Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

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Edited By: Dr Elspeth Froude

Impact Factor: 0.723

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 49/64 (Rehabilitation)

Online ISSN: 1440-1630

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Special Issue February 2015

Technology in Occupational Therapy

The Australian Occupational Therapy Journal would like to invite submissions of original research related to technology in occupational therapy research, education and practice. Technology is widely utilised within the occupational therapy profession. Examples include: Assistive technology and adaptive equipment used to promote client participation in occupations; e-therapy and e-health to provide access to services for those living in rural or remote locations; and fast developing use of media and internet capabilities to educate students and provide services for occupational therapy clients. The journal welcomes any investigations of the use or application of technology within the occupational therapy field, such as the evaluation of the process or design of technology or the efficacy from the technology user’s perspective.

The purpose of this special issue is to showcase the research and work undertaken by occupational therapists within the broad area of technology. The submissions may be, but are not limited to, reports of original research, feature articles and reviews, evaluating innovative practices, describing lived experiences and identifying directions for future practice.

Topics areas of interest may include, but are not limited to research in the areas of:

  • Smart or other technologies that promote health, wellbeing and participation among any occupational therapy client population.
  • The occupational therapy process (assessment, trial, prescription and evaluation) involved when technology or assistive devices are provided for clients and, or caregivers.
  • Technology relevant to current or developing areas of occupational therapy practice.
  • The use of technology within all life areas—home, community, education settings, work, and travel/transport.
  • Technology used within occupational therapy clinical practice or education.

The deadline for submissions is February 1st, 2014. If you are interested but would like further clarification you are welcome to contact Elspeth Froude-Editor in Chief to discuss your ideas further.