Julia Henderson-Kalb, M.S., OTR/L

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Julia Henderson-Kalb


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Master of Science in Rehabilitation Administration and Services
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
Saint Louis University

Julia Henderson-Kalb has spent 15 years in clinical practice, with a focus on geriatric occupational therapy and adult physical dysfunction. She was a Therapy Department Program Coordinator for six years. Ms. Henderson-Kalb began working as an adjunct instructor at SLU in January of 2009 and started working full-time at SLU in July 2011. She has been the lead occupational therapist at the Saint Louis University Hospital ALS Clinic since January of 2011 and has worked at the Geriatric Clinic since August of 2012. She became a part-time faculty member of the Saint Louis University Geriatric Education Center (GEC) in May of 2014.

Professional Associations
American Occupational Therapy Association
Missouri Occupational Therapy Association
Illinois Occupational Therapy Association

Courses Taught
Occupational Therapy for Adults with Physical Dysfunction
Occupational Therapy and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
Policy and Administration
Problem-Based Learning

Research Interests
Most recently, Ms. Henderson-Kalb joined a multi-disciplinary team within the GEC to create a train-the-trainer toolkit for Cognitive Stimulation Therapy. Research topics also include the use of adaptive equipment to support function following a diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS). She was also a consultant for a VA Grant titled "A Health Science Process Framework for Comprehensive Clinical Functional Assessment"

Other areas of interest include Occupational Therapy in Primary Care and the use of alternative methods of teaching in the classroom to prepare students for professional careers.

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