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IHP Presentations at 2019 AOTA Conference

April 08, 2019
AOTA 2019

MGH Institute faculty and students from the Department of Occupational Therapy presented at the 2019 American Occupational Therapy Association conference, held April 4-7 in New Orleans during National Occupational Therapy Month. View a listing of presentations below.

Thursday, April 4

8:30–10:30 a.m.
Convention Center Hall I

Impact of the Built Environment, Physical Functioning, and Fatigue on Community Participation in Individuals Poststroke
Emily McManus, OTD ’18
OT Chair and Professor, Associate Director of Research Lisa Tabor Connor, PhD, MSOT, OTR/L
CSD Chair and Professor Marjorie Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA

Implementation Evaluation of the Jail-Based OT Transition and Integration Services (OTTIS) Program
Erica Skinner, OTD ‘18, OTR/L
Professor Diane Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

The Missing Piece of the Occupational Profile: Social Media and Internet
Assistant Professor Kimberly Erler, PhD, OTR/L
Brenda Kennell, MA, OTR/L

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Convention Center Hall I

Supports and Barriers to Entering the OT Profession: Native American Perspectives
Maggie Connors, OT/s (OTD '19)
Associate Professor Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L

Qual-OT: An OT-Led Quality Improvement (QI) Project in Inpatient Psychiatry
Kelsey Hardiman, OTD'18
Program Director, Associate Professor Regina Doherty, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FNAP

1:30–3:30 p.m.
Convention Center Hall I

The Impact of Outdoor Play on Off-Task Behaviors in Elementary-School Students
Kristen Peacock, OT/s (OTD '19)
Associate Director of Clinical Education, Instructor Emily Zeman, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Forgotten Children: The Role of OT in Addressing the Unique Challenges of Providing Trauma-Informed Care
Alison Bean, OTD'18
Taelor Millsap, OT/s (OTD '19)
Associate Professor Andrea Fairman, PhD, MOT, OTR/L, CPRP

Preliminary Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) Comparing Task-Based and Exercise-Based Mirror Therapy (MT)
Nakisha Gutierrez, OTD'18
Associate Professor Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L
Cora Finley, OTD'18, OTR/L

Friday, April 5

9:00–11:00 a.m.
Convention Center Hall I

Implementing Occupation-Based Parent Education in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): An Interprofessional Approach to Developmental Care
Taylor Stockstad, OTD'17, OTR/L 
Program Director, Associate Professor Regina Doherty, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FNAP

Understanding the Lived Experiences of Palestinian Refugees in Jordan
Alyssa Fabianek, OT/s (OTD '19)
Sarah Engelbrektsson, OT/s (OTD '19)
Jenny Li, OT/s (OTD '19)
Assistant Professor Rawan AlHeresh, PhD, OTR/L

Effects of Task-Based Mirror Therapy (MT) on Proximal Joints in Stroke Patients with Hemiparesis
Alexandra Heidt, OT/s (OTD '19)
Associate Professor Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L

Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review of Strategies and Interventions
Assistant Professor Rawan AlHeresh, PhD, OTR/L
Megan Griffin, OT/s (OTD '20)
Jenny Li, OT/s (OTD '19)

Examining Social Support & Participation After Stroke
Assistant Professor  Kimberly Erler, PhD, OTR/L
Sarah McKinnon, OTD, OT, OTR, BCPR
Virginia Sullivan OT/s (OTD '20)
CSD Assistant Professor Rebecca Inzana, MS, CCS-SLP

12:45–2:45 p.m.
Convention Center Hall I

Advancing Interprofessional Education (IPE) Through Peer Facilitation
Melanie Concordia, OTD'18, OTR/L
Program Director, Associate Professor Regina Doherty, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FNAP
IMPACT Practice Curriculum Director, Assistant Professor Midge Hobbs, MA, OTR/L
Interim Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice, Director of the Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation, Associate Professor Mary Knab, PhD, DPT, PT

The Effectiveness of an Intensive Drown-Prevention Program and Retention of Skills for Children with and without Disabilities, Ages 3 to 14
Anna Forde, OT/s (OTD '19)
Associate Director of Clinical Education, Instructor Emily Zeman, OTD, MS, OTR/L​

Effective Body Positions to Enhance Motor Skills for Students with Deafblindness or CHARGE Syndrome
Natalya Jenney, OT/s (OTD '19)
Professor Diane Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

