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Children & Youth Evidence-Based Practice Resources

Evidence-based practice (EBP) is based on the integration of critically appraised research results with the clinical expertise, and the client’s preferences, beliefs and values. Based on systematic reviews from experts in the field, the following topic specific children and youth resources provide a comprehensive review of evidence-based findings to support practice. 


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  Early Intervention- Early Childhood ∙ Autism Spectrum Disorder ∙ Mental Health  ∙ Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration ∙ School-based Practice ∙ Evidence Tools

Early Intervention- Early Childhood

Practice Guidelines: Early Childhood: Birth through 5 Years (purchase online)

July/August 2013 Special Issue of AJOT on Early Intervention/Early Childhood:

Additional AJOT Published Literature: Early Intervention

Critically Appraised Topics on Early Intervention/Early Childhood:

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Practice Guidelines: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (purchase online)

September/October 2015 Special Issue of AJOT on Autism:Autism Spectrum Disorder Practice Guidelines Cover

Additional AJOT Published Literature: Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder

Critically Appraised Topics on Autism Spectrum Disorder: 

Areas of Occupation:
Social Interaction, Stereotyped/Repetitive Behaviors, Play, and Leisure:
Family Interaction:
Sensory-based and Ayres Sensory Integration® (ASI®) Interventions:

Mental Health Mental Health for Children and Youth Practice Guidelines Cover

Practice Guidelines: Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention for Children & Youth (purchase online)

November/December 2013 AJOT Article: Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention for Children and Youth

Critically Appraised Topics: Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention for Children and Youth


Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration

Practice Guidelines: Children and Adolescents With Challenges in Sensory Processing and Sensory Integration (purchase online)

May/June 2010 Special Issue of AJOT on Sensory Integration:Sensory Processing Practice Guidelines Cover

Additional AJOT Published Literature: Sensory Integration and Processing

Critically Appraised Topics on Children and Adolescents With Sensory Processing Disorders/Sensory Integrative Dysfunction:

School-based Practice

Practice Guidelines: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (purchase online)

Practice Guidelines: Early Childhood: Birth through 5 Years (purchase online)

Practice Guidelines: Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention for Children & Youth (purchase online)

AJOT Published Literature: School-based Practice


Evidence Tools and Resources

Evidence ExchangeA central repository for Critically Appraised Papers (CAPs) and related resources. The Evidence Exchange includes opportunities for members to participate as CAP Submitters as well as CAP Reviewers on an ongoing basis. 

Evidence-Based Resource Directory: An online resource that links users to Internet sites related to the evidence-based practice of occupational therapy.

Journal Club Toolkit: The go-to resource for planning and implementing a journal club. This toolkit consists of an array of documents and resources to develop and hold journal clubs across practice settings and programs.

Research Opportunities Tables: The tables provide information on priority research areas and serves as opportunity for researchers to share information on recently completed and ongoing projects.

Everyday Evidence Podcast Series: Brief, digestible interviews with experts to discuss how evidence affects everyday problems.