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.
The Institute for Mobility, Activity, and Participation, Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month non-tenure track Clinical Lecturer or Clinical Assistant Professor to serve as a Driver Rehabilitation Specialist.
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.
In this course, the author provides an overview of the current crash statistics in the USA, an introduction to autonomous vehicles (AV), including the levels of AV, how driving as an occupation may be affected/changed by AV, the pros and the cons of AV, a timeline for AV, as well as a discussion on the vulnerable road users and how they may benefit from AV. The presentation highlights that we are facing the greatest transportation revolution of the century and invite health care professionals to consider the opportunities of AV technology for mobility-disadvantaged people.
In this course, the author provides an overview of the doctoral capstone experience and project. Roles of all collaborators are explained. The training focus is on the role of the capstone site mentor and also includes the related paperwork requirements.