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OT faculty-student research team selected for AOTA's Young Scientists Program
Posted 04/25/2018 02:46PM

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) chose a Misericordia University faculty-student scholarly research poster for presentation at AOTA's National Convention & Expo's Young Scientists Program in Salt Lake City, Utah, in April.

The poster presentation, "Using Single Subject Design and Global Attainment Scaling to Measure Improvement in Social Participation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,'' was one of seven selected from among the more than 300 research posters displayed for AOTA's Young Scientist Theater. Occupational therapy graduate students Lauren Apgar, Milford, New Jersey, and Jenna Aimes, Howell, New Jersey, with faculty mentor, Lori Charney, O.T.D., O.T.R./L., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy, presented their research to professionals attending the national conference.

The Misericordia University research focuses on the Sensory Social Camp that Dr. Charney developed and operates annually in the summer at John J. Passan Hall. The program incorporates several masters-level students in Level I fieldwork and data collection for the ongoing research. Misericordia University masters-level students Alexa Buday, Cochecton, New York; Naomi Calverley, Coopersburg; Nicole Cotta, Wall, N.J.; Casey Kearney, Kingston; Ashley Redmond, Hunlock Creek, and Tyler Spires, Candor, N.Y., also are authors of the study.

For more information about the occupational therapy program at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu/ot.

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The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) chose a Misericordia University faculty-student scholarly research poster for presentation at the Young Scientists Program in Salt Lake City, Utah, in April. The poster presentation, 'Using Single Subject Design and Global Attainment Scaling to Measure Improvement in Social Participation in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,' was among more than 300 research posters displayed for AOTA's Young Scientist Theater. Misericordia University occupational therapy graduate students Lauren Apgar, Milford, New Jersey, left, and Jenna Aimes, Howell, New Jersey, right, with faculty mentor, Lori Charney, O.T.D., O.T.R./L., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy, presented their research to professionals attending the national conference.

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