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Occupational Therapy Department Presents at National Conference

April 08, 2021
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More than two dozen faculty, students, and alumni from the Department of Occupational Therapy will participate in the American Occupational Therapy Association’s annual meeting. Held virtually due to the pandemic, “AOTA Inspire” will bring together thousands of occupational therapists throughout April.

Regina F. Doherty, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, a professor of Occupational Therapy, will receive the 2020 AOTA Interprofessional Collaboration Award at the AOTA / AOTF Annual Awards & Recognition Ceremony on April 26.

IHP participants are in bold.

“Social Media for Social Participation & Connection During COVID-19: A SOTA Club's Expedition.” Presenters: Emily Z. Eddy, OTD, MS, OTR, Marianne Linton, OT/s, Bridget Carroll, OT/s, Ariel Lontoc, OT/s, Larkin DeVinne, OT/s, Kira Kearney, OT/s, Annika Chan, OT/s, and Greg Laudani, OT/s. Student presentation.

“Moral Distress in OT: Practicing in a Postpandemic World.” Presenters: Brenda Howard, DHSc, OTR, and Kimberly Erler, OT, PhD. Short course.

“Pioneering Telehealth in Simulated & Patient Encounters in a Mixed-Methods Psychosocial Fieldwork Experience.” Presenters: Amanda Mack, OTD, MS, OTR, and Emily Z. Eddy, OTD, MS, OTR. Short course.

“Developing a doctoral capstone project process: Reflections at the 5-year mark!” Presenters: Diane L. Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Saskia Darnley, OT/s, Jessica Fogal, OT/s, Trudy Lynch, OT/s, and Megan Young, OT/s. Short course.

“OT Code of Ethics 2020: Revisions to Meet the Needs of Stakeholders in Today’s Evolving Landscape of Practice.” Presenters: Leslie Bennett, Brenda Howard, Kimberly Erler, OT, PhD, and Brenda Kornblit Kennell. Short course.

“Building Positive Identity & Resilience for Minority Youth Using the Circle of Courage Model.” Presenters:  Maggie DeForge, OTD ’19, and LaVonne Fox. Short course.

“Considerations for Students with Visual Impairments in a School-Based Setting.”Presenter:  Julie Wolfman OTD ’19. Short Course. 

“Substance Use Disorder Across the Continuum of Care: Developing a Clinical Practice Action Plan.” Presenters: Virginia Sullivan, OTD ’20, and Kimberly Erler, OT, PhD. Short course.

“Bringing Stakeholders Together Through Innovative Dissemination: An Interactive Approach to Creating a Podcast.” Presenters: Eliza duPont, OT/s, and Kimberly Erler, OT, PhD. Student presentation.

“Robot-Assisted Therapy & Cognitive Skills Training to Promote Upper Extremity Functional Recovery After Stroke: A Theory-Based Approach.” Presenter: Susan Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L. Panel discussion.

“Exploring Outcomes of Parent Perceptions of Social Skills in Children with Social Skills Difficulties.” Presenters: Courtney Brennan, OT/s, and Emily Z. Eddy, OTD, MS, OTR. Poster presentation.

“Exploring Perceived Stress and Self-Compassion of Caregivers of Children with Chronic Conditions.” Presenters: Emily H. Handley, OT/s, and Emily Z. Eddy, OTD, MS, OTR. Poster presentation.

“Interventions within the scope of OT to address participation for adults with acquired communication impairment: A systematic review. Presenters: Anne Escher, OTD; Sarah McKinnon, OTD, and Sue Berger, PhD. Poster presentation.

“From Syringe to Spoon Feeding: A Case Report of How Occupational Therapy Guided the Parents of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Prematurity.” Presenters: Victoria Hoyo, OTD, OTR/L, and Mary Beth Kadlec, ScD, OTR/L. Poster presentation.

“Development of an Arabic Item Bank for Assessment of Function for Jordanian Children.” Presenters: Hiba Hashim, OTD ’19, OTR/L, and Rawan Alheresh, PhD, MScOT, OTR/L. Poster presentation.

“Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment Among Adults with Low Vision Receiving Home-Health Services.” Presenters:  Nicole Bartlebaugh, OTD ’20, and Kim Schoessow. Poster Presentation.