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Faculty to Share Research at American Occupational Therapy Association Conference in Salt Lake City

USAHS 2017 AOTA Conference attendeesDuring Occupational Therapy Month, several faculty members from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), a leading graduate institution that emphasizes innovative health and rehabilitative sciences education, will share their research at the 2018 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference & Expo in Salt Lake City from April 19-22.

USAHS will be exhibiting at booth 1923.

In 2017, USAHS celebrated 20 years of offering occupational therapy programs. Today the university offers the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD), and post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (PPOTD), as well as continuing professional education for occupational therapists.

The following are short courses, panels, and posters featuring USAHS faculty, including one with a student in the Doctor of Education (EdD) program:

Short Courses

April 19, noon to 1:30 p.m.
How to Integrate and Perform Upper Extremity Manual Therapy Techniques as a Preparatory Method for Occupational Performance – Matthew Daugherty, DPT, MOT, OTR/L, Elisabeth McGee, DPT, MOT, PT, OTR/L, CHT, MTC, Julie Watson, PhD, OTR/L

April 21, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Connecting Applied Behavior Analysis Principles and Occupational Therapy Practice to Maximize Participation – Sandy Brown, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, BCBA

April 21, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Telehealth: Implementing Evidence-Based Service Delivery Model in Pediatric Practice – Becki Cohill, OTD, OTR/L

April 21, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
The Brachial Plexus Simplified: Tips and Tricks for the Occupational Therapy Practitioner – Lesley Khan-Farooqi, OTD, OTR/L, CHT,

Scientific Research Panel

April 21, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Investigation of the Impact of Challenging Behaviors on Participation in Pediatric Rehabilitation – Sandy Brown, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, BCBA

Poster Presentations

April 19, 8 – 10 a.m.
Thinking and Acting “Outside the Box” – Erin Schwier, OTD, OTR/L, Jennie DiGrado, OTD, OTR/L, CNDT, Christine Childers, MS, PT, GCS

 April 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
An Exploration of Shared Decision Making Among Rehabilitation Students on a Service Learning Trip: A Phenomenological Investigation – Mary Zadnik, ScD, MEd, OTR/L, Suzanne Trotter, PT, ScD, FAAOMPT, Thomas Werner, PT, MA, PhD

 April 19, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Examination of the Application of Behavioral Principles on a Child’s Participation in Occupational Therapy from the Therapist’s Perspective – Sandy Brown, PhD, OTR/L, BCP, BCBA

April 20, 9 – 11 a.m.
Student-Run Occupational Therapy Clinic: Exploring the Student’s Perspective – Lesley Khan-Farooqi, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

 April 20, 3 – 5 p.m.
Population and Public Health in Occupational Therapy Practice – Bridget Scheidler, OTR/L, CAPS (Doctor of Education student), Julie Watson, PhD, OTR/L

April 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Development of a Collaborative Service Learning Opportunity in American Samoa: A Team Approach – Becki Cohill, OTD, OTR/L

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