|Present||Associate Professor, St. Catherine University ‐ Occupational Therapy Department|
|2017||Nighttime postural care: Caregiver training and outcome measure feasibility|
|Academic Professional Development Committee (APDC), St. Catherine University|
|2011||Curriculum Development Grant|
|Academic Community Development Committee, St. Catherine University|
|2005||Program Sponsored Research Award|
|Neuromuscular Planning Team, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2022||Member, 24-PCM Position Paper Workgroup,, RESNA||2019 - 2021||Member, International Special Interest Group - 24 Hour PCM (Posture Care Management), RESNA||2017 - 2021||Member, World Federation of Occupational Therapy||1999 - 2021||Member, American Occupational Therapy Association||2019 - 2020||Member, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine||2001 - 2020||Member, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America||2015 - 2015||Member, Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association|
Honors and Awards
- Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. (2009). Certificate of Appreciation for contributions to Assistive Technology Practitioner exam Item Writing Ad Hoc Workgroup.
- Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. (2005). Program Sponsored Research Award received from Neuromuscular Planning Team for investigation and presentation related to seating and positioning for clients diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
|2020||PhD, University of Minnesota ‐ Rehabilitation Science|
|1998||MS, Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago|
|1990||BA, Psychology, Northern Illinois University|
St. Catherine University
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St. Paul, MN 55105
Educating rehabilitation professionals on clinical skills for postural care services ...
Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering (2022)
Background: This scoping review aims to identify evidence-based practices for educating rehabilitation professionals who provide assistive technology interventions, specifically night-time postural ...
Smart Home Technology Adoption for Seniors. What do family members ...
World Federation of Occupational Therapists Congress 2022 (2022)
Smart Home Technology Adoption for Seniors. What do family members think?Introduction: Older adults may consider smart home technology (e.g. voice ...
Positioning During Sleep: Gathering the Resources You Need to Start ...
HANDI MEDICAL SUPPLY'S 25TH ANNUAL EDUCATION & EQUIPMENT CONFERENCE (2022)
We will describe nighttime postural care, provide information about sleep positioning systems, provide a sample care pathway that outlines the ...
Older Adults’ Experiences Adopting Smart Home Technology
2nd Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries – European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education COTEC-ENOTHE Congress 2021 (2021)
Background: Smart technology (SHT) adoption by older adults likely occurs when typical occupational participation and coping strategies are ineffective. By ...