Dr. Hope McCarroll attended Texas Woman’s University Denton campus for her undergraduate and entry-level graduate studies in occupational therapy. She has spent a majority of years of practice as a school-based occupational therapist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. After several years of practice, she pursued her post-professional doctorate in occupational therapy to specialize in school-based occupational therapy practice and specifically research handwriting in the public schools. She completed her studies in 2016 and had her research published in Cogent Education in 2017, looking at the effects of handwriting to academic success in writing, reading, and math. She has presented her research and specialty area at various conferences and inservices across the United States. Dr. McCarroll is based out of the Dallas campus of University of St. Augustine and looks to continue her research as she continues her journey.