Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy: Volume 46 Issue 2 , Open Access


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Perceptions and practices of paediatric occupational therapists: The challenges of implementing the national assessment of need (AON) process

Kate Murphy, Sarah Governey

The purpose of this paper is to feedback the results of a survey of paediatric occupational therapists completed by the Paediatric Advisory Group (PAG) regarding perceptions and…


Does visual perceptual testing correlate with caregiver and teacher reported functional visual skill difficulties in school-aged children?: Considerations for practice

Charlotte Sullivan, Helen Lynch, Amanda Kirby

As occupational therapists embrace evidence-informed and occupation-centred practice, the use of standardised visual perceptual tests remains a strong feature of typical…


Assessing fitness to drive after stroke: A survey investigating current practice among occupational therapists in Ireland

Aisling Helen Stack, Orla Duggan, Tadhg Stapleton

The assessment of fitness to drive after stroke is an emerging area of occupational therapy practice in Ireland. Despite this, little is known about occupational therapists’…


Overview of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act (2015): Implications and opportunities for occupational therapy

Ruth Usher, Tadhg Stapleton

In Ireland, the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 provides a statutory framework to adults who are experiencing difficulties with decision-making. This legislation has…