To promote opportunities in research activities and online surveys relating to occupational therapy, the Society offers space in OSOT's weekly member update email to all OSOT members which includes project descriptions and links to online surveys. In addition, the Society will post this information to the OSOT website and one social media post.

For more details and to send in your research survey for publication, please see our order form.

The following posts have been purchased by the researchers to access OSOT membership. While posting does not imply OSOT partnership or sponsorship, we encourage members to participate!

The Role of Occupational Therapists Towards Academic Activities in Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder

Purpose and description of study:
Researchers invite you to participate in a survey that investigates the assessment and intervention practices of occupational therapists (OTs) in Canada working with children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as motor dyspraxia. 

Target audience for participation:
You are eligible to participate if you are an occupational therapist who:
  1. Is fluent in French or English.
  2. Is registered to work in any Canadian province or territory.
  3. Had at least one year of clinical experience with a school-aged pediatric clientele.
  4. Had at least one client with DCD or suspected DCD in the past year.

You can provide your email address and name at the end of the survey to be entered for a chance to win 1 of 16 $25 Guusto gift cards for the merchant of your choice.

If you are interested in participating please complete the following survey.

If you have any questions regarding this survey or the research study, please contact the study coordinator at

Deadline to participate: December 3, 2023

Factors Influencing Recovery Following Non-catastrophic Injury in a Motor Vehicle Accident in Ontario: An Interpretive Descriptive Study

Principal Investigator: Katelyn Bridge, OT Reg. (Ont.), Doctoral Candidate, Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership | Queen’s University School of Rehabilitation

Associate Investigators: Dr. Dorothy Kessler (Queen’s University), Dr. Tricia Morrison (University of Ottawa) and Dr. Michel Lacerte (Western University)

Purpose and description of study:
Injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) are a primary cause of disability in Ontario. Persistent impairments following an MVA can have adverse impacts on health-related quality of life, work ability, and psychological wellbeing. Understanding post-MVA recovery from the perspectives of injured individuals and occupational therapists (OTs) is needed as a starting point to inform more effective occupational therapy service delivery and clinical decision making. We will interview individuals with non-catastrophic injuries sustained in an MVA and OTs working with these individuals. We will explore how these groups describe recovery following an MVA, what factors they perceive as influencing recovery, and how these factors are currently being addressed by occupational therapists to promote recovery. The results of this study will support occupational therapists in recognizing and addressing relevant recovery-related factors in their clinical practice. 

Target audience for participation:
Target audience for participation: Recruitment for therapist participants has closed. However, recruitment for client participants remains ongoing. To be eligible to participate, clients must:
  1. Currently be involved in occupational therapy treatment funded by their auto-insurance company. 
  2. Have been deemed as having a non-catastrophic injury.
  3. Be at least one year post-MVA. 
  4. Have hired a personal injury lawyer.

Participation will involve a 1-hour virtual interview via telephone or Microsoft Teams, depending on participant preference. A $25 e-gift card will be provided as a thank you for participation.

We are requesting that occupational therapists working in the auto-insurance sector share this client recruitment video with any clients who may be eligible and interested in participating. A PDF study flyer can be provided upon request for distribution to potential participants.

Please contact Katelyn Bridge at for any questions or additional information. 

Deadline to participate: January 31, 2024

Assistive Technology in Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practice: Perceptions of Practitioners and Academic Curriculum Leaders

Principal Investigator: Shannon Gravelle, OT Reg. (Ont.), Doctoral Candidate in the Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership (Queen's University),

Associate Investigators: Dr. Beata Batorowicz, Queen’s University, and Dr. Sandra Fucile, Queen's University 

Purpose and description of study:
The purpose of the study is to explore how occupational therapists who work with children perceive occupational therapy and Assistive Technology (AT). The research will focus on OTs discussing their education/graduate-level curriculum on Assistive Technology (AT), their perceptions of AT within their clinical practice, their perceptions of the strengths and challenges of occupational therapy and AT, and what they envision for the future of occupational therapy and AT.

Target audience for participation:
We are seeking participants for virtual focus groups who: a) work as registered OTs with school-age children (ages 5 to 21 years) in Ontario, b) graduated from a Masters-level occupational therapy program in Ontario, and; c) graduated since 2018 and have a minimum of one year of clinical occupational therapy experience. 

Study procedures: If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to: complete a brief questionnaire (below) on demographic related information, provide your email address, and electronically sign the consent form.  

Participants will be sent a link via email to attend a focus group, based upon their availability provided to the research team. The focus group will be conducted by the Primary Investigator using the Zoom platform.

Participants will be asked to discuss their perceptions of occupational therapy and AT alongside 4-5 other OTs within a 90-minute focus group session. The session will be recorded (audio and video) and consent for participation will be recorded at the beginning of the focus group. 

Next steps: The results of the study aim to provide valuable information that sets the direction for discussion and creating a vision with a plan about the future of the occupational therapy and AT curriculum in Ontario.

Voluntary participation: Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary and you can decline to participate in the research or any aspect of the research at any time. You have not waived any legal rights by consenting to participate in this study. Consent will be recorded at the beginning of the online focus group. In appreciation for your time and contributions to this research study, a $75  online gift card to a store of your choice will be provided following participation in the focus group. 

Letter of Information and Consent Form to Participate

Please contact Shannon Gravelle at with questions. 

Deadline to participate: November 30, 2023