DOT (WA) Inc. aims to support opportunities for research and clinical development in the field of paediatrics. The purpose of this grant is to support occupational therapists in carrying out clinical projects such as evaluating established clinical occupational therapy services or programs in WA, or developing resources to improve established clinical OT services or programs in WA.

2017 Grant NOW OPEN

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Application Form Clinical Projects Grant 2017

For enquiries regarding current and future grants, please email the Research Coordinator, DOT (WA) Inc. Executive at dotwa.research@gmail.com

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2015-16

The grant for 2015-16 was awarded to Katie Browning for a second year in a row to extend her 2014-15 funded research. Using this grant she conducted an audit of Adolescent and Adult Sensory Profile’s completed by children and adolescents engaging in non-suicidal self-injury to examine the possible association between sensory processing and self-harming behaviours.

Katie is now looking to further develop this research and seeking external funding to enable a biostatistician to examine the data and publish an article outlining these results.

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2014-15

Katie Browning was awarded the Clinical Project Grant in 2014-15 to conduct a literature review titled ‘Exploratory investigation into the links between non-suicidal self-injury in young people and the Winnie Dunn model of Sensory Processing.’

Exploratory investigation into the links between non suicidal self injury and sensory processing

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2012-13 

The grant for 2012-13 was awarded to Scott Langmead for his clinical project ‘First wheels – a project to evaluate use of a powered mobility vehicle for pre-school children’.

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2011-12

Sue McCabe was the successful recipient of the Clinical Project Grant for 2011-12. Sue investigated practical strategies for management of sleep for children with disabilities with a focus on the role of occupational therapists. Sue acknowledged DOT WA Inc for their financial contribution in her journal article titled ‘Sleep concerns in children and young people with cerebral palsy in their home setting’ published in The Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. The reference for this article is:

McCabe, S., Blackmore, M., Abbiss, C., Langdon, K., & Elliott, C. (2015). Sleep concerns in children and young people with cerebral palsy in their home setting. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 51(12), 1188-1194.