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Training Evaluation For Introductory Ocean Lifeguard Instruction: A Practical Example From California, William A. Koon, Ryan M. Gates, Jack Futoran 2020 University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; California State Parks, Sacramento, California, USA

Training Evaluation For Introductory Ocean Lifeguard Instruction: A Practical Example From California, William A. Koon, Ryan M. Gates, Jack Futoran

International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education

Ocean lifeguards have several responsibilities that require precise training. California State Parks is one of the largest providers of open water lifeguard services in the United States, and trains approximately 200 new lifeguards per year. As part of our lifeguard training section’s quality improvement efforts, we conducted a training needs assessment to help determine how well our introductory ocean lifeguard training curriculum prepared lifeguards to perform job related tasks upon successful completion of the training program. We surveyed both first year and seasoned lead lifeguards on operational needs, training gaps, and specific subject areas. We identified several areas where ...


Mercyone Therapy Rooms, Natalie Bohnsack 2020 University of Northern Iowa

Mercyone Therapy Rooms, Natalie Bohnsack

CSBS INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Conference

My poster will be about my volunteer work with MercyOne along with information regarding occupational therapy. I will discuss the tasks I completed at MercyOne and what I observed while in the therapy area. In addition, I will include a section about what occupational therapy is. I will do research on food therapy since that is a useful technique occupational therapist utilize and I believe others should be educated on. At the end, I will include my future plans to become a pediatric occupational therapist.


Upper Limb Rehabilitation For Amputees, Michaela Ramandanes 2020 Marymount University

Upper Limb Rehabilitation For Amputees, Michaela Ramandanes

Virginias Collegiate Honors Council Conference

It is estimated that 75% of the 30 million people that need prosthetic devices lack access to the technologies they need. This suggests a need for solutions outside of standard healthcare models. In this work we present a solution by development of a simple, safe and accessible at-home exercise program for individuals with upper limb loss. It is intended to help amputees strengthen the muscles needed to operate body-powered prostheses when muscles have atrophied from lack of use. Extensive research identified the most effective exercises to hinder overuse injuries. The exercises were compiled and published on a website with a ...


Impact Of Cognitive Distraction On Six-Minute Walk Test And Gait Mechanics In A Patient With Functional Movement Disorder: A Case Report., Erin Kenny 2020 Arcadia University

Impact Of Cognitive Distraction On Six-Minute Walk Test And Gait Mechanics In A Patient With Functional Movement Disorder: A Case Report., Erin Kenny

Galileo-W Conference

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Power Skills Curriculum Development For Individuals With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities At Friends Life Community, April Coleson 2020 Belmont University

Power Skills Curriculum Development For Individuals With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities At Friends Life Community, April Coleson

OTD Capstone Projects

Development of life skills curriculum for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities from an occupational therapy perspective


Home Assessment Modifications For Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder And Sensory Processing Disorder, Danielle Stelbasky 2020 Belmont University

Home Assessment Modifications For Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder And Sensory Processing Disorder, Danielle Stelbasky

OTD Capstone Projects

Based off of the identified needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, the goals of this project were to investigate and implement modifications in homes due to specific challenges these individuals face. Coinciding with Tucker's House Agency mission and vision, and incorporating the PEO model as a guideline, Tucker's House staff and EC student created projects to enhance occupational performance in individuals with ASD by reducing environmental barriers in their home.


Cultivating Vocational And Independent Living Skills Through Meaningful Occupations, Sawyer Dullaghan 2020 Belmont University

Cultivating Vocational And Independent Living Skills Through Meaningful Occupations, Sawyer Dullaghan

OTD Capstone Projects

A 12-week curriculum was developed for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to teach life skills, employment skills and foster independent living. These skills are taught in a simulated environment including rooms such as: the bedroom, the living room, and the office.


Support, Advocacy, And Education For Individuals With Mental Illness, Mackenzie Mellinger 2020 Belmont University

Support, Advocacy, And Education For Individuals With Mental Illness, Mackenzie Mellinger

OTD Capstone Projects

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Davidson County provides support, advocacy, and education to those with mental illness and their loved ones. This semester long project includes (but is not limited to) advocacy through the use of instagram/social media, attending legislative events, creating marketing materials appropriate for the population, and looking at mental health through an occupational therapy lens.


The Right To Explore: On Time Pediatric Power Mobility, Elizabeth Stuckey 2020 Belmont University

The Right To Explore: On Time Pediatric Power Mobility, Elizabeth Stuckey

OTD Capstone Projects

The following project was completed in partial fulfillment of OTD 6680, for the degree of Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. This project focused on the importance of pediatric power mobility. After identifying the needs of the agency, goals and outcomes were developed in order to best serve the agency. Various outcomes were achieved through this project including a review of the literature, development of a protocol, participation in a power mobility related research study, creation of various educational materials, and engagement in other educational opportunities.


Home Assessments And Modifications: Researching Safety Features, Grant Opportunities, And Durable Medical Equipment Available For Tucker’S House Agency, Autumn Triggs 2020 Belmont University

Home Assessments And Modifications: Researching Safety Features, Grant Opportunities, And Durable Medical Equipment Available For Tucker’S House Agency, Autumn Triggs

OTD Capstone Projects

Doctoral capstone project completed with Tucker's House, a nonprofit organization that completes home assessments and modifications for families with children with disabilities to improve accessibility and independence for the children at home. The project included: completing home assessments and providing client-centered recommendations and researching grant opportunities for Tucker's House as well as the families benefitting from the services, current durable medical equipment options, and safety features that should be included in the home assessments, recommendations, and modifications.


