Professor Jenny Ziviani

Professor in Occupational Therapy

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
j.ziviani@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52926

Overview

Dr Jenny Ziviani is Professor in Occupational Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

She has research and teaching interests optimizing the ability of children participate in the activities with comprise their daily lives at home, school and in the community. She has a particular interest in supporting children with developmental difficulties, such as Developmental Coordination Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Austism Spectrum Disorder. She also works with families where children have experienced trauma such as head injuries and burns and who are involved in rehabilitation to enable their transition back to home, school and community life. Dr Ziviani has actively collaborated with a number of clinical centres to determine how therapists can examine the efficacy and outcomes of rehabilitation practices with children and their families. She has looked at this with various interventions for children with cerebral palsy, head injuries and other traumatic events. Of prime interest here is how functional change can impact participation and quality of life. Understanding and measuring participation in children as presented by the World Health Organisation, International Classification of Function (ICF) is central to this process. Professor Ziviani works within a framework of family centred care and has researched the qualities of therapeutic interactions which promote therapy engagement and enhance therapy outcomes.

Dr Ziviani has also looked more broadly at the way social and technological change has impacted on the way children use their time. She has had a particular interest in the way physical activity has changed as a result of the way children undertake their daily roles and the socio-environmental factors which can impact this involvement. She is a member of the research working group that produces the Australian Physical Activity Report Card for Children and Young People.

Dr Ziviani enjoys working in an interdisciplinary context and has encouraged her postgraduate students to do likewise. She works with collaborators in paediatrics, human movement science, physiotherapy, speech pathology, psychology, social work, audiology and education.

Qualifications

  • DipOT, University of New South Wales
  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Education, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (O.T), Victoria IC

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2019) Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Poulsen, Anne A. and Ziviani, Jenny (2017). Enablement of children's leisure participation. Occupation-Centred Practice with Children: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists. (pp. 289-308) edited by Sylvia Rodger and Ann Kennedy-Behr. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Blackwell Publishers.

  • Ziviani, J., Poulsen, A.A. and Miller, L. (2017). Overview of play and leisure. Measuring occupational performance: supporting best practice in occupational therapy. (pp. 153-201) edited by Mary Law, Carolyn Baum and Winnie Dunn. Thorofare, NJ, United States: Slack.

  • Ziviani, Jenny, Poulsen, Anne A. and Miller, Laura (2017). Overview of play and leisure. Measuring occupational performance: supporting best practice in occupational therapy. (pp. 153-199) edited by Mary Law, Carolyn Baum and Winnie Dunn. Thorofare, NJ, United States: SLACK Incorporated.

  • Fernandez, Yolanda, Ziviani, Jenny and Cuskelly, Monica (2017). Participation in community leisure programs: A vehicle for enhancing physical activity in children with developmental difficulties. Inclusive physical activities: International perspectives. (pp. 3-29) edited by Alexandre J.S. Morin, Christophe Maïano, Danielle Tracey, and Rhonda G. Craven. Charlotte, NC., United States: Information Age Publishing.

  • Ziviani, Jenny M. and Poulsen, Anne A. (2017). Synthesis of child, occupational performance, and environment in time model: a motivational perspective on occupational performance. Perspectives on Human Occupation. (pp. 313-335) edited by Jim Hinojosa, Paula Kramer and Charlotte Brasic Royeen. Philadelphia, United States: F.A. Davis .

  • Green, Dido and Ziviani, Jenny (2017). The arts and children’s occupational opportunities. Occupation-Centred Practice with Children: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists. (pp. 311-324) edited by Sylvia Rodger and Ann Kennedy-Behr. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley &​ Sons.

  • Greber, G. and Ziviani, J. (2017). The four-quadrant model of facilitated learning: a frame of reference to enhance teaching-learning. Frames of reference in pediatric occupational therapy. (pp. 234-265) Philadelphia, PA, United States: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW).

  • Ziviani, Jenny and Poulsen, Anne A. (2015). Autonomy in the process of goal setting. Goal setting and motivation in therapy: engaging children and parents. (pp. 40-50) edited by Anne A. Poulsen, Jenny Ziviani and Monica Cuskelly. London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  • Graham, Fiona, Rodger, Sylvia and Ziviani, Jenny (2015). Coaching caregivers to enable children's participation: whose goals are they anyway?. Goal setting and motivation in therapy: engaging children and parents. (pp. 100-110) edited by Anne A. Poulsen, Jenny Ziviani and Monica Cuskelly. London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  • Poulsen, Anne A., Ziviani, Jenny and Cuskelly, Monica (2015). Competence: feeling confident and effective. Goal setting and motivation in therapy: engaging children and parents. (pp. 61-68) edited by Anne A. Poulsen, Jenny Ziviani and Monica Cuskelly. London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  • Ziviani, Jenny, Polatajko, Helene and Rodger, Sylvia (2015). Embedding goal setting in practice: the co-op approach. Goal setting and motivation in therapy: engaging children and parents. (pp. 80-88) edited by Anne A. Poulsen, Jenny Ziviani and Monica Cuskelly. London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  • Rodger, Sylvia, Ziviani, Jenny and Lim, Sok Mui (2015). Occupations of childhood and adolescence. Occupational therapy: performance, participation, and well-being. (pp. 129-155) edited by Charles H. Christiansen, Carolyn M. Baum and Julie D. Bass. Thorofare, NJ United States: Slack Incorporated.