The Role of OT in Evaluating Accessibility and Proposing Environmentally Sustainable Solutions to Barriers in Municipal Buildings
Amy Allen, OT/s (OTD '19)
Professor Diane Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

The Role of OT in Promoting Environmental Sustainability and Supporting Individuals with Low Vision
Elizabeth Williams, OT/s (OTD '19)
Assistant Professor Kim Schoessow, OTD, OTR/L, SCLV

Return to Work for Persons with Burns: A Role for OT
Kayley Fleming, OT/s (OTD '19)
Professor Diane Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

3:15–5:15 p.m.
Convention Center Hall I

Development of a Parent Handbook for Cognitive Orientation to Daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) Approach
Jahnavi Shah, OTD'18, OTR 
Associate Professor Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L

Palestinian Refugee Youth: Measuring their Daily Functioning with the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT)
Sarah Engelbrektsson, OT/s (OTD '19)
Alyssa Fabianek, OT/s (OTD '19)
Jenny Li, OT/s (OTD '19)
Assistant Professor Rawan AlHeresh, PhD, OTR/L

Effective Aspects of Mentoring Programs: The Recruitment & Retention of Minority Women in Healthcare & Leadership Roles within Healthcare Institutions
Alesia Ford, OTD'18, OTR/L 
Professor Diane Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Effect on OT on Function and Participation of Adults with Low Vision
Stefanie Gordon, OT/s (OTD '19)
Assistant Professor Kim Schoessow, OTD, OTR/L, SCLV

Expanding Interprofessional Education Through Innovations in Academic-Clinical Partnerships: The Interprofessional Dedicated Education Unit
Assistant Professor Kimberly Erler, PhD, OTR/L
Program Director, Associate Professor Regina Doherty, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FNAP
PT Dean Emerita Leslie Portney, DPT, PhD, FAPTA
SON Assistant Professor Gaurdia Banister, PhD, RN, FAAN
SON Dean and Professor Inez Tuck, PhD, MBA, MDiv, RN, FAAN
CSD Assistant Professor Rebecca Inzana, MS, CCC-SLP
SON Instructor, Clinical Faculty Coordinator, Interprofessional Clinical Experience (IPCE) Trish Zeytoonjian, MSN, RN
Interim Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice, Director of the Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation, Associate Professor Mary Knab, PhD, DPT, PT
CSD Assistant Professor Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, MS, CCC-SLP, FASHA
Ann Jampel, PT, MS

Saturday, April 6

9:00–11:00 a.m.
Convention Center Hall I

Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention for At-Risk Youth: A Means to Improve Self-Regulation
Taelor Millsap, OT/s (OTD '19)
Associate Director of Clinical Education, Instructor Emily Zeman, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Health Status of Palestinian Refugees in Jordan: A Predictive Model Using the World Health Organization (WHO) Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Indicators
Jenny Li, OT/s (OTD '19)
Sarah Engelbrektsson, OT/s (OTD '19)
Alyssa Fabianek, OT/s (OTD '19)
Assistant Professor Rawan AlHeresh, PhD, OTR/L

OT Assessment in Substance-Use Disorder (SUD): A Qualitative Study of Current Practices
Andrea Boerding, OTD'18, OTR/L 
Associate Professor Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L

Influence of Environmental Factors on Social Participation Poststroke
Erin Foley, OTD'18, OTR/L 
OT Chair and Professor, Associate Director of Research Lisa Tabor Connor, PhD, MSOT, OTR/L
CSD Chair and Professor Marjorie Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA

1:00–3:00 p.m.
Convention Center Hall I

The Role of Fatigue in Limiting Cognitively and Physically Demanding Activities in Stroke Survivors
Julianne Mitchell, OTD'18, OTR/L 
OT Chair and Professor, Associate Director of Research Lisa Tabor Connor, PhD, MSOT, OTR/L
CSD Chair and Professor Marjorie Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA

Sensitivity to Change of the Cerebral Palsy Profile of Health and Function Upper- Extremity (UE) Domain in Children Following Musculoskeletal Surgery
PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physical Therapy Professor Alan Jette, PT, PhD, MPH, FAPTA

3:30–5:00 p.m.
Convention Center 393-394

Everyday Ethics: Finding Your Moral Courage
Assistant Professor Kimberly Erler, PhD, OTR/L
Brenda Howard, DHSc, OTR
Brenda Kennell, MA, OTR/L
Ann McDonald, PhD, OTR'L