This valuable book provides clear guidance for conducting clinical research!
Experts propose their research on learning disabled children as a model for other therapists interested in understanding and conducting clinical research. The most comprehensive book available on the research done by Short-DeGraff and Ottenbacher, Collaborative Research in Developmental Therapy explores clinical assessment, learning disabilities, sensory-integration theory, vestibular and proprioceptive functions, and research methodology.
Short-DeGraff and Ottenbacher and their colleagues emphasize the dynamics behind getting a successful research project off the ground by demonstrating how their research studies began with some clinical observations and evolved through collaborative efforts.
They discuss problems that they had with particular studies and offer suggestions, practical advice, and important considerations for therapists who wish to explore these issues in their own clinical research. They also share practical insights into selecting a research topic, understanding the ethics and politics of research, conducting studies to resolve questions raised by earlier studies, reporting research findings, publishing one’s study, and obtaining assistance with research.
Table of Contents
- Publication Trends in Occupational Therapy
- INITIAL INVESTIGATIONS: RELATIONS AMONG VARIABLES
- Identifying Vestibular Processing Dysfunction in Learning Disabled Children
- Vestibular-Proprioceptive Functions in Four-Year-Olds: Normative and Regression Analyses
- The Relationship Between Dynamic Balance and Postrotary Nystagmus in Learning Disabled Children
- COLLABORATION AND THE ETHICS OF RESEARCH
- Nystagmus and Ocular Fixation Difficulties in Learning Disabled Children
- Association Between Nystagmus Hyporesponsivity and Behavioral Problems in Learning Disabled Children
- A BODY OF COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH
- Human Figure Drawings of Learning Disabled Children With Hyporesponsive Postrotary Nystagmus
- Patterns of Postrotary Nystagmus in Three Learning Disabled Children
- Nystagmus Duration Changes of Learning Disabled Children During Sensory Integrative Therapy
- Human Figure Drawing Ability and Vestibular Processing Dysfunction in Learning Disabled Children
- The Use of Selected Clinical Observations to Predict Postrotary Nystagmus Change in Learning Disabled Children
- EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN FOR CLINICAL INVESTIGATION
- The Effects of a Clinically Applied Program of Vestibular Stimulation on the Neuromotor Performance of Children With Severe Developmental Disability
- RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH
- Subject Index
- Index of Names
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / Occupational Therapy
- PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health