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Graduate Research Assistantship

The Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, invites applications for a graduate research assistantship as part of the Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. Program. This assistantship, under the mentorship of Dr. Sherrilene Classen, will begin in January 2020. The graduate research assistant will engage in multidisciplinary research with a focus on driving rehabilitation science and community mobility, in medically at risk populations, through the lifespan. This position will provide intensive training in all aspects of research and rehabilitation science. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree in a field that can be applied to research in rehabilitation science; have professional/clinical experience in a rehabilitation related area; be committed to scholarly work in rehabilitation science; and be committed to an interdisciplinary educational philosophy and training model. Applicants are preferably licensed/license-eligible as an occupational therapist in the state of Florida.

Department of Occupational Therapy partners with Find a Ride Florida to improve alternative transportation for Florida’s aging road users

To address the need for affordable and accessible transportation, the Florida’s Department of Transportation (FDOT) Safety Office awarded the Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation at the University of Florida a grant which provides an alternative transportation database, and an interactive mapping website, for identifying transportation solutions for aging road users.

New service at UF Health helps at-risk motorists assess, improve their driving skills

In the state of Florida, nearly 20 percent of the population is age 65 or older. For many, progression in age can mean regression in driving ability. But a new service offered by the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions’ department of occupational therapy aims to give seniors and others a chance to improve their skills behind the wheel.

Sandra Edwards Colloquium 2019

The Department of Occupational Therapy hosted the third annual Sandra Edwards Colloquium on January 26, 2019. The keynote speaker was Anita C. Bundy, ScD, OT/L, FAOTA, FOTARA.

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.