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29 minutes | 4 months ago
Doctoral Research of Micki Kleven - Exploring Feedback Used in Training Efficient Manual Wheelchair Propulsion
Micki and discuss how effective training of manual wheelchair (MWC) propulsion during rehabilitation may make enormous impacts on the incidence of pain, overuse injuries, and independence for MWC users. She shares techniques and tips she researched in her training program that can be quickly implemented to improve the learning of new and experienced MWC users.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Doctoral Research of Elena Bishop - Community Mobility After Driving Cessation for Adults with Dementia and their Caregivers
Today we discuss Elena Bishop's work in the driving and community mobility research lab at Washington University in St. Louis. She studied occupational therapy's role in helping prepare people with dementia and older adults in general prepare for the transition to driving cessation. and what practitioners can do to decrease caregiver stress.
39 minutes | 4 months ago
Doctoral Research of Abby Hellmann - The Comfortable Cafeteria After School
Abby shares how she and her research team adapted the comfortable cafeteria program to promote positive mental health in students with developmental disabilities. We discuss how positive mental health promotion can impact this population and how Abby was able to see positive outcomes by pairing the comfortable cafeteria training with enjoyable experiences.
34 minutes | 5 months ago
A Model to Support Occupational Therapists & Healthcare Workers with Disabilities Featuring Leanna Namovic
If you want to learn more about Leanna's Model and see a visual depiction of it in action please reach out to her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
29 minutes | 5 months ago
Doctoral Research of Sarah Pease - Self-management for Aging Adults with Vision Loss
Sarah shares her experiencing helping to train clinicians on a self-management program for patients with vision loss. She also developed an entire practice model to help practitioners treat adults aging with vision loss holistically. Resources mentioned on the show: Ensminger, D., Scaffa, M., & Reitz, M. S. (2015). Program evaluation. In M. Scaffa & M. S. Reitz (Eds.), Occupational Therapy in Community Based Practice Setting (2 ed.). Philadelphia: FA Davis Company. Lorig, K. R., & Holman, H. (2003). Self-management education: History, definition, outcomes, and mechanisms. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 26(1), 1-7. doi:10.1207/s15324796abm2601_01 Perlmutter, M. S., & Hussey, G. (2017). Living life with vision loss: A community-based selfmanagement program for people with low vision. SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, 2(3), 24-26.
28 minutes | 5 months ago
Doctoral Research of Taylor Grootwassink - Pediatric Curriculum for ISL
Taylor shares with us her experience as a participant and as a group leader on the Washington University in St. Louis International Service Learning (ISL) trip to Guatemala. Taylor developed pediatric modules to help prepare her and fellow group members to provide occupational therapy intervention to diverse populations in Guatemala.
36 minutes | 5 months ago
Doctoral Research of Courtney Weber - Performance and Successful Aging for PAWLTPD
PAWLTPD stands for People Aging with Long Term Physical Disabilities. We discuss how this population is impacted by a variety of factors and Courtney shares a practice model she developed to assist clinicians when working with PAWLTPD. NCHPAD website: https://www.nchpad.org/ Cedar Midwest website: https://cedarmidwest.org/
57 minutes | 6 months ago
Doctoral Research of Ariana Gonzalez - Sleep and Programming for Underserved Populations
Ariana is completing her post professional doctorate at WashU. She's researched Sleep in people experiencing homelessness and program development for underserved populations including people experiencing incarceration. A list of resources mentioned during the episode is found below: AOTA Sleep Sheet: https://www.aota.org/About-Occupational-Therapy/Professionals/HW/Sleep.aspx https://sleepot.org/ Thrive and Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington: http://ariannahuffington.com/thrive Why we Sleep by Matthew Walker: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0752XRB5F/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
43 minutes | 6 months ago
Doctoral Research of Maggie Armstrong and Eric Yamakado - Neurodiversity
Maggie and Eric teamed up to conduct a research project titled Program Development for Neurodiverse Students in Higher Education. We discuss topics related to neurodiversity in higher education, outline their project, and the implications their research could have for occupational therapy practice. Resources mentioned during the show: https://collegeautismnetwork.org/research/canvas/
37 minutes | 6 months ago
Doctoral Research of Melanie Hubbuck - Predictors of Discharge in Under and Uninsured Populations
The full title of Melanie's research is The Patient's Journey: Predictors of Baseline and Discharge Disability, Pain, Work Ability, and Global Health after Occupational Therapy for Upper Extremity Dysfunction in Under and Uninsured Patient Population. We discuss her work with the WashU student hand clinic, her study design and outcomes, and how her experience can be used and learned from to promote evidence informed care and the best possible outcomes for patients.
