Targeted audience: Practitioners working with adults with Autism

 In 2011, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) listed working with adults with autism as a niche area of occupational therapy practice. To better understand how OT practitioners actually work with the adult ASD population (e.g., interventions, assessments, and reimbursement), we have developed a quick (10-15-minutes) survey that can be completed online. At the end of the survey, there is an additional link to enter a drawing to win one of several $50 Amazon gift cards.


By establishing a profile of current practices, the survey allows for international comparisons; enables monitoring practice trends; and informs occupational therapy educators. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alisha Ohl anytime: [email protected]or 607-342-2003 (cell). 

Here is the survey link:

 Surveys accepted through April 15th, 2019


 Targeted audience: OT and OTA Practitioners

 This survey link is for a capstone research project on differentiation and screening for hearing loss and cognitive decline in occupational therapy (OT) practice.

The survey link:

The survey will close on Feb. 26th at 11:59 pm MST.


Target Audience: Pediatric OT's

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.   

The purpose of this study is to explore what areas of sensory integration therapy are fulfilled by school-based occupational therapists who work with children who have sensory processing disorders.

This survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and your responses will remain anonymous. 

Here is the survey link:

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

Surveys accepted through March 15, 2019.

Mental Health Research

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 [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:  

Surveys accepted through March 14th, 2019.


University of Minnesota Research Opportunity

We are carrying out a research study at the University of Minnesota to determine the physiological basis of the balance issues and movement sensitivities that comprise Gravitational Insecurity, a condition which has challenged OTs and their clients since its identification by Jean Ayres in the 1970’s. If you would like to know more about the study, and/or inquire about participating in it, please contact Prof. Michael Potegal [email protected]

Study will end May 31st, 2019


Study Regarding Mentorship

We are graduate occupational therapy students at the University of Scranton conducting an exploratory study about mentorship within occupational therapy that is being supervised by Rita Fleming-Castaldy, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA. Our research aim is to better understand the lived experiences of occupational therapists as they transitioned from occupational therapy graduate to entry-level practitioner. This study is being completed to partially fulfill our graduate level research requirement at the University of Scranton.

 We are inviting you to participate in our study. Your participation can provide valuable information that can help support current mentorship programs and develop a foundation for future occupational therapy mentorship initiatives. Please extend our invitation to practicing entry-level, licensed occupational therapists that you know at your practice setting and/or personally. This survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete. You may stop your completion of the questionnaire at any point. Because participation is anonymous, ending participation will not affect your relationship with the University of Scranton Occupational Therapy Department. 

Please click on the link below to the SurveyMonkey browser if you wish to participate. This link also provides more information about our study, including informed consent, and the study questionnaire.

Surveys accepted through March 16th, 2019


Fieldwork Focused Research Survey

Targeted Audience : 2018 OT, OTD, or OTA graduates

We are MSOT students from San Jose State University in California. We are completing our capstone research project regarding incivility during level II fieldwork. 

  • Students’ perceptions of incivility during level II fieldwork (prevalence and type) is the focus of our study

  • The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete

  • The study was approved by the SJSU IRB

  • Findings will be presented at the Northern CA Fieldwork Council Conference

  • Please contact Adriana Covarrubias, OTS, with any questions or concerns: [email protected]

A Survey of Incivility in Occupational Therapy Fieldwork:

Thank you for your participation and support,

The survey will be available until Sunday, March 17, 2019