  • Sakzewski, Leanne, Ziviani, Jenny and Poulsen, Anne A. (2015). The Allure of the Circus: Embedding Goals in a Naturalistic Leisure Environment. Goal setting and motivation in therapy: engaging children and parents. (pp. 89-99) edited by Anne A Poulsen, Jenny Ziviani and Monica Cuskelly. London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  • Poulsen, Anne A., Ziviani, Jenny and Cuskelly, Monica (2015). The science of goal setting. Goal setting and motivation in therapy: engaging children and parents. (pp. 28-39) edited by Anne A. Poulsen, Jenny Ziviani and Monica Cuskelly. London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  • King, Gillian and Ziviani, Jenny (2015). What does engagement look like? Goal-directed behavior in therapy. Goal setting and motivation in therapy: engaging children and parents. (pp. 70-79) edited by Anne A. Poulsen, Jenny Ziviani and Monica Cuskelly. London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  • Greber, Craig, Hinojosa, Jim and Ziviani, Jenny (2013). Achieving success: facilitating skill acquisition and enabling participation. The art and science of motivation: a therapist's guide to working with children. (pp. 123-158) London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  • Ziviani, J. and Poulsen, A. (2013). Connecting: nutriments from the social environment. The art and science of motivation: a therapist's guide to working with children. (pp. 91-122) edited by Jenny Ziviani, Anne A. Poulsen and Monica Cuskelly. London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  • Dunn, Winnie and Ziviani, Jenny (2013). Structuring and working with the environment. The art and science of motivation: a therapist's guide to working with children. (pp. 225-248) London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  • Ziviani, Jenny, Poulsen, Anne A. and Cuskelly, Monica (2013). Understanding motivation in the context of engaging children in therapy. The art and science of motivation: a therapist's guide to working with children. (pp. 23-57) edited by Jenny Ziviani, Anne Poulsen and Monica Cuskelly. London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  • Crockett, Jonathan, Boyle, Moira and Ziviani, Jenny (2013). What makes it work? A collaboration. The art and science of motivation: a therapist's guide to working with children. (pp. 249-265) London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  • Rodger, Sylvia and Ziviani, Jenny (2012). Autism spectrum disorders: Isn’t a “spectrum” like a rainbow?. Kids can be kids: A childhood occupations approach. (pp. 483-506) edited by Shelley J. Lane and Anita C. Bundy. Philadelphia, PA, United States: F. A. Davis Company.

  • Greber, Craig and Ziviani, Jenny (2010). A frame of reference to enhance teaching-learning: The four quadrant model of facilitated learning. Frames of reference for pediatric occupational therapy. (pp. 234-265) edited by Paula Kramer and Jim Hinojosa. Philadelphia, P.A., U.S.A.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

  • Poulsen, Anne and Ziviani, Jenny M. (2010). Enablement of children's leisure participation. Occupation-Centred Practice with Children: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists. (pp. 248-273) edited by Sylvia Rodger. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781444319699.ch12

  • Ziviani, J. and Wallen, M. (2008). Participation - The Ultimate Challenge. Improving hand function in children with cerebral palsy: theory, evidence and intervention. (pp. 385-395) edited by Eliasson, A. and Burtner, P.. London: MacKeith Press.

  • Muchland, S., Lane, A. and Ziviani, J. (2008). Written communication: Clinical decision making for handwriting in children with cerebral palsy. Improving Hand Function in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Theory, Evidence and Intervention. (pp. 339-356) edited by Eliasson, Ann-Christin and Burtner, Particia. London: MacKeith Press.

  • Ziviani, Jenny, Desha, Laura and Rodger, Sylvia (2006). Children's occupational time use. Occupational Therapy with Children: Understanding Children's Occupations and Enabling Participation. (pp. 91-112) edited by Sylvia Rodger and Jenny Ziviani. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

  • Poulsen, A. A. and Ziviani, J. M. (2006). Children's participation beyond the school grounds. Occupational Therapy with Children: Understanding Children's Occupations and Enabling Participation. (pp. 280-298) edited by S. Rodger and J. Ziviani. Oxford: Blackwell.

  • Macdonald, D., Ziviani, J. M. and Abbott, R. A. (2006). Children's participation in physical activity at school. Occupational Therapy with Children: Understanding Children's Occupations and Enabling Participation. (pp. 261-279) edited by S. Rodger and J. Ziviani. Oxford: Blackwell.

  • Rodger, S. A. and Ziviani, J. M. (2006). Children, their environments, roles and occupations in contemporary society. Occupational Therapy with Children: Understanding Children's Occupations and Enabling Participation. (pp. 3-21) edited by S. Rodger and J. Ziviani. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  • Ziviani, J. M. and Rodger, S. A. (2006). Environmental influences on children's participation. Occupational Therapy with Children: Understanding Children's Occupations and Enabling Participation. (pp. 41-66) edited by S. Rodger and J. Ziviani. Oxford: Blackwell.

  • Law,, Petrenchik, T., Ziviani, J. M. and King, G. (2006). Participation of children in school and community. Occupational Therapy with Children: Understanding Children's Occupations and Enabling Participation. (pp. 67-90) edited by S. Rodger and J. Ziviani. Oxford: Blackwell.

  • Ziviani, J. M. and Muhlenhaupt, M. (2006). Student participation in the classroom. Occupational Therapy with Children: Understanding Children's Occupations and Enabling Participation. (pp. 241-260) edited by S. Rodger and J. Ziviani. Oxford: Blackwell.

  • Ziviani, J. M. and Wallen, M. (2006). The Development of Graphomotor Skills. Hand Function in the Child: Foundations for Remediation. (pp. 217-236) edited by A. Henderson and C. Pehoski. Philadelphia, USA: Mosby Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-032303186-8.50014-9

  • McBryde, C., Ziviani, J. M. and Cuskelly, M. M. (2006). The transition to school. Occupational Therapy with Children: Understanding Children's Occupations and Enabling Participation. (pp. 222-240) edited by S. Rodger and J. Ziviani. Carlton, VIC: Blackwell Publishing.

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