OT faculty, graduates to present at American Occupational Therapy conference April 4-7

The following Brenau University School of Occupational Therapy faculty and recent graduates will be presenting at the American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference April 4-7 in New Orleans:

Associate professor Dr. Tamara Mills and 2018 graduate Sara Buggelli will present “A Case Study on the Effectiveness of Two Virtual-Reality Interventions on Improving Upper-Extremity Motor Function in Adults After Stroke,” as well as a Tech Day presentation, “Facilitating Upper- and Lower-Body Neurorehabilitation Using a Customizable Virtual-Reality Application.”

Associate professor Dr. Louise Dunn and 2017 graduates Sydney Bennett and Amanda Litten will present “Map to Happiness: Promoting Health and Well-being for Children’s Palace.”

Assistant professor Dr. Laura Carpenter will present “Strategies to Inform Practice and Pedagogy from and Investigation of OTs’ Clinical Reasoning.”

Associate professor Dr. Kay Graham and 2017 graduate Chris Galati will present “OT and Health Literacy: Current Practices and Recommended Actions.”

OT counselor Dr. Nancy Fowler will present “Upstream Living: Promoting the Health and Well-being of Community-Dwelling Older Adults.”

Professor Dr. Irma Alvarado and adjunct faculty Amy Todd and Mary Shotwell will present “Developing, Sustaining, and Evaluating International Fieldwork in Yucatan, Mexico.”

Assistant professor Dr. Jennifer Allison with Shotwell and 2018 graduates Ben Keeling and Andrew Simon will present “Effects of the Alert Program on Communication, Social Interaction, and Occupational Performance in Adults with Developmental Disabilities.” They will also present “Using the Alert Program to Increase Communication, Interaction Skills, and Occupational Performance in Adults with Developmental Disabilities.”

Finally, director and associate professor Dr. Kathleen Foley and 2018 graduates Jamie Gentry, TraLisa Myers, Lindsay Rankin and Kristin Shepard will present “Activities of Daily Living Strategies to Age in Place.”

Thank you for representing Brenau University!