49 minutes | 6 months ago
Doctoral Research of Karen Schnedl - Outcomes of International Service Learning
Karen conducted research measuring how WashU's international service learning experience to Guatemala impacts alumni practice up to a decade after the trip. We talk about her experiences in Guatemala, the results of her study, and what they tell us about the importance of service learning in occupational therapy.
35 minutes | 6 months ago
Doctoral Research of Sarah Kalishman - CST for Individuals with Parkinson's
Sarah's doctoral research project is titled: Cognitive Stimulation Therapy for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease and Dementia. She shares how she lead a group intervention for people with PDD and their caregivers, what outcomes she found, and how it can influence daily practice. Visit the website below to find more resources related to the topics discussed on this episode: www.cstdementia.com
49 minutes | 7 months ago
Masters Research of Nina Sasser - Sex, Contraception, and Fertility Options for People with SCI
Nina's research project is titled: Safe Sex, Contraception, and Fertility Options for People with SCI: What Clients Want and the Role of OT in Ensuring Access to Knowledge and Services A list of resources mentioned in the episode is below: SCIRE (Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence): https://scireproject.com/ Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center: https://msktc.org/sci/factsheets/sexuality Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: https://www.christopherreeve.org/living-with-paralysis/health/sexual-health Paralyzed Veterans of America "Yes, You Can!" Self Management Guide: https://pva-cdnendpoint.azureedge.net/prod/libraries/media/pva/library/publications/yes-you-can_digital.pdf Sexuality and Occupational Therapy: Strategies for Persons With Disabilities: https://myaota.aota.org/shop_aota/product/1263 Wheel Love Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rB46-sxlAU
42 minutes | 7 months ago
Doctoral Research of Ronald Drummond - Health Management and Maintenance for the Homeless
We discuss OT's role in working with people experiencing homelessness, the development and implementation of an occupation based program in the St. Louis homeless community and how Ron plans to work in this emerging field moving forward
35 minutes | 7 months ago
Doctoral Research of Maggie Fleita - Improvisational Movement for People with Parkinson Disease
Maggie studied how participation in a group improvisational dance class called Improvment can bring physical and cognitive benefits to people with Parkinson disease. We discuss her study design, interventions, results, and even hear a sample of how class may go.
46 minutes | 7 months ago
Doctoral Research of Allison Doerpinghaus - Diversity and Advocacy
Advocacy is essential in occupational therapy, but most practitioners don't learn how to advocate until they're thrust into an advocacy role late into their career. Allison shares her OTD research including her personal experience serving on the board of a local non-profit organization, and the development of programs to promote diversity and the attainment of advocacy experience and skills early on in an OT's education and career. Resources mentioned on this episode are listed below: Dhillon, S. K., Wilkins, S., Law, M. C., Stewart, D. A., & Tremblay, M. (2010). Advocacy in occupational therapy: exploring clinicians' reasons and experiences of advocacy. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. Revue Canadienne D'Ergothérapie, 77(4), 241-248. doi:10.2182/cjot.2010.77.4.6 D5 Coalition link: http://www.d5coalition.org/
46 minutes | 8 months ago
Doctoral Research of Hannah Brooks - Pediatric Functional Cognition
Hannah Brooks is a member of the OTD 2020 cohort at Washington University in St. Louis. As part of her doctoral research she developed an assessment tool to measure the functional cognition of school aged children and youth. We talk about the evidence supporting her work, breakdown how her tool can be used, and highlight the ways this research can impact practice in a way that improves the lives of tiny humans.
2 minutes | 8 months ago
Season 2 Intro
Over the coming months I will be interviewing my classmates in the Washington University in St. Louis program in Occupational Therapy about the research and projects they've completed. Some of the brightest future occupational therapists in the country lost the opportunity to share their amazing work due to Covid-19. Join us as we bring some of the latest and most innovative OT research straight to you.
38 minutes | 8 months ago
Stephanie Stegman - Primary Care OT Practitioner Perspective
Stephanie Stegman boasts years of clinical experience as an occupational therapy practitioner and explains her involvement in providing primary care and community based services. For more information visit: otservices.wustl.edu
50 minutes | 10 months ago
Dr. Sherry Muir - Occupational Therapy in Primary Care
We explore primary care as an emerging area of practice for occupational therapy practioners, discuss how you can break into the field and how to demonstrate your OT skillset to other professions. Resources: World Health Organization definition of health: https://www.who.int/about/who-we-are/constitution AJOT Primary Care Articles:https://ajot.aota.org/article.aspx?articleid=2749316&resultClick=3 Open Jounral of OT (OJOT): https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ojot/vol5/iss3/11/ Sherry Muir Arkansas U person page: https://coehp.uark.edu/directories/index/uid/muir/name/Sherry+L.+Muir/
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