Our innovative program at Merlin Day Academy is beginning to be recognized by not just parents and pediatricians, but at a national peer-reviewed level as well. Our Publications List is a comprehensive list of publications related to our program. It is updated regularly and updates are communicated via constant contact updates and social media. 

Our Publications

Greif, A., Lim, H., Gurga, A., Jarvis, J., & Khetani, M.A. (2017, June). Partnering to pilot PEM for family centered assessment and care planning. Workshop for service providers at Blue Bird Day, Chicago, IL.


Greif, A. & Stoffel, A. (2019, April). Utilizing participation and occupation to guide the pediatric occupational therapy process. Paper session presented at the annual conference of American Occupational Therapy Association, New Orleans, LA.

Gurga, A., Greif, A., Sidorowych, C., Magasi, S., & Khetani, M.A. (2019). Stakeholder engagement to optimize participation-focused e-reports for care planning in early childhood. Accessed via the CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Participation Knowledge Hub at: https://www.canchild.ca/en/resources/223-young-children-s-participation-and-environment-measure-ycpem

Jarvis, J. M., Gurga, A., Greif, A., Lim, H., Anaby, D., Teplicky, R., & Khetani, M. A. (2019). Usability of the Participation and Environment Measure Plus (PEM+) for client-centered and participation-focused care planning. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 73,7304205130.https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.032235

Little, L. & Stoffel, A. (2020, April). Pediatric OT and Telehealth in Illinois. Panel participant conducted via Zoom for the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association, Chicago, IL.

Mraz, L. & Zubel, B. (2015). Blue Bird Day Intensive Therapy Program. Presentation for the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) Institute, Chicago, IL.

Stoffel, A., Khetani, M.A., Riagu, B., & Greif, A. (2017, March). Strengthening family engagement in early intervention processes of care. Invited concurrent session for the Scholarship of Practice Day, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.