Occupational Therapy Research

Occupational Therapy Group Session
As part of the Rockhurst Occupational Therapy curriculum, students complete either an individual or group research project under faculty mentorship. These projects are presented at a variety of venues, e.g., AOTA, MOTA and KOTA annual conferences. Below are the projects presented this year.

Occupational Therapy Research Capstone Symposium
Friday, November 18, 2016
3-6 p.m.
Arrupe Hall Auditorium

Video Modeling to Promote Leisure Skills 
for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

OT students: Julie Bitter, Jessica Fruchtl, Hannah McGinnis, Chelsea Prall, and Jessica Stonebraker
Faculty mentor: Ketti Johnson Coffelt, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy Life Skills Intervention for Juvenile Offenders

OT students: Lindsay Albracht, Kylie Milburn, Megan Rooney, Erika Stuchlik, and Caitlyn Tilden
Faculty mentor: Mylene Schriner, Ph.D., OTR/L

Measuring Functional Cognition with the Test of Grocery Shopping Skills: A Normative Data Study
OT students: James Dick, Sarah Neill, Marissa Schuett, and Maria Tegtmeyer

Faculty mentor: Elizabeth Zayat, MS, OTR/L

Measuring the Efficacy of Group-Based versus Individual-Based Pediatric-Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (P-CIMT) to Improve Upper Extremity Function, Bimanual Coordination, and Occupational Performance in Young Children
OT students: Emma Carr, Sydney Fairfield, 
Lynette Hirtz, Mackenzie Minor, and Chelsea Mundy
Faculty mentor: Katie Ryan-Bloomer, Ph.D., OTR/L

Mental Health Recovery from the Consumer Perspective at a Clubhouse
OT students: Casey Bouton, Savannah Brazelton, Macy Mathew, and Eryn Tapscott
Faculty mentor: Lynne Clarke, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Exploring the Impact of Pressure Garments on School Participation
OT students: Jaime Ditzfeld, Madison Joyce, Kristyn Keith, Bailey Kohrs, and Brooke Probst
Faculty mentors: Ketti Johnson Coffelt, OTD, MS, OTR/L and Joan Ziegler Delahunt, OTD, MS, OTR/L

The Immediate Effects of the Sensory Lounger on On-Task, Self-Stimulatory, and Aggressive Behaviors in School-Aged Children With Sensory Processing Differences

OT students: Audrey Fiudo, Rachel Green, Jessica Nguyen, Hillary Wolz, Chelsea Zacharias
Faculty mentor: Katie Ryan-Bloomer, Ph.D., OTR/L

Exploring the Effectiveness of an Aquatics Program in Community-Based Stroke Survivors

OT students: Taylor Arnold, Alex Hill, Amelia Muir, Natalie Nealon, Ruthie Reid
Faculty mentors: Lynne Clarke, OTD, MS, OTR/L and Sunni Alford, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Mental Health Recovery from the Consumer Perspective at a Clubhouse

OT students: Casey Bouton, Savannah Brazelton, Macy Mathew, Eryn Tapscott
Faculty mentor: Lynne Clarke, OTD, MS, OTR/L