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Publications - Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC)


Ahmadi Kahjoogh, M., Kessler, D., Hosseini, S. A., Rassafiani, M., Akbarfahimi, N., Khankeh, H. R., & Biglarian, A. (2019). Randomized controlled trial of occupational performance coaching for mothers of children with cerebral palsy. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 82(4), 213-219. doi:10.1177/0308022618799944

Alcorn, K., & Broome, K. (2014). Occupational performance coaching for chronic health conditions: A review of the literature. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61(2), 49-56.
Belliveau, D., Belliveau, I., Camire-Raymond, A., Kessler, D., & Egan, M. (2016). Use of Occupational Performance Coaching for stroke survivors (OPC-Stroke) in late rehabilitation: A descriptive case study. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 4(2). doi:10.15453/2168-6408.1219

Berlin, K. S., Davies, W. H., Silverman, A. H., Woods, D. W., Fischer, E. A., & Rudolph, C. D. (2010). Assessing children's mealtime problems with the Mealtime Behavior Questionnaire. Children's Health Care, 39(2), 142-156. doi:10.1080/02739611003679956

Bernie, C., Graham, F., May, T., & Williams, K. (2019, May). Feasibility of Occupational Performance Coaching for addressing child and family functional goals whilst waiting for Autism assessment in Melbourne Australia. In European Academy of Childhood Disability. Paris, France.

Dunn, W., Little, L. M., Pope, E., & Wallisch, A. (2018). Establishing fidelity of occupational performance coaching. OTJR Occupation, Participation and Health, 38(2), 96-104. doi:10.1177/1539449217724755

Foster, L., Dunn, W., & Lawson, L. M. (2013). Coaching mothers of children with autism: A qualitative study for occupational Therapy practice. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 33(2), 253-263. doi:10.3109/01942638.2012.747581

Graham, F., Kennedy-Behr, A., & Ziviani, J. (Eds.). (2021). Occupational Performance Coaching (OPC): A manual for practitioners and researchers. Oxfordshire: Routledge.

Graham, F. (2011). Occupational Performance Coaching: An approach to enabling performance with children and parents. (doctoral thesis). University of Queensland, Brisbane. Retrieved from

Graham, F., Boland, P., Ziviani, J., & Rodger, S. (2018). Occupational therapists’ and physiotherapists’ perceptions of implementing Occupational Performance Coaching. Disability and Rehabilitation, 40(12), 1386-1392. doi:10.1080/09638288.2017.1295474

Graham, F., Rodger, S., & Ziviani, J. (2010). Enabling occupational performance of children through coaching parents: Three case reports. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 30(1), 4-15. doi:10.3109/01942630903337536

Graham, F., Rodger, S., & Ziviani, J. (2013). Effectiveness of Occupational Performance Coaching in improving children's and mothers' performance and mothers' self-competence. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(1), 10-18. doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.004648

Graham, F., Rodger, S., & Ziviani, J. (2014). Mothers' experiences of engaging in Occupational Performance Coaching. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 77(4), 189-197. doi:10.4276/030802214x13968769798791

Graham, F., Rodger, S., Ziviani, J., & Jones, V. (2016). Strategies identified as effective by mothers during occupational performance coaching. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 36(3), 247-259. doi:10.3109/01942638.2015.1101043

Graham, F., Ziviani, J., Kennedy-Behr, A., Kessler, D., & Hui, C. (2018). Fidelity of occupational performance coaching: Importance of accuracy in intervention identification. OTJR Occupation, Participation and Health, 38(1), 67-69. doi:10.1177/1539449217738926

Hui, C., Snider, L., & Couture, M. (2016). Self-regulation workshop and Occupational Performance Coaching with teachers: A pilot project. Canadian Journal Of Occupational Therapy, 83(2), 115-125. doi:10.1177/0008417415627665

Johnson, L. B. (2017). Occupational Performance Coaching for parents of picky eaters. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(4). doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO4147

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Jones, T. L., & Prinz, R. J. (2005). Potential roles of parental self-efficacy in parent and child adjustment: A review. Clinical Psychology Review, 25(3), 341-363. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2004.12.004

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Kennedy-Behr, A., Rodger, S., Graham, F., & Mickan, S. (2013). Creating enabling environments at preschool for children with developmental coordination disorder. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 6(4), 301-313. doi:10.1080/19411243.2013.860760

