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Special Interest Sections (SIS) Quarterly Practice Connections

SIS Quarterly Practice Connections: A Supplement to OT Practice

The SIS Quarterly Practice Connections focuses on the role and application of research and other evidence to occupation-centered practice in areas of interest to members. It reflects the applicability and value of collaboration across specialty areas and settings. 

The Quarterly compendium targets the unique interests of practitioners within each of the 9 Special Interest Sections (SISs). It is broken into sections based on the six broad practice areas (i.e., Children & Youth; Health & Wellness; Mental Health; Productive Aging; Rehabilitation, Disability, & Participation; Work & Industry), plus Education. It is mailed as a supplement to OT Practice four times a year (February, May, August, November).

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Browse all the SIS articles using the menu to your left. Articles are organized by the section they appeared in the SIS Quarterly Practice Connections. You may also search archived Quarterly newsletters from 1998–2015, which are organized by SIS.

Please note: As of November 27, 2017, the Administration & Management SIS and Technology SIS no longer exist as stand-alone SISs. Members can still view archived articles.

You must be logged into your member account to view the archived SIS Quarterly articles and the full Quarterly compendiums.

Note to potential authors: If you are interested in writing for the SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, please review the Author Guidelines. Note that the SIS Quarterly Practice Connections does not publish original research, which should be submitted to AJOT or another research journal.  

Examples of potential content include:
  • Case examples that demonstrate the use of evidence to support practice.
  • A practice approach that either uses evidence/research or explicitly provides the basis for future research/evidence to support practice.
  • An interview with research or Practice Guidelines authors on what 5 (or whatever) things they learned that readers can apply to practice.
  • Review or discussion of evidence to support occupational therapy's role in response to legislation and new practice developments (e.g., demonstrating occupational therapy's role in primary care to reduce health costs, as part of the ACA; demonstrating how occupational therapy supports the CDC's Total Worker Health strategy, providing evidence for the suggested interventions).

If you think your article meets the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, please contact the editor of the SIS you're interested in

Contact AOTA at sis@aota.org for additional information. 

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