Older adults will tell you that losing their driving license is like getting a death sentence. In her unstoppable journey to empower seniors, Dr. Sherrilene Classen, a professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, is getting older adults comfortable with autonomous vehicle technology as well as conducting research to develop autonomous transit resources to promote their independence and safety.
Dr. Jessica Kramer and her team have designed a tool that allows young people with disabilities to have a voice in their own therapy outcomes and goals.
The Department of Occupational Therapy congratulates doctor of occupational therapy students named as Florida AHEC Scholars.
Sherrilene Classen, Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy, finds it a privilege to provide you with some highlights of our great department. We have seen significant growth since 2017 as we have almost tripled the size of the department.
Orit Shechtman is a tenured associate professor at UF’s Department of Occupational Therapy. Heather Simpson currently works as a staff therapist at UF Health Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases.
Dr. Horwitz brings 10 years of experience as a fieldwork educator to UF OTD Program.
The Department of Occupational Therapy will be hosting the fifth annual, but first virtual, Sandra Edwards Colloquium on February 6, 2021. The theme for this year's Colloquium is "Aging in Place: Best Science for Best Practice in Occupational Therapy." Our keynote speaker will be Susie Stark from Washington University.
Dr. Zheng Wang's project is titled Cerebellar and basal ganglia contributions to neuromotor decline in adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Investigations related to autonomous vehicle technology and driving performance in people with Parkinson's.
Investigations to study driving performance in medically-at-risk adults age 50 and older using medical marijuana.