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OTD '19 Student Advanced Doctoral Experiences

The Advanced Doctoral Experience (ADE) is an in-depth, full-time (14-weeks/560 hours minimum) experience in one or more of the following faculty-selected areas: clinical practice, research, leadership, program and policy development, advocacy, education, and theory development. Evaluation of individualized objectives occurs under the supervision of a mentor with expertise in one of the above areas. 

Students work with assigned mentors on- or off-site, interact with leaders, organizations, and populations to address the occupational needs of persons with or at risk of developing chronic disease or disability, relate theory and current evidence to practice demonstrate competence in evaluation, assessment, analysis and/or research procedures used at the site, and function as scholars to advance the practice of occupational therapy through the dissemination of work. The following list includes each student's ADE project and advisor(s).

Role of OT in Improving Accessibility and Eco-Sustainability in Public Spaces: City Hall, Cambridge, MA
Amy Allen, OT/s, Diane L. Smith, PhD, OTR/L, and Susanne Rasmussen, MSc, MCP

The Impact of Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance (CO-OP) Training on Parental and Caregiver Self-Efficacy 
Eliza Berman, OT/s, Rebecca Pierpont, OT/s, and Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L

Post-Participation Survey for Patients in Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Education Series
Alyssa Carmell, OT/s, Lauren Jacobi, OTR/L, and Susan Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L

A Cognitive Strategy-Based Home Program for Robot-Assisted Therapy: Perceptions of Participants Who Had a Stroke
Madison Costa, OT/s & Susan Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L

Participation assessment post-stroke: Are measures tapping the same construct?
Matthew Crowley, OT/s, Lisa Tabor Connor, PhD, Marjorie Nicholas, PhD & Annie B. Fox-Galalis, PhD

The Impact of an Action Research Arm Test Training on Interrater Reliability
Allison Drobish, OT/s & Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L

Effective Return to Work Interventions for Persons with Burns within the Occupational Therapy Scope of Practice
Kayley Fleming, OT/s, Diane L. Smith, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, Oswald Mondejar, and Colleen Moran

The Influence of Social Support on the Relationship Between Communication Abilities and Social Participation Post-Stroke
Katrina Fritz, OT/s, Lisa Tabor Connor, PhD, & Marjorie Nicholas, PhD

User-Centered Design of a Mobile Health System to Support Transition-Age Youth with Epilepsy 
Rachel Goodwin, OT/s, Andrea Fairman, PhD, OTR/L, CPRP, Mary Thompson, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, Lindsey Morris, OT/s, & Alyssa Ojeda, OT/s

Effects of Task-Based Mirror Therapy on Proximal Joints in Patients with Hemiparesis Post-Stroke
Alex Heidt, OT/s, Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L

Perceptions of Diversity in Graduate Occupational Therapy Education: A Qualitative Analysis 
Lesley Herold, OTD/s, Kim Schoessow, OTD, OTR/L, SCLV 

Development of a 3D Printing Proposal for the Augmentative Communication Program
Baothy Huynh, OT/s, Loren McMahon, OTD, OTR/L, Peggy Dellea, MS, OT/L, Susan Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L

When to Wean: A Review of Outcomes for a Pediatric Intensive Feeding Program for Tube-Dependent Children
Amirra Johnson, OT/s; Emily Zeman, OTD, MS, OTR/L; Lynn Wolf, OTR, IBCLC; Peggy Smith, OTR/L; Karen Quinn-Shea, OTR/L

Health Status of Palestinian Refugees: A Predictive Model Using the WHO Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Indicators
Jenny Li, OT/s, Alyssa Fabianek, OT/s, Sarah Engelbrektsson, OT/s, John Wong, PhD, & Rawan AlHeresh, PhD

The Necessity of Trauma-Informed Programming and Practice in Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Taelor E. Millsap, OT/s & Emily A. Zeman, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Generalization of the Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance Approach to Natural Environments in Pediatric Populations
Rebecca Pierpont OT/s, Eliza Berman OT/s, and Mary Hildebrand OTD, OTR/L

Perceptions of Fieldwork Educators: Reported Benefits and Challenges of Supervising Students
Ashna Priyal, OT/s, Mary Evenson, OTD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Amanda Mack, MS, OTR/L

Poster Session B
Inclusive Design to Increase Participation and Accessibility for Individuals with Physical, Sensory, and Brain-based Conditions
Jamie Baker, OT/s, Diane L. Smith, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, Valerie Fletcher, IHCD Executive Director

Youth Satisfaction with the Transition to Adulthood Program (TAP) Offered by the Boston Center for Independent Living
Lyndsay Brown, OT/s, Diane Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Supports and Barriers to Entering the OT Profession: Native American Perspectives
Maggie Conners, OT/s; Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L

Health Literacy in Early Intervention: A Scoping Review
Jillian Crehan OT/S and Catherine Leslie OTR/L, CEIS

Accessibility of Massachusetts Early Intervention Materials
Taylor Delosh, OT/s, Catherine Leslie, OTR/L, CEIS

Understanding the Lived Experiences of Palestinian Refugees in Jordan
Alyssa Fabianek, OT/s, Sarah Engelbrektsson, OT/s, Jenny Li, OT/s, Rawan AlHeresh, PhD, OTR/L

Effectiveness of an Intensive Drown Prevention Program and Retention of Skills for Children with and without Disabilities, Ages 3-14
Anna Forde, CTRS, OTD/s; Emily Zeman, OTD, MS, OTR/L; Lynn Clarke, CTRS

The Role of Wayfinding on Patient Experience in Healthcare Facilities
Mary Gallagher, OT/s, Faculty Mentor: Diane L. Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Site Mentor: Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director of the IHCD

Effect on OT on Function and Participation of Adults with Low Vision
Stefanie Gordon, OT/s, Kim Schoessow, OTD, OTR/L, SCLV
Sensory Strategies Training: Staff and Client Outcomes
Morgan Henry OTD/s, Andrea Fairman, PhD, OTR/L, CPRP, Tracey Stoll, MEd, BCSE, ACAS

Peer Facilitation of Interprofessional Simulations: IPE Pilot Program
Shelby Horn, OT/s, Midge Hobbs, MA, OTR/L, Melanie Concordia, OTD, OTR/L, Mary S. Knab, PhD, DPT, FAOTA, FNAP, John Wong, PhD, Regina Doherty, OTD, OTR/L

Effective Body Positions to Enhance Motor Skills for Students with CHARGE Syndrome or Deafblindness
Natalya Jenney, OT/s, Diane L. Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Sarah Maust, MOT, OTR/L

Effectiveness of a Health and Wellness Program for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Jessica Lehner, OT/s, Vicky DiNatale, Susan Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L

Outcomes among OT & CSD students after participation in LEGO Club: A service-learning pilot program
Aubrey Matthews, OT/s & Andrea Fairman, Ph.D., OTR/L, CPRP

The Benefits of Outdoor Free Play for School-Age Students: A Scoping Review
Kristen Peacock, OT/s & Emily Zeman, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Motivating Factors for Inclusive Playgrounds
Michael Rutar, OT/s, Andrea Fairman, PhD, OTR/L, CPRP, Ingrid Kanics, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Meghan O’Brien, President of M.E. O’Brien and Sons

Useful Standardized Assessments in Measuring Upper Extremity Functioning Post-Stroke
Sarah Sugarman, OT/s, Sari Pfeifer, OTR/L, and Susan Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L

Artificial Light that is Ecologically Viable and Effective for People with Low Vision 
Elizabeth Williams, OT/s and Kim Schoessow, OTD, OTR/L, SCLV