The Development of the Tool for Optimizing Written Productivity (TOW-P)
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Many school-aged children experience difficulties in written productivity, which result in a large number of referrals for school-based Occupational Therapists (OTs). Health care practitioners are being called upon to establish consistent practice, yet there are presently no guidelines to facilitate consistency in this clinical area. The Tool for Optimizing Written Productivity (TOW-P) was developed to assist OTs in decision-making regarding intervention selections for this population. A pilot study and a province-wide survey yielded specific frequencies of intervention for different written productivity issues that can be used to guide a therapist's selection of interventions.
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