The Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy faculty, alumni and students had an impressive showing at the national American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo. The Department had participated in 24 presentations, receptions or projects by 25 representatives:
Barney, K.F. Saint Louis University Prison Program, In workshop: Are we there yet? Creating critical mass in correctional settings.
Grajo, L. The Inventory of Reading Occupations: An assessment tool for occupation-based reading intervention. Poster session.
Eichler, J., Muir, S. & Mueller, G.: Post-Disaster Intrusionary OT: On the Road to Oklahoma, Poster
Eichler, J. & Muir, S.: OTonCampus: Opportunities on College Campuses, Poster
Eichler, J., Muir, S. & Mueller, G.:OT in the Outdoors, Poster
Eichler, J. & Mueller, G. Building Social Competency through Innovation Challenges: OT and Engineering together, Poster.
Hamilton, T., Eichler, J., Muir, S., Mueller, G., Wells, L., & Sublet, A.: Occupational First Aid: Occupational Therapy Roles in Disasters, Short Course
Henderson-Kalb, J. and Ward, A. Adaptive Equipment and the Patient with ALS: Changes Over Time. Poster session
Maloney, M. The relationship of students' time use patterns with their levels of stress, depression, alcohol use and GPA.
Muir, S., Olsen, L., & Ramsey, R.: MHSIS Annual Program: Mental Health OT and Primary Care—A Partnership for the Future. (AOTA) Short Course Invited
Muir, S., Kalb, J., & Jennison, C.: Occupational Therapy in Primary Care: We Should Be There, Poster
Muir, S. OT as Primary Care: Health Care Systems Change Panel. AOTA Short Course. Invited
Rybski, D. Social Emotional Behavior and Sensory Processing in Preschool Children Who are Homeless or Low-Income Housed: Poster
Rybski, D. Mother’s Sense of Competence Associated with Housing, Residential Moves, Employment, Relationship Status and Education: Poster
Serfas, K. The Development of Professional Behaviors in Students. Poster
Student Primary Presentations:
Seier, M. & Rybski, D. Parental Self-Efficacy in Mothers of Young Children from Multi-Risk Populations: Poster
Simons, S. & Georgen, M.. Revitalizing a SOTA. Assembly of Student Delegates meeting: short course.
Simons, S.. Student Involvement in State Associations. Associated State Association Presidents Annual Conference meeting: short course.
Webber, A & Rybski, D. Childhood Neglect: Implications for Occupational Therapy, Awareness, Advocacy and Intervention: Poster
Invited Special Receptions, Meetings, Delegation:
Barney, K.F., Rybski, D., Matlock, C., & Gettemeier, P. Dinner with AOTA Emerging Leader Program Director, Rebecca Argabrite Grove and Debi Hinterleiter
Berlino, J. and Allexan, J. SLU SOTA Representatives to Assembly of Student Delegates Annual Meeting.
Maloney, M. and Grajo, L. AOTA Annual Author's Reception. AOTA Press authorship of book chapters.
Walsh, S. NBCOT Volunteer Reception. Simulation Question Development Committee.
Walsh, S. Academic Fieldwork Coordinators Forum.
Invited Media and Projects:
Sherry Muir, Katie Serfas, Cherie Jennison (alum) were invited to record short videos for AOTA to promote OT in Primary Care. They will be shown to OTs, employers and policy makers.
Barney, K.F. AOTA Retired Educator Award
The American Occupational Therapy Association is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward assuring the quality of occupational therapy services, improving consumer access to health care services and promoting the professional development of members. For more information, see aota.org