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Early Intervention/Early Childhood Critically Appraised Topics

CATs (Critically Appraised Topics)

#1: What is the evidence for the effectiveness for interventions used in occupational therapy to improve feeding, eating, and swallowing for children from birth to age 5?
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#2: What is the evidence for the effectiveness for interventions used in occupational therapy to promote pre-literacy skills (i.e., fine motor skills, visual perception, auditory processing, language, cognition/learning, attention, visual motor)?
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#3: What is the evidence for the effectiveness for interventions used in occupational therapy to promote social-emotional development in children birth to 5 years?
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#4: What is the evidence for the effectiveness of different service delivery models and methods used to improve occupational performance for children ages birth to 5 years and their families receiving early childhood services (e.g., family centered-care, transdisciplinary, coaching, natural environment)?
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