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OTD '20 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).

Do fatigue, apathy, and ADL/IADL participation influence social participation post-stroke? A mediational analysis 
Anna Hausermann, OT/s, Lisa Connor, Ph.D., MSOT, OTR/L, and Marjorie Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA

Use and Perceived Value of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in the Hand and Upper Extremity Occupational Therapy Setting: A Survey Study
Rebecca Idman, OT/s, Sarah McKinnon, OT, OTD, OTR, BCPR, MPA, Gae Burchill, MHA, OTR/L, CHT, and Suzanne Curley, MSOT, OTR/L, CHT

Establishing Interrater Reliability of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment- Upper Extremity Subscale in Inpatient Settings
Sarah Manning, OT/s, Susan Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L, and Karen Halfon, OTR/L

Mirror therapy and upper extremity pain post-stroke
Laura Bauer, OT/s and Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L

Impact of an In-Home OT Evaluation in a Student-Led, Faculty-Supervised OT Center
Margaret Flynn, OT/s and Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L

Socioeconomic Disparities in Participation after Traumatic Brain Injury
Alyssa M. Taubert, OT/s, CBIS and Kimberly Erler, OTR, PhD, HEC-C

Moral Distress Among Occupational Therapy Practitioners Caring for Clients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Leah Tinkham, OT/s and Kimberly Erler, OTR, PhD, HEC-C

Emerging Practice: The Occupational Therapy Patient Navigator for Individuals with Developmental Disorders
Julia Nadel, OT/s, Regina Doherty, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FNAP, and Karen Turner, MS, OTR/L

Simulated Learning Experiences and the Development of Clinical Reasoning Skills in Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Students
Alisa Bjorkman, OT/s and Regina F. Doherty, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FNAP

OT's Role in Evaluating and Promoting Accessibility to Sustainable Transportation in Cambridge, MA
Lauren Compton, OT/s, Diane Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Susanne Rasmussen, M.Sc., M.C.P.

Occupational Therapy Program Efforts to Recruit Underrepresented Minority Students
Jasmin Torres, OT/s, Diane Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Gaurdia Banister, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN

Exploring Healthcare Experiences and Barriers to Care for People with Brain-Based Disabilities
Jessica Broughton, OT/s and Diane L. Smith, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Development of a Self-Management Program for Chronic Symptoms of Lyme Disease
Felice Mendez, OT/s and Mary Hildebrand, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy's Role in Canine Assisted Intervention for Veterans with Combat-Related PTSD: A Systematic Review
Lauren Keast, OT/s and Diane Smith PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

The Economic analysis of Home Modifications to Enhance Aging in Place: A Scoping Review
Matthew O'Neil, OT/s and Diane Smith PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Sustainable Support Solutions for Community-Based-Rehabilitation (CBR) Workers in Refugee Camps: Piloting Telehealth Acceptability and Implementation
Bria Mitchell-Gillespie, OT/s and Rawan AlHeresh, PhD, OTR/L

Utilizing Mainstream SMART Technologies as Assistive Technology for Persons with Disabilities: Application of Usability and Accessibility Principles
Lindsey Morris OT/s, Andrea Fairman, PhD, OTR/L, CPRP, and Dan Ding, PhD 

User Preferences for the Design of a Mobile Health System to Support Transition Age-Youth with Epilepsy-Additional Perspectives
Alyssa Ojeda OT/s and Andrea Fairman, PhD, OTR/L, CPRP

Upper Limb Robot-Assisted Therapy and Cognitive Strategy Training for Children with Hemiparesis: Pilot Study Development
Katherine Kroeger, OT/s, Casey Rabideau, MS, OTR, BCP, and Susan Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L

Evaluating Treatment Fidelity in the Active Learning Program for Stroke: A Pilot Study
Matthew Boone OT/s and Susan Fasoli, ScD, OTR/L

The Development of an Arabic Item Bank for Assessment of Function for Jordanian Children
Hiba Hashim, OT/s and Rawan AlHeresh, PhD, OTR/L

An Exploratory Study of the Use of Models, Theories, and Frames of Reference by Pediatric Occupational Therapy Practitioners
Erin Jantzen, OT/s, Mary Evenson, OTD, MPH, OTR/L, FAOTA, and Amanda K. Mack, OT, OTD, MS, OTR

From Syringe to Spoon Feeding: A Case Report of How Occupational Therapy Treatment Successfully Guided the Parents of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Prematurity in an Outpatient Clinic  
Victoria Hoyo, OT/s and Mary Beth Kadlec, ScD, OTR/L

Exploring the Impact of Mindfulness on Urban, At-Risk Youth During a "Summer Slump" School-based Camp: A Pilot Study
Xenia Pantos OT/s, Sophia Yu OT/s, and Emily Zeman Eddy OTD, MS, OTR/L

The Benefits of Outdoor Play: A Scoping Review 
Ashley Glicksberg, OT/s and Emily Zeman Eddy, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Program Evaluation of the Family Centered Level I Fieldwork Experience 
Taylor Dourney, OT/s and Mary Beth Kadlec, ScD, OTR/L

Effects of Home Health Occupational Therapy on Mood and Activity Participation in Adults with Low Vision
Joy Facella-Ervolini, OT/s and Kim Schoessow, OTD, OTR/L, SCLV 

Occupation-Based Approaches to Recovery from Substance Use Disorder: A Qualitative Analysis
Virginia Sullivan, OT/s and Kimberly Erler, OTR, PhD, HEC-C

Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment Among Adults with Low Vision Receiving Home Health Services
Nicole Bartlebaugh, OT/s and Kim Schoessow, OTD, OTR/L, SCLV

Predicting Comorbid Depression Among Jordanian Adults with a Physical Disability: A Pilot Study 
Megan Griffin OT/s and Rawan AlHeresh, PhD, OTR/L

The Impact of Apathy, Cognition, and Social Support on Participation in Cognitively Demanding Activities Post-Stroke
Amy Ho, OT/s, Lisa Tabor Connor, Ph.D., MSOT, OTR/L, and Marjorie L. Nicholas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FASHA

The Impact of Cognitive Ability and Emotional Health on Social Participation Post-stroke 
Laura Magee, OT/s, Lisa Connor, PhD, MSOT, OTR/L, and Marjorie Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA