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Consuelo Kreider

PHHP names 2019 Outstanding Alumni

The PHHP Outstanding Alumni for 2019 include Consuelo Kreider, PhD, OTR/L and Becky Piazza, OTD, MS, OTR/L, BCPR for the Department of Occupational Therapy. They will be honored at a ceremony during the college’s alumni reunion on October 5.

Leveraging Understanding from Emerging Adults with Developmental Learning Disorders in Guiding Occupational Therapy Practice

Students with learning and attention disorders face obstacles related to managing occupational and life demands during their transitions to adult roles. Occupational therapists are ideally suited to facilitate the occupational role and performance of high achieving youth with learning and/or attention disorders (L/AD) in preparation for and during the transition to adult roles and contexts through college pathways. However, greater understanding of these young people’s broad-ranging needs and challenges across academic, career development, social, and daily life contexts is necessary. This presentation describes challenges faced by young adult college students with L/AD, a multi-faceted approach for supporting these students used at the University of Florida, and insights learned from academically successful undergraduates with L/AD that can be used to guide both research and practice.

OT Student Selected for Summer Institute

Sharon Medina, member of the 2017 Master of Occupational Therapy graduating class, has been selected as one of 20 participants for the Summer Institute for Future Scientists in Occupational Therapy.  The Institute is a joint program of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy…

Student Spotlight: Meet Carrie Comstock

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 is a UF OT…

Students and Faculty Collaborate in Research

University of Florida Occupational Therapy students and faculty collaboratively engage in research and contribute to the OT evidence base. Undergraduate pre-OT students complete honors projects with college researchers and many continue their collaborations with faculty after entering the Master in Occupational Therapy (MOT) program. An example of such a project…