Occupational Therapy Research

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 21, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
St. Ignatius Science Center 115

MEASURING THE EFFICACY OF THE LEARN TO MOVE PROGRAMS IN A MODIFIED SCHOOL-BASED
SETTING
Molly Gutteridge, Natalie Hanshaw Lester, Becca Pearson, Jordan Pfeifer, Katie Telling
Faculty Advisor: Katherine Ryan-Bloomer, PhD, OTR/L

PLAY AND PLAYFULNESS IN OLDER CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS
Lindsey Detten, Angela Gerstenkorn, Amber Mahoney, Kaylin McNamara, Alexa Redford
Faculty Advisor: Katherine Ryan-Bloomer, PhD, OTR/L

COMPARISON OF LEARNING METHODS CHOSEN BY OLDER ADULTS WHEN LEARNING TO USE HANDHELD TECHNOLOGY
Lindsay Dunham, Allison Feist, Traci Hawkins, Brantley Niendick, Stacey Schwartz
Faculty Advisor: Mary Jane Youngstrom, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY LIFE SKILLSTRAINING FOR OLDER YOUTH WITHIN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Naomi Allmayer, Danielle DeTour, Andrea Hullman, Julie Kramper, Morgan Mapes, Colt Moller, Mary Kate Phillips, Mary Walterbach,
Faculty Advisor: Mylene Schriner, PhD, OTR/L

PROFESSIONAL CONTINUING COMPETENCE PRACTICES OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS
Kristin Heuerman, Andrea Schreiner, Annette Simmons, Brittany Waybright
Faculty Advisor: Ketti Coffelt, OTD, MS, OTR/L

EXPLORING PERCEIVED HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE IN COMMUNITY-BASED STROKE SURVIVORS: A MIXED METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH
Rachel Chambers, Hillary Henke, Anh Tran, and Kylie Watts
Faculty Advisor: Lynne Clarke, OTD, MS, OTR/L

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PORTABLE (IPAD®) VIDEO MODELING INTERVENTION TO PROMOTE HOME SKILLS WITH CHILDREN WITH AUSTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
Ethan Boren, Robyn Everist, Megan Hansen, Morgan Heard
Faculty Advisor: Ketti Coffelt, OTD, MS, OTR/L