey Collette, OT/s & Jennie Lacolla, OT/s

Survey link: 

I am an OTD student at Drake University. I am currently involved in a research project that is looking at the integration of advocacy within occupational therapy
curricula. The goal of this study is to assess potential gaps within occupational therapy program curricula, and to discover ways to increase advocacy efforts of graduate students and future through interview. Advocacy is an integral part of the profession
and needs to be emphasized and understood at the graduate level so when students enter the professional field, they can speak about important ideas and opinions that can not only help people understand the importance of occupational therapy but also further
advance the profession forward. Below is a questionnaire that will help identify your experiences with advocacy through experiential learning and program curricula.

We would greatly appreciate if you could forward this email to any professionals, students, OT groups, and organizations that are eligible
to take this survey.
If you are a current OT student, click the link below to start the survey.



If you are an OT practitioner, click the link below to start the survey.


I am a occupational therapy doctoral student at Nova Southeastern University. For my capstone project I am researching occupational therapy practitioner knowledge of Medicaid Home and Community Based Service Waivers for adults with disabilities. My goal for this survey is to determine the need for continued practitioner education in regards to advocacy and Medicaid funding for occupational therapy services specifically for adults with disabilities within the community. I would greatly appreciate if you could forward this survey to your current members to assist in my research. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes of your time. 


Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OTMedicaidSurvey


Title of Research: Exploring the barriers OT and OTAs face which prevent them from providing fieldwork education to OT/OTA students. 

* Population of interest: Licensed OTs and OTAs who do NOT accept fieldwork students (Level I or II) in their current work position (even if other OT/OTAs at the site take students). 


Occupational therapists and Assistants, who do not provide fieldwork education, you are invited to participate in a research study and register for a drawing to receive 1 of 2 amazon $25 gift cards. The survey will remain anonymous regardless if you complete the drawing registration or not.  Please share the link with other OT and OTAs. The goal of this survey is to understand the barriers individual occupational therapists (OT) and occupational therapy assistants (OTA) face which prevent them from providing fieldwork education. 
 The survey typically takes less than 10 minutes to complete and can be started and stopped throughout the completion process. The survey is completed on a voluntary basis and is completely anonymous. Due to the anonymity there is no perceived risk related to participation in the study.  This research has been approved by Eastern Kentucky University Internal Review Board.  Click the link below to read the full disclosure and begin the survey.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact: [email protected]

This survey link is posted in various locations and can be sent or forwarded by others who choose to share the survey link. Please complete the survey only one time even if multiple requests are received, seen, or sent.   I greatly appreciate your time, participation, and your support of occupational therapy research. Thanks and good luck!

SURVEY NAVIGATION: Use the blue arrows at the bottom of the page to advance the survey after responding, DO NOT use your browser's forward or back buttons as this will close the survey. 

We are Masters of Occupational Therapy students at the University of Scranton, conducting an exploratory study supervised by Dr. Rita Fleming-Castaldy. We value your unique perspective on the provision of school-based occupational therapy services to address the mental health needs of middle and high school students with disabilities. Informed consent information can be found at the start of the survey. You may stop taking this survey at any point and it will not affect your relationship with the University of Scranton Occupational Therapy Department. If you have any questions or concerns about study participation, please contact Dr. Fleming-Castaldy at [email protected] We thank you for your thoughtful consideration of participation in this study.

Please extend our invitation to licensed occupational therapists in the U.S. from your universities, organizations, or facilities. This survey should take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Please click on the link below to a browser:              



Megan Barr, Kayla Concannon, Christine Evangelista, Jenna Gulics, OTS

Rita Fleming-Castaldy, Ph. D., OTR/L, FAOTA

The University of Scranton Occupational Therapy Department


Hello, we are MSOT students at San Jose State University completing our capstone research project. We are kindly requesting 2018 OT, OTD, or OTA graduates to complete our survey regarding perceptions of incivility during Level II Fieldwork. The online survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and will be available until Sunday, March 17, 2019.


Thank you for your support,

Adriana, Aimee, Adrienne, Lauren, & Travis

[email protected]


Interested in helping out a fellow OT Practitioner or student? Consider completing one of the short surveys below. 

