Alice Moore

Alice Moore
University College Cork | UCC · Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy

PhD; MSc Occupational Therapy; BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

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Importance: Internationally, it is suggested that school-based occupational therapy (SBOT) has an important role in supporting inclusion in educational settings. In SBOT, multitiered service delivery models are identified as a way forward to maximize school inclusion. Therefore, identifying evidence for the implementation of tiered interventions in...
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Universal Design (UD) is promoted internationally for the design of public playgrounds that support outdoor play, social participation, and inclusion. Despite this international recognition of UD, there is a lack of research evidence concerning the applicability of UD for playground design. Instead, municipalities need to rely on best practice guid...
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Globally, Universal Design (UD) is promoted as an evidence-informed approach for planning and designing accessible and inclusive public playgrounds, which are valuable sites for outdoor play in child-friendly cities. However, it remains unclear the extent to which UD has been implemented in public playgrounds. The purpose of this study was to explo...
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Purpose: Public playgrounds afford children and families important opportunities for outdoor play, social participation, and inclusion. Unfortunately, many children and families experience barriers to accessing, using, and being included in public playgrounds. Consequently, Universal Design (UD) is promoted for providing conceptual guidance for de...
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This is a Research Bulletin from the Middletown Centre for Autism, Ireland. The Centre publishes a quarterly Research Bulletin, which is developed to meet the needs of education professionals working with children and young people with autism. Each Research Bulletin provides accessible summaries of relevant, peer-reviewed articles. The summaries ar...
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This Evaluation was conducted on the new government initiative in Ireland to develop school-based occupational therapy and speech and language therapy in ealry years and school settings in Ireland: see Government Press release https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2021-press-releases/PR21-01-04.html
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Purpose To synthesize evidence regarding the physical design features and non-physical aspects of public playgrounds that facilitate/hinder outdoor play, social participation, and inclusion; identify design recommendations; and explore the current discourses and concepts around designing for outdoor play, social participation, and inclusion in publ...
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Introduction Outdoor parks and playgrounds are important sites of social inclusion in many urban communities. However, these playspaces are often inaccessible and unusable for many children with disabilities. This paper presents findings from a case study of one urban municipality in Ireland. The study aimed to understand play participation in five...
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Accessible and inclusive community environments are fundamental for enabling social inclusion. As a set of design principles, Universal Design (UD) offers the potential to create inclusive environments that are accessible to as many people as possible. Yet to date, community environments such as parks and playgrounds have received little attention...
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Outdoor environments for children are important sites for social inclusion and play. In the European context, outdoor play provision is typically governed by regional or national policy and informed by international conventions that specifically state that inclusive environments must be made available for all children for their rights to be met. Sp...
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Background: Play, particularly outdoor play is seen a fundamental experience for all children. Nonetheless, literature consistently demonstrates that children with disabilities participate less in outdoor play, compared to typically developing peers. However, little research exists with regards to outdoor play experiences of children with Autism S...
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Purpose Play occupation has been identified as an essential part of children’s lives, and it subsequently features in paediatric Occupational Therapy. However, few studies address the current place of play and play occupation in Occupational Therapy practice. This study aims to address this gap in knowledge by exploring paediatric occupational the...
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Given that participation in occupation is a significant predictor of well-being, it seems plausible to argue that participation in play is imperative for child well-being, since play is a fundamental occupation in early childhood in most cultures across the world. However, play is neither included as an indicator nor as a domain in the national set...
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Introduction Play is viewed as an important occupation in childhood and consequently in children's occupational therapy. However, few studies have explored the place of play in therapy practice. This study aimed to contribute to this knowledge gap by exploring play in occupational therapy in three European countries. Method A cross-sectional surve...
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Play for children with disabilities is often overlooked, or even ignored in community and rehabilitation settings, and is an area of increasing concern among play researchers. Hence, in 2014, a European initiative was created: the Ludi COST Action-play for children with disabilities TD1309. The aim of the Ludi project is to spread awareness on the...
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Playgrounds are important outdoor environments in many communities during childhood. However, playground spaces often do not meet the needs of typically developing children or children with disabilities, resulting in social exclusion for many children. This study explored the evidence regarding accessibility and usability of playgrounds for childre...

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