Congratulations to our 2021 Intervention Research Grant Recipients!
Congratulations to our 2021 Intervention Research Grant Recipients:
Jewel Elias Crasta ,PhD, OTR/L, Ohio State University
Characterizing Occupational Therapy Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Mentor: Amy Darragh, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Marion Russell, OTD, OTR/L, Creighton University
Impact of COVID-19 on Family Quality of Life and Healthcare Access for Families with a Child with Diabetes
Mentor: Vanessa Jewel, PhD, OTR/L
Areum Han, OTR/L, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
A Guided Eight-Week Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Intervention for Distressed Family Caregivers of People with Dementia: A Mixed-Methods Pilot Study
Mentor: Hon Yuen, PhD, OTR/L
Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth, OTD, OTR/L, Northern Arizona University
Easing the Transition: Occupational Therapy Life Skills Curriculum for Former Foster System Youth
Mentor: Heather Williamson, DrPH
Grace Kim, PhD, OTR/L, New York University
Promoting Adherence in Upper Extremity Home-Based Rehabilitation Through Motivational Interviewing and Ecological Momentary Assessment: A Feasibility Study
Mentor: Yael Goverover, PhD, OTR/L
The purpose of this grant program is to lay the necessary groundwork for larger intervention studies and for larger implementation studies and support the profession’s Vision 2025 of occupational therapy as an evidence-based profession. The intent of the IRG program is to provide seed funding for the development of new and/or novel ideas in order to generate preliminary data as proof of concept. Most larger funders, including federal sources and most of the major nonprofit foundations, require this data in order to apply to them, yet sources to fund this preliminary work are limited at best. The AOTF IRG occupies a very important niche and fills a critical gap by investing in the development of ideas and data in the early state of the occupational therapy research enterprise.
The Intervention Research Grant program receives donations from The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT®), the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), and the St. Catherine Challenge.