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To whom it may concern, 


My name is Alysse Zaffos and 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:


If you have any further questions or are interested in the results of the survey feel free to contact me at


Thank you for your time, 

Alysse Zaffos, MOTR/L



Middle to High school aged students with disabilities.

Dear Occupational Therapists,

We are Masters of Occupational Therapy students at the University of Scranton, conducting an exploratory study supervised by Dr. Rita Fleming-Castaldy. We seek to obtain the perspectives of current occupational therapists about the provision of occupational therapy services to meet 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 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





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 until March 17th. 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:

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 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 or my advisor, Dr. Martina Allen by email at 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.



Kristin Hull



Dear 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:


Your help is greatly appreciated,

Taylor Clough, OTDS

Huntington University

Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program


Hello! Are you a pediatric OT working in a school setting?  
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 or primary investigator, Tara Glennon at Tara.Glennon@
Thank you for your time!  
Rochele Charles, MS OTR/L
Quinnipiac University Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program



If you are an OT or OTA who works with clients affected by traumatic brain injury, please consider taking the time to fill out this short and anonymous survey for occupational therapy graduate students who are researching the use of evidence-based practice among OTs treating clients with TBI. If interested, click the link:

Thank you,
Christopher Plague, OTS
Stanbridge University - Irvine, California



To Whom It May Concern, 
My name is Rachel Romero, and I am in the process of achieving my post-professional OTD from Boston University. I am currently employed as a pediatric occupational therapist in Miami, FL. For my OTD project, I am surveying OTs and OTAs regarding why or why not they are members of their State OT Association. I currently serve as the Membership Chair for the Florida OT Association, and I am very intrigued by the membership trends of State OT Associations in recent years. I understand that all associations could benefit from improved membership, and I hope that this survey will contribute to positive membership trends for the future. I am hoping to better understand why therapists choose to become members, and why they do not. This survey will also inquire about what State OT Associations can do to improve, and how the associations perform when delivering commonly cited member benefits. 
I am asking all OT associations to please send this survey out to all of their members, and, if possible, to send to all available listservs you may have of registered OTs and OTAs in the state that may not be members of the association. 
In addition, this project has two components. I also have another survey for all (voting) board members of the association to analyze how they feel the association performs when delivering member benefits. These answers will be compared to the answers provided by the therapists in each state. I hope we can find out some valuable information from these surveys. 
Thank you everyone for your assistance. Please feel free to respond back to me with any questions you may have. All responses will be anonymous. 


OT/OTA Link:




Dear Occupational Therapist,

You are invited to take part in a funded study, “Burnout and Attributional Style Among Occupational Therapists,” developed by entry-level doctoral occupational therapy students and the principal investigator, Professor Julia Shin, OTR/L from Creighton University (Omaha, NE).  The purpose of this national-level online survey is to collect data on OT practitioners’ level of burnout and pattern of attributional reasoning skills.  The survey is entirely anonymous and voluntary and will take approximately 30 – 45 minutes to complete.  If you would like to participate, please click on the link below to begin the survey: 

We would greatly appreciate your consideration and participation in our research survey!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Professor Julia Shin, OTR/L via phone at (402) 280-4327 or via email at Thank you very much! 




Jenna Zellner, OTS

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Student 2020

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions

Creighton University 


9/24/18 though November 9, 2018

Dear Montana occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants,

We are occupational therapy students at the University of Mary – Billings campus who are conducting research with the purpose of identifying the challenges and rewards of rural occupational therapy practice in Montana. We have been approved by the University of Mary Institutional Review Board to conduct this study.

To conduct this study, we have created an online survey and are asking for volunteers to participate. For the purpose of this study, rural is defined as a city with a population of less than 10,000 people. This excludes the following cities in Montana: Billings, Great Falls, Bozeman, Helena, Missoula, Butte, and Kalispell. If you are currently working or have worked as a licensed occupational therapist and/or certified occupational therapy assistant within the past 5 years in the state of Montana outside of these areas listed, please consider taking this survey.


Your participation in this study is voluntary and you may choose not to participate. If you decide to participate in this survey, you may withdraw at any time and will not be penalized. Risk to participants is minimal. In the survey you will be asked to discuss the positive and negative experiences related to your current or past rural practice, which may cause discomfort. This may pose psychological and emotional risk to all participants. You are able to disregard any question or end your participation in the survey at any time.


The online survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes. Your responses will be confidential and we will not collect identifying information such as your name, email address, or IP address. Following the completion of the survey, you will have the opportunity to provide your email address to receive results from this study. Your email address is in no way connected to your survey responses. All data is stored in a password-protected electronic format. The results of this study will be used for scholarly purposes only.


To access this survey, please visit this link:

You can also access the survey on the Montana Occupational Therapy Association website


We greatly appreciate you taking the time to consider this research opportunity.



University of Mary MSOT students:

Anne Phan,                  Brianne Dandrea,

Justin Cabrera,            Lindsey Hafer,

Ray Strutzel,           Sophie Reynolds,  

Madyson Klapmeier,


6/4/18 EAR:Y CHILDHOOD (60 months & under)

I am conducting research regarding occupational therapists working with children 60 months or under. This research is in partial fulfillment of my post-professional occupational therapy doctorate from the University of  Utah. The survey should take less then 10 minutes to complete. This survey is anonymous and no personal identifiable information will be collected as part of the survey. If you work with children 60 months or under for 8 or more hours a week, please help me by taking the survey.  

Please click or copy and paste the link below to begin the survey. 

  Thank you for your participation!

Diane Tom, OTR/L




OT's role in school bullying against students with disabilities: Invitation to participate in survey

If you're a school based occupational therapist, please consider participating in our online survey about OT's role in school bullying against students with disabilities. Your participation in this study will help us to identify the ways that occupational therapists can combat bullying in the school system. 


The online survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey, you will have the choice to be entered into a drawing for a gift card. 

To go directly to the survey, click on:

If linking does not work, please cut and paste the above website address, ensuring that you have the complete address, into your browser, e.g., Internet Explorer.

There are no known risks associated with your participation in this research. Although you will receive no direct benefits, this research may help the investigators understand occupational therapist's role in school bullying against students with disabilities. By completing the survey, you are providing consent for the researchers to utilize the information you provide as data for analysis and in presentations and publications. Confidentiality of your research records will be strictly maintained as this is an anonymous survey that will never directly link to your individual identity.


If there is anything about the study or your participation that is unclear or that you do not understand, if you have questions or wish to report a research-related problem, you may contact Janet Njelesani at or (212)-998-5845. For questions about your rights as a research participant, you may contact the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects, New York University, 665 Broadway, Suite 804, New York, New York, 10012, at o(212) 998-4808. Please reference the study #IRB-FY2018-1765 when contacting the IRB. Three students, Aisha Faulkner, Hayden Jeon, and Beth Schweitzer, are completing this graduate research project as part of their Masters of Occupational Therapy degree at New York University, under the supervision of Janet Njelesani, Assistant Professor.


Thank you for your consideration in taking part in this study.


Janet Njelesani, PhD, OTR/L

Department of Occupational Therapy

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development 

82 Washington Square East, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10003 




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