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Julia Henderson-Kalb, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor; Program Director
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy


  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Administration and Services, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Saint Louis University

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.

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Missouri Occupational Therapy Association
  • Illinois Occupational Therapy Association