Advocacy For Occupational Therapy Within A Local Jail, Caitlin Clark 2020 Belmont University

Advocacy For Occupational Therapy Within A Local Jail, Caitlin Clark

OTD Capstone Projects

This capstone project looks at advocating for the occupational therapy profession within the Nashville Davidson County Sheriff's Office and ways to implement quality interventions and group therapy into the jails. It also looked at current re-entry programs at the DCSO and ways to improve current programming.


The Effect Of Peer Mentoring On Certified Peer Specialists’ Own Recovery: A Health Belief Model Approach., Eli Feathers 2020 Arcadia University

The Effect Of Peer Mentoring On Certified Peer Specialists’ Own Recovery: A Health Belief Model Approach., Eli Feathers

Galileo-W Conference

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Comparisons Of Maryland County Green Space To Responses About Depression And Physical Activity On The 2016 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Erin Kenny 2020 Arcadia University

Comparisons Of Maryland County Green Space To Responses About Depression And Physical Activity On The 2016 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Erin Kenny

Galileo-W Conference

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Building Bridges To Enhance Degree And Career Opportunities, Deborah A. Greenawald Ph.D., RN, Karen S. Thacker Ph.D, RN, Samuel M. Bradley DBA, Thomas Franek Ph.D, ATC, Thomas Porrazzo Ph.D., ATC, Christopher Wise DPT, Ph.D (c), PT 2020 Alvernia University

Building Bridges To Enhance Degree And Career Opportunities, Deborah A. Greenawald Ph.D., Rn, Karen S. Thacker Ph.D, Rn, Samuel M. Bradley Dba, Thomas Franek Ph.D, Atc, Thomas Porrazzo Ph.D., Atc, Christopher Wise Dpt, Ph.D (C), Pt

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

External pressures on higher education are challenging universities to focus on preparing graduates with more broadly designed curricula that contain translatable skills and include interdisciplinary knowledge. In this presentation, the process of identifying and creating new academic programs based on unique student goals and contemporary employment needs will be discussed.


On Site Home Assessments For Individuals With Disabilities, Lacy Roling 2020 Belmont University

On Site Home Assessments For Individuals With Disabilities, Lacy Roling

OTD Capstone Projects

A poster presentation of a completed experiential component with Tucker's House.


Visual Aids For Nashville Dolphins, Sally Widmann 2020 Belmont University

Visual Aids For Nashville Dolphins, Sally Widmann

OTD Capstone Projects

A creation of visual aids and an E-manual for beahvioral strategies to assist the coaches and volunteers with work with the Nashville Dolphins organization. The goal of this project was to increase participation of swimmers, who are made up of adults and children alike with a large spectrum of disabilities.


Bringing An Occupational Therapy Perspective To Linden Waldorf School, Morgan Craig 2020 Belmont University

Bringing An Occupational Therapy Perspective To Linden Waldorf School, Morgan Craig

OTD Capstone Projects

Through this project, an occupational therapy doctoral student brought an occupational therapy perspective to Linden Waldorf School and provided the school with direct observations, educational presentations, and various educational materials on the topics of fine motor development, sensory processing, and behavior management in order to help empower Waldorf faculty and staff to best meet the needs of their students.


Evaluating Fitness-To-Drive Among Individuals With Sensory Deficits: A Retrospective Chart Review, Caroline Clark 2020 Belmont University

Evaluating Fitness-To-Drive Among Individuals With Sensory Deficits: A Retrospective Chart Review, Caroline Clark

OTD Capstone Projects

Objective: To explore the diagnostic validity of clinical assessments for sensation in determining fitness-to-drive recommendations in active drivers with sensory deficits.

Methods: Retrospective chart review was conducted using a purposive sampling approach of patients’ medical records from the Vanderbilt Driver Evaluation and Rehabilitation Program in Nashville, Tennessee. Medical records for patients assessed from 12/01/2017 through 12/31/2019, ages 18 or older, with lower extremity sensory deficit(s) identified in the referring and/or treatment diagnoses, medical history, and/or the occupational therapy evaluation problem list were eligible for review. A total of 288 patient medical records were ...


Nurses For Newborns – Incorporating An Occupational Therapy Perspective In Its Work With Women And Families In The Perinatal Period, Lynsey Beros 2020 Belmont University

Nurses For Newborns – Incorporating An Occupational Therapy Perspective In Its Work With Women And Families In The Perinatal Period, Lynsey Beros

OTD Capstone Projects

The author partnered with a nonprofit organization, Nurses for Newborns, to incorporate an occupational therapy perspective in its work with women and families in the perinatal period as part of the OTD capstone project.


Lymphatouch™ As A Preparatory Method For Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy And Radiation-Induced Fibrosis: A Case Study, Abigail Harris 2020 Belmont University

Lymphatouch™ As A Preparatory Method For Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy And Radiation-Induced Fibrosis: A Case Study, Abigail Harris

OTD Capstone Projects

Quality Improvement: Aims to explore the ability to expand the services offered at the Nashville Breast Center and potentially provide improved health-related quality of life for patients in the survivorship stage of breast cancer. Case Study: To assess the LymphaTouch ™ device for use in treating Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Radiation-Induced Fibrosis.


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