My name is Kristin Hull and I am a Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate student at the Indiana University Purdue University program in Indianapolis. I am seeking participants to assist in exploring functional cognitive care in pediatric traumatic brain injury in a two-phase study. I am interested in finding out how occupational therapy practitioners are addressing cognition through occupation-based activities across the continuum of care in children following a traumatic brain injury. The benefits of participation may impact society by helping increase knowledge about the role of occupational therapy, the role of occupational therapy in pediatric traumatic brain injury care, and the impact of cognition throughout the continuum of care in children following a traumatic brain injury.

Your assistance in providing information will be greatly appreciated. Participants will include occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants in the United States working with or who have worked with children and young adults 21 years of age and younger who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury occurs after birth by bump, blow, or jolt to the head causing a disruption in function.

Phase One is an electronic survey available nationwide for four weeks. The survey consists of closed and opened ended questions with an approximate 10 to 15-minute completion time. Participation is completely voluntary and answers will be anonymous. Please find the Study Information Sheet attached, and the link to the survey can be followed here or copied into your browser: https://redcap.uits.iu.edu/surveys/?s=XP9WJP8RH8


Phase Two consists of in-person interviews to explore more in-depth responses regarding the use of occupation-based activities to address cognitive impairments in children following a traumatic brain injury. Participants living in Indiana who would like to further participate in phase two of this study, please contact me, Kristin Hull (student), by email at [email protected] to schedule an interview following survey completion. Information will be confidential and participation, again, is completely voluntary.


We will be happy to answer any questions you have about this study whether project or research-related problem. You may contact me, Kristin Hull (the student) by email at [email protected] or my advisor, Dr. Martina Allen by email at [email protected] For questions about your rights as a research participant or to discuss problems, complaints or concerns about a research study, or to obtain information, or offer input, contact the IU Human Subjects Office at (317) 278-3458 for Indianapolis or (800) 696-2949. The IRB is a group of people who review research studies to protect the rights and welfare of research participants.


Your time and participation are greatly appreciated.

Information Sheet


We are a research team from San Jose State University’s Occupational Therapy program investigating occupational therapy’s role in addressing breastfeeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Please help us by completing this short survey about your experience working as an occupational therapist in this setting, whether you address breastfeeding or not. The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete, and your responses will be kept anonymous and confidential. Please click on the link below to begin the survey: 



OT Perceptions and Practice Patterns Regarding Oculomotor Skills and the Impact on Occupational Performance in Children with Special Needs



We need your help to understand occupational therapy practices with adults with autism!

You are eligible to participate if you are an OT or COTA, and work with adults (18 or older) with ASD. Please take a few minutes to complete our anonymous online survey at your convenience: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OTASDSurvey

And enter to win a $50.00 amazon gift card

Please pass the survey link on to other eligible OT practitioners

******Thank you for your time and consideration******

Dear North Carolina Occupational Therapy Practitioners,

I am a third-year OT student at Huntington University (Fort Wayne, Indiana) doing my capstone research project on differentiation and screening for hearing loss and cognitive decline in occupational therapy (OT) practice. I would greatly appreciate if you took the time to complete the survey (link provided below). The survey consists of 23 questions and should take approximately 8 minutes to complete, although there is no time restriction to complete the survey. The survey will close February 26, 2019 @ 11:59 pm MST.

Here is the link to the Qualtrics survey: https://umt.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8CweVSheJeR6ik5

Your help is greatly appreciated,

Taylor Clough, OTDS

Huntington University

Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program 

You are invited to participate in a brief survey on sensory integration therapy intervention in the school setting.  


Your participation is valuable in order to understand how, when, and if school-based OT practitioners are providing sensory integration therapy intervention.  

Studies reflect that the majority of pediatric occupational therapist use sensory integration therapy as an intervention for children with sensory processing disorders.  Current trends show that school-based occupational therapy has a growing presence in addressing this problem area. 

This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and your responses will remain anonymous. We ask that you forward this survey to any additional pediatric school-based therapists within your professional and personal network.  




If you have any questions, please contact the co-investigator, Rochele Charles at [email protected] or primary investigator, Tara Glennon at [email protected] Quinnipiac.edu. 

Thank you for your time!  


Rochele Charles, MS OTR/L 

Quinnipiac University Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program