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OTMS 62600: Professional Practice in Community

Search Strategies: Needs Assessment

To find community based information, try searching something like this:

1. sensory room* or sensory space* or comfort room* or multisensory room* or sensory lab*

2. "needs assessment" or "needs analysis" or community research or community based participatory research or community health services or community assessment

To find information that focuses on children or schools by searching something like this:

1. sensory room* or sensory space* or comfort room* or multisensory room* or sensory lab*

2. child* or school* or classroom*

 

To find information that focuses on children or schools by searching something like this:

1. ot student* or occupational therapy student* or occupational science student*

2. classroom design or classroom layout or classroom environment or learning environment or classroom space* or learning space*

Search Strategies

  • Limit your topic to the “TI Title”, “AB Abstract”, or "SU Subject"
  • Use the * to broaden a term and find different endings: occupational therapy; occupational therapist; occupational therapeutics
  • Use quotations around phrases to force the exact phrase

 

 

Search Strategies: Trends

To find "trends" in the literature try searching something like this:
 

1. occupational therap* or occupational health
2. community based
3. research or trend* or change* or evidence based practice or ebp or evidence based or best practice

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