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South African Journal of Occupational Therapy (2310-3833)
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Street vending in South Africa: An entrepreneurial occupation 767 80 0 10 857
The influence of mother-infant skin-to-skin contact on bonding and touch 338 62 0 10 410
Parents' voices: experiences and coping as a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder 321 64 0 17 402
Assessment of record keeping at schools for learners with special educational needs in the Western Cape 40 339 0 5 384
Students' fieldwork experiences of using community entry skills within community development 139 240 0 3 382
Visual perception of five-year-old English-speaking children in Bloemfontein using the Beery VMI-6, DTVP-3 and TVPS-3 328 24 0 9 361
Inside Guillain-Barré Syndrome: An occupational therapist's perspective 201 113 0 0 314
Occupational Therapy in the bereavement process: A meta-synthesis 280 30 0 3 313
OT student's experiences of stress and coping 279 28 0 2 309
The sensory profile: Comparative analysis of children with Specific Language Impairment, ADHD and autism 224 80 0 4 308
Meaningful occupation clarified: Thoughts about the relationship between meaningful and psychologically rewarding occupations 242 55 0 1 298
The Challenges Experienced by Practitioners from Under-Resourced Early Childhood Development Centres in South Africa: A Single Site Study 237 34 0 7 278
Occupational therapists in medico-legal work - South African experiences and opinions 259 18 0 0 277
Current practices in the assessment of hypotonia in children 245 31 0 0 276
The DTVP-2 visual closure subtest: A closer look 37 224 0 1 262
Applying the occupational justice framework in disability policy analysis in Namibia 221 30 0 4 255
Occupational therapy groups as a vehicle to address interpersonal relationship problems: mental health care users' perceptions 197 44 0 10 251
The role of Occupational Therapy in Africa: A scoping review 194 49 0 4 247
Meaning and purpose in the occupations of gang-involved young men in Cape Town 176 64 0 1 241
Using measurement principles to confirm the levels of creative ability as described in the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability 172 62 0 1 235
Factors influencing model use in occupational therapy 175 59 0 1 235
Occupational therapy hand assessment practices: Cause for concern? 116 107 0 3 226
Hippotherapy in occupational therapy practice 191 25 0 2 218
Employers' experiences of having a live-in domestic worker: Insights into the relationship between privilege and occupational justice 187 24 0 5 216
The development of an emotional regulation scale for adolescents 178 33 0 0 211
The collaborative relationship between teachers and occupational therapists in junior primary mainstream schools 34 175 0 1 210
Gross motor skills in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 175 17 0 0 192
The use of assistive technology in classroom activities for learners with motor impairments at a special school in South Africa 167 22 0 1 190
Reflections on simulated learning experiences of occupational therapy students in a clinical skills unit at an institution of higher learning 170 16 0 2 188
Resilience in occupational therapy students 161 26 0 1 188
Occupational therapy and the use of music tempo in the treatment of the mental health care user with psychosis 156 30 0 1 187
Effects of Substance Use Disorder on Women's Roles and Occupational Participation 137 40 0 6 183
A Commentary of Occupational Justice and Occupation-based Community Development Frameworks for Social Transformation: The Marikana Event 147 30 0 6 183
In-hand manipulation of children aged four and five-years-old: translation, rotation and shift movements, in Bloemfontein 145 32 0 3 180
Situating occupation in social relations of power: Occupational possibilities, ageism and the retirement 'choice' 133 46 0 0 179
Novice Occupational Therapist's Experience of Working in Neonatal Intensive Care Units in KwaZulu-Natal 151 23 0 5 179
Occupational therapy students' experiences and perceptions of culture during fieldwork education 138 35 0 5 178
The role of the occupational therapist in case management in South Africa 148 27 0 1 176
Comparison of motor relearning occupation-based and neurodevelopmental treatment approaches in treating patients with traumatic brain injury 137 36 0 1 174
The effect of parent-administered infant massage on the developmental outcomes of premature infants 130 37 0 7 174
The effect of a two-week sensory diet on fussy infants with regulatory sensory processing disorder 141 25 0 3 169
Theorising social transformation in occupational science: The American Civil Rights Movement and South African struggle against apartheid as 'Occupational Reconstructions' 139 25 0 3 167
Leadership: The key to person-centred care 104 62 0 0 166
Time and space dimensions of computer laptop use amongst third year students of the University of the Free State 144 20 0 2 166
Impact of post-stroke impairments on activities and participation as experienced by stroke survivors in a Western Cape setting 137 23 0 3 163
The effects of rehabilitation education for village health volunteers on walking speed and upper extremity function in stroke survivors in Thailand 143 19 0 0 162
Domains for occupational therapy outcomes in mental health practices 82 78 0 0 160
Family caregivers' perceptions and experiences regarding caring for older adults with chronic diseases 125 31 0 3 159
People-centeredness in health system reform. Public perceptions of private and public hospitals in South Africa 126 25 0 8 159
Occupation-based practice in a tertiary hospital setting: occupational therapists' perceptions and experiences 124 31 0 1 156
The association of an omitted crawling milestone with pencil grasp and control in five- and six-year-old children 71 84 0 0 155
