Student Spotlight: Meet Carrie Comstock

Published: April 9th, 2015

Category: Featured, MOT, News

I have always known that I wanted to work with children with special needs. I began volunteering at Balance 180 Gymnastics and Sports Academy in the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program. I became the first volunteer coordinator and helped to plan the program.

Carrie Comstock, MOT student

Carrie is a UF OT Equal Access Board Member. Local therapists and students offer free OT services to adults in their community. She has presented a paper at the Society of Student Run Free Clinics with 4 of her fellow board members.

During her senior year, she was accepted to the Health Science Honors program. “I have learned much from my work with college students with learning disabilities,” she says, working on Dr. Mann and Dr. Kreider’s research project: Comprehensive Support for Stem Students with Learning Disabilities (CS3LD).

Research, Service, and Leadership

UF Public Health and Health Professions Research Day 2014

April 9, 2014
Research Poster Presentation

  • Comstock, C., & Kreider, C. (2014). Young Adults’ Experiences with Learning Disability and Attention Disorders. 27th Annual Public Health and Health Professions Research Day. Gainesville, FL.

American Occupational Therapy Association

2014 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo
April 4, 2014
Research Poster Presentation

  • Comstock, C., & Kreider, CM.  (2014, April 3-6; Accepted for presentation) Occupational Performance Needs and Strengths of Young Adults with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder.  2014 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, Baltimore, MD.

Florida Occupational Therapy Association

2014 FOTA Annual Conference
November 8, 2014
Non-Research Poster Presentation

  • Comstock, C., Dhans, L., Coudron, A., Helms, A., Kearn, K., Orr, L., & Winter, S. (2014, November 7-8) Occupational Therapy Equal Access Clinic: Spreading Awareness of its Available Services while Educating the Community about the Value of Occupational Therapy. 2014 Florida Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Fort Myers, Florida.

Society of Student Run Free Clinics (SSRFC)

2015 SSRFC Annual Conference
February 7, 2015
Non-Research Presentation

  • Beatty, D., Comstock, C., Coudron, A., Kearn, K., & Yu, W. Florida’s First Free Occupational Therapy Specialty Clinic: The Foundation, Formation, and Future. Society of Student Run Free Clinics Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.

UF Public Health and Health Professions Research Day 2015

April 8, 2015
Research Poster Presentation

  • Comstock, C., Medina, S. & Kreider, C. (2015). Academic Strategies Used by Students with Learning and Attention Disorders. 28th Annual Public Health and Health Professions Research Day. Gainesville, FL.

American Occupational Therapy Association

2015 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo
April 16-19, 2015
Research Poster Presentation

  • Kreider, CM., Comstock, C., Medina, S., & Mann, WC. (April 16-19, 2015) Habits and Routines of Academically Progressing University Students with Learning and Attention Disorders. 2015 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference & Expo, Nashville, TN.