Current Research

South Shore Therapies strives to keep families and therapists updated on the most current research topics that impact our children. The bulletin boards in our Pembroke, Hingham, and Norwood clinics target specific learning opportunities each month for parents and caregivers, provide helpful community resources, and current research studies your child may be eligible to participate in.

South Shore Therapies is currently conducting a multiple baseline study regarding motor coordination and self-confidence in young children. Eligible participants will be identified from our pool of new clients and contacted by our research team to determine interest contributing to this project.

Research STUDIES

South Shore Therapies is a training facility for occupational and speech therapy student interns and clinical fellows. As part of our partnership with a variety of strong college programs we collaborate with occupational therapy doctoral students to provide research opportunities at South Shore Therapies.

Projects completed by doctoral students include:

  • Occupational Therapy Outcomes that Matter: Parents’ Goals for their Children with Sensory Processing Challenges by Kristina Hancock, OTD, Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
  • Parental Report vs. Objective Measurement of Children’s Sensory, Motor, and Praxis Skills by Gina Khalid, OTD, Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions
  • Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy and Self-Confidence: A Report on Advanced Clinical Practice and Research Probe Development by Barry James, OTD, Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College


Our OT research team continues to have a strong presence at national AOTA conferences across the United States. Presentations highlight our successful therapeutic and educational programs, as well as our current research.

Samples of posters presented at the national AOTA conference include:

If you have any question regarding past or current research projects, please contact our Research Director, Kerry Burokas at