Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy: Volume 47 Issue 1 , Open Access


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An evaluation of sensory processing training on the competence, confidence and practice of teachers working with children with autism

Aideen Ruttledge, John Cathcart

At present, there is no research to support teachers’ use of sensory interventions in the classroom. This study aims to investigate the extent to how participation in a sensory…


Predictors of academic honesty and success in domestic and international occupational therapy students

Ted Brown, Stephen Isbel, Alexandra Logan, Jamie Etherington

Academic integrity is the application of honest, ethical and responsible behaviours to all facets of students’ scholarly endeavours and is the moral code of academia. The…


A qualitative study of Irish parents’ views on hippotherapy, including its influence on their children’s home-based occupations

Rachel O’Mahony, Emma Connolly, Patrick Hynes

Hippotherapy is an emerging area of paediatric occupational therapy practice in Ireland. It is a treatment strategy used by specially trained occupational therapy practitioners…


Is there a correlation between cognition and the ability to remember how to use assistive devices?

Gerard Mc Carroll, Mary Cooke

This study aims to establish a correlation between a patient’s mini mental state examination (MMSE) score and their ability to remember how to use common assistive dressing…