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SIS Quarterly Practice ConnectionsA Supplement to OT Practice®Published by The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. November 2018, Volume 3, Issue 4 ISSN 1084-4902Table of ContentsChildren & Youth............................................................................2ӹExecutive Function for School-Age Students, Izel Obermeyer, MS, OTR/L, FAOTAӹUsing the Children's Kitchen Task Assessment to Measure Functional Cognition in Children With Developmental Disabilities, Grace Reifenberg, OTD, OTR/L; Michelle A. Kiger, MHS, OTR/L; & Anne Cronin, PhD, OTR/LӹOccupational Therapy's Critical Role in Addressing Sensory Integration to Increase Academic Progress and Participation in Schools, Tiffany Northrop, MA, OTR/LEducation....................................................................................11ӹInterprofessional Research Opportunities for Doctoral Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Students, Beth O'Rourke, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR; Sara Best, OTD, OTR/L, CAS; & Thomas Ruediger, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, CSCSHealth & Wellness........................................................................14ӹEngaging a Care Partner in Interventions for Persons With Dementia, Kari Burch, OTD, OTR/L; & Jill Cigliana, MSOT, OTR/LMental Health .............................................................................17ӹCognitive Performance Test: Practical Applications and Evidence-Based Use, Theressa Burns, BS, OTR; & Kristine Haertl, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTAProductive Aging .........................................................................21ӹFunctional Cognitive Assessment and Intervention in Acute Care, Sarah Karmali, OTR/L; Lorinda Hagstrom, OTR/L; Karlene Mah, OTR/L; Genevieve Mishima, COTA/L; & Jessica Seminary, OTR/LRehabilitation, Disability, & Participation .....................................26ӹNeuroplasticity Principles to Promote Functional Cognition in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Emily A. White, MOT, OTR/L; & Asha Vas, PhD, OTWork & Industry ..........................................................................31ӹMobile Technologies to Support Workers With Cognitive-Behavioral Challenges, Tony Gentry, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTAFunctional cognition is how an individual uses and integrates their thinking and processing skills to accomplish everyday activi-ties in clinical and community living environments. Occupational therapy practitioners are experts in measuring functional cogni-tion, which encompasses assessment of everyday task performance (e.g., self-care, household management, childcare, workplace tasks). They specialize in identifying performance-based cognitive impairments, which range from subtle to obvious. By evaluating individuals’ cognitive strengths and limitations in the context of performing everyday life activities, practitioners can help them identify strategies to compensate for cognitive loss when possible and to adapt the environment to improve their independence in participating in ADLs and IADLs.This issue of the SIS Quarterly Practice Connectionshigh-lights how occupational therapists use cognitive assessments to create interventions that support function and participation. A pdf of the entire issue is on AOTA’s website () in the Publications section, and the individual articles are posted in the section in which they appear in this issue.

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