Employing people with disabilities in South Africa 102 48 0 2 152
Prone positioning and motor development in the first 6 weeks of life 39 112 0 0 151
The sources of professional confidence in occupational therapy students 64 85 0 2 151
"I drink": Mothers' alcohol consumption as both individualised and imposed occupation 121 22 0 5 148
In-hand manipulation (IHM) in children 6 and 7 years of age: A follow-up study 131 15 0 1 147
Clients' perceptions of an occupational therapy intervention at a substance use rehabilitation centre in the Western Cape 110 33 0 3 146
Postural control in children receiving intervention using the Astronaut Training Protocol 81 64 0 1 146
Identifying the factors that contribute to hand writing problems experienced by students at a higher education institution in South Africa 81 61 0 2 144
Breastfeeding among mothers in the public health sector: the role of the occupational therapist 122 20 0 1 143
Correlating the Developmental Test of Visual Perception-2 (DTVP-2) and the Test of Visual Perceptual Skills Revised (TVPS-R) as assessment tools for learners with learning difficulties 29 112 0 1 142
Southern occupational therapies: Emerging identities, epistemologies and practices 117 24 0 0 141
The effect of neoprene thumb abduction splints on upper limb function in children with cerebral palsy 125 12 0 4 141
Substance abusers' anger behaviour and sensory processing patterns: An occupational therapy investigation 115 23 0 1 139
Navigating the occupational transition of dropping out of school: Anchoring occupations and champions as facilitators 119 16 0 3 138
Sensory processing, praxis and related social participation of 5-12 year old children with Down Syndrome attending educational facilities in Bloemfontein, South Africa 112 15 0 11 138
Occupational performance factors perceived to influence the readmission of mental health care users diagnosed with schizophrenia 123 10 0 3 136
Co-morbidities of hearing loss and occupational therapy in preschool children 113 20 0 0 133
Community Service Occupational Therapists: thriving or just surviving? 118 12 0 1 131
Early Childhood Development: The Disability Policy and its implications for occupational therapists 113 14 0 3 130
Occupational therapy manager's role in and perceptions of clinical education 113 15 0 1 129
Practice-based evidence: Evaluating the quality of occupational therapy patient records as evidence for practice 105 18 0 1 124
The use of the ICAM Splint Programme in Zone IV to VII Extensor Tendon Repairs: Patient outcomes and clinician experiences in a specialised hand unit in SA 106 15 0 3 124
School-based occupational therapists: An exploration into their role in a Cape Metropole full service school 32 91 0 0 123
Digital apartheid and the effect of mobile technology during rural fieldwork 103 14 0 4 121
Visual Perceptual Deficits in Different Types of Cerebral Palsy 88 28 0 5 121
Visual recognition difficulties: Identifying primary school learners' directional confusion in writing letters and numbers 68 51 0 0 119
Interventions for Primary Caregivers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A cross-sectional study of current practices of stakeholders in South Africa 76 39 0 4 119
Promoting the development of foundation phase learners in under-resourced environments using Ayres Sensory Integration® principles and custom-designed, low-cost playgrounds 87 26 0 5 118
Development of a task-based bilateral fine motor skill assessment for grade 0 children in South Africa 97 20 0 0 117
Developing a socially transformative focus in Occupational Therapy: insights from South African practice 91 23 0 2 116
Women's experiences of informal street trading and well-being in Cape Town, South Africa 92 18 0 6 116
The relationship between developmental dyspraxia and sensory responsivity in children aged four years through eight years - Part I 52 60 0 3 115
Incorporating a client-centered approach in the development of occupational therapy outcome domains for mental health care settings in South Africa 42 72 0 0 114
Are final year occupational therapy students adequately prepared for clinical practice? A case study in KwaZulu-Natal 85 28 0 1 114
Quality management in occupational therapy 76 37 0 0 113
An introduction to Cultural Historical Activity Theory as a theoretical lens for understanding how occupational therapists design interventions for persons living in low-income conditions in South Africa 69 44 0 0 113
Occupation-based hand therapy in South Africa: challenges and opportunities 89 24 0 0 113
Occupational therapy services and perception of integration of these at primary healthcare level in South Africa 88 24 0 1 113
Through the lens of a peer: Understanding leisure boredom and risk behaviour in adolescence 73 37 0 1 111
Wheelchair dancing and self-esteem in adolescents with physical disabilities 90 21 0 0 111
Joining the Dots: Theoretically Connecting the Vona du Toit Model of Creative Ability (VdTMoCA) with Supported Employment 77 10 0 24 111
The use of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests with South African children 50 60 0 0 110
The short term effect of a group drumming intervention on aggressive behaviour among adolescent girls diagnosed with conduct disorder 89 19 0 2 110
Patterns of sensory integration dysfunction in children from South Africa 87 19 0 1 107
Legislation for everyday occupational therapy practice 52 52 0 0 104
"The pen is a powerful weapon; it can make you change": The value of using reflective writing with adolescents 92 11 0 1 104
A pilot study on high dosage intervention of children with CP using combined therapy approaches 87 13 0 1 101
A survey of occupational therapists' involvement in facilitating self-employment for people with disabilities 75 21 0 3 99
'The hand belongs to someone': a therapist perspective on patient compliance 82 14 0 1 97
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