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 20, 2015
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Arrupe Hall Auditorium

Measuring the Effectiveness of the Learn to Move, Move to Learn Early Childhood Themes Program and the Learn to Move, Moving Up Program in an Alternative School-Based Setting
Jenna Bruegger, OTS, Kirsten Eyestone, OTS, Lauren Goodman, OTS, Emily Saucier, OTS
Faculty Mentor: Katie Ryan-Bloomer, PhD, OTR/L

Exploring Adaptive Use of Seamless Pressure Garment for Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Pilot Study
Aislinn Goad, OTS, Anna Laughlin, OTS, Catherine Niemann, OTS, Sarah Schreiber, OTS, Brooke Williams, OTS
Faculty Mentor: Ketti Johnson Coffelt, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Using Fitness Trackers as Part of an Occupation-Based, Wellness Program for Stroke Survivors: A Pilot Study
Elizabeth Allred, OTS, Paula Holm, OTS, Andrea Ketcherside, OTS, Katie Luner, OTS
Faculty Mentor: Lynne Clarke OTD, MS, OTR/L

Exploring Recovery Perspectives of Individuals with Mental Illness Using Photovoice Methodology
Kelsey Albes, OTS, Carissa Clifford, OTS, Carly Hegemann, OTS, Chelsea McCoy, OTS, Taylor Steelman, OTS
Faculty Mentor: Lynne Clarke OTD, MS, OTR/L

Measuring the Efficacy of Group-Based Therapy versus Individual-Based Constraint Induced Movement Therapy on Preschool-Aged Children to Improve Upper Extremity Coordination, Bilateral Coordination, and Occupational Performance
Emily Beymer, OTS, Lauren Brennan, OTS, Rebecca Dunlop, OTS, Anna McFarland, OTS, Kirkwood Pinto, OTS
Faculty Mentor: Katie Ryan-Bloomer, PhD, OTR/L

Use of Portable Video Modeling to Promote Performance of Leisure Skills for Community Living Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Kate Badger, OTS, Jessica Bayens, OTS, Kaitlin Fletcher, OTS, Amneet Kaur, OTS, Natalie Simoncelli, OTS
Faculty Mentor: Ketti Johnson Coffelt, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Role of Occupational Therapy with Juvenile Offenders Living in Residential Foster Care
Ben Evans, OTS, Shannon Grantham, OTS, Kaitlin Hinton, OTS, Jessica Hoff, OTS, Emily Huntley, OTS
Faculty Mentor: Mylene Schriner, PhD, OTR/L

The Test of Grocery Shopping Skills: A Preliminary Normative Data Study
Adam Duncan, OTS, Jessie Lock OTS, Jennifer Luecke, OTS, Alessandra Sicola, OTS, Katie Walsh, OTS
Faculty Mentor: Liz Zayat MS, OTR/L