Kessler, D., Egan, M., Dubouloz, C., Graham, F., & McEwen, S. (2014). Occupational Performance Coaching for stroke survivors: A pilot randomized controlled trial protocol. Canadian Journal Of Occupational Therapy. doi:10.1177/0008417414545869

Kessler, D., Egan, M., Dubouloz, C., McEwen, S., & Graham, F. (2017). Occupational Performance Coaching for stroke survivors: A pilot randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(3), 1-7. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.024216

Kessler, D., Egan, M., Dubouloz, C., McEwen, S., & Graham, F. (2018). Occupational performance coaching for stroke survivors (OPC-Stroke): Understanding of mechanisms of actions. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 81(6), 326-337. doi:10.1177/0308022618756001

Kessler, D., & Graham, F. (2015). The use of coaching in occupational therapy: An integrative review. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 62(3), 160-176. doi:10.1111/1440-1630.12175

Kessler, D., Ineza, I., Patel, H., Phillips, M., & Dubouloz, C. (2014). Occupational Performance Coaching adapted for stroke survivors (OPC-Stroke): A feasibility evaluation. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics, 32(1), 42-57. doi:10.3109/02703181.2013.873845

Kessler, D., Walker, I., Sauve-Schenk, K., & Egan, M. (2019). Goal setting dynamics that facilitate or impede a client-centered approach. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 26(5), 315-324. doi:10.1080/11038128.2018.1465119

King, G., Schwellnus, H., Servais, M., & Baldwin, P. (2019). Solution-focused coaching in pediatric rehabilitation: Investigating transformative experiences and outcomes for families. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 39(1), 16-32. doi:10.1080/01942638.2017.1379457

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Lamarre, J., Egan, M., Kessler, D., & Sauvé-Schenk, K. (2019). Occupational Performance Coaching in assisted living. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics, 1-17. doi:10.1080/02703181.2019.1659466

Law, M., Baptiste, S., Carswell, A., McColl, M., Polatajko, H., & Pollock, N. (2014). The Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (5th ed.). Ottawa, ON: CAOT Publications ACE.

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Lum, A. R., Anderson, M., & Dean, E. (2018). Using occupational performance coaching in mild traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. OT Practice, 3(2), 29-30. Retrieved from

Mezirow, J. (2012). Learning to think like an adult: Core concepts of transformation theory. In E. W. Taylor & P. Cranton (Eds.), Handbook of transformative learning: Theory, research and practice (pp. 73-95). San Francisco: Wiley.

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Novak, I. (2012). Evidence to practice commentary: The Evidence Alert Traffic Light Grading System. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 32(3), 256-259. doi:10.3109/01942638.2012.698148

Novak, I. (2014). Evidence to practice commentary. New evidence in coaching interventions. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 34(2), 132-137. doi:10.3109/01942638.2014.903060

Novak, I., Cusick, A., & Lowe, K. (2007). A pilot study on the impact of occupational therapy home programming for young children with cerebral palsy. Am J Occup Ther, 61(4), 463-468.

Novak, I., & Honan, I. (2019). Effectiveness of paediatric occupational therapy for children with disabilities: A systematic review. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 66(3), 258-273. doi:10.1111/1440-1630.12573

Ogourtsova, T., O’Donnell, M., & Majnemer, A. (2019). Coach, care coordinator, navigator or keyworker? Review of emergent terms in childhood disability. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 39(2), 119-123. doi:10.1080/01942638.2018.1521891

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Rosenbaum, P. (1998). Family-centred service: A conceptual framework and research review. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 18(1), 1-20. doi:10.1080/J006v18n01_01

Schwellnus, H., King, G., & Thompson, L. (2015). Client-centred coaching in the paediatric health professions: A critical scoping review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 37(15), 1305-1315. doi:10.3109/09638288.2014.962105

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Tschannen-Moran, M., & Hoy, A. W. (2001). Teacher efficacy: capturing an elusive construct. Teaching and Teacher Education, 17(7), 783-805. doi:10.1016/S0742-051X(01)00036-1

Ward, R., Reynolds, J. E., Pieterse, B., Elliott, C., Boyd, R., & Miller, L. (2019). Utilisation of coaching practices in early interventions in children at risk of developmental disability/delay: A systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-22. doi:10.1080/09638288.2019.1581846

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