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Autism Spectrum Disorder

In and Moreira Receive University Scholars Program Awards

pictured from left: Emily In and Dr. Zheng Wang This summer, Emily In will start her research journey studying postural control deficits in school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Her faculty…

OT Welcomes Zheng Wang and Sandra Winter

Dr. Zheng Wang joined the department as an assistant professor this May. Dr. Sandra Winter joined the department as a research assistant scientist. The department warmly welcomes Dr. Wang and Dr. Winter.

Case Study of Driving Readiness: Comparing a Teen with ADHD/ASD to a Healthy Control

In this course, readiness to drive is assessed for a teen with a dual diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) compared to a healthy control, using indicators such as medical history, clinical testing, life skills, and simulated driving performance results. Using this case study and a decision tree, the presenter interprets how these indicators can guide a therapist to determine readiness for driving. The course also explores how to prepare teens, not yet ready to drive, for independence in community mobility and future driving.

Predicting Simulated Driving Performance in Teens with ADHD/ASD

In this course, the authors introduce the crash statistics and characteristics of teens in general, as well as those with ADHD and ASD. Using clinical tests, driving performance videos of teens in a driving simulator, and statistical analysis, the authors propose indicators of readiness to drive for teens at large, and for those with ADHD and/or ASD.

Sandra Edwards Colloquium 2018

The Department of Occupational Therapy hosted the second annual Sandra Edwards Colloquium on February 24, 2018. The keynote speaker was Roseann C. Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA.

Fostering young service dogs a labor of puppy love for UF students

Every morning, Morgan Montaudo — a University of Florida health science senior on the pre-occupational therapy track — puts on her backpack, heads toward the door and then turns to her wagging golden retriever to ask, “Do you want to be a service dog today?” Montaudo, 23, and her…

MOT students present research on driving safety

From left to right: Kiah Brown, Stephanie Hernandez, and Megan Shanahan Kiah Brown, Stephanie Hernandez, and Megan Shanahan became part of the Institute for Mobility, Activity and Participation (I-MAP) as part of the Health Science Honors…