Scholarship

April 25, 2017

CHBS Research Poster Symposium

The Class of 2018 did a fantastic job representing the OT department as they presented their research at the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Research Poster Symposium Tuesday afternoon. Way to go, OT!

April 21, 2017

Dr. Traywick’s Recent Scholarship
LaVona Traywick, Ph.D

LaVona Traywick, Ph.D

Presentations:

Dr. LaVona Traywick represented the UCA OT Department  April 6-9, 2017 as she gave an invited guest presentation and supported two students who gave peer-reviewed posters presentations at the Southern Gerontological Society’s 2017 Spring Conference in Asheville, NC.

Mitchelle, Jim; Rosenberg, Ed; Traywick, LaVona; Rowles, Graham; Baumhover, Lorin (April 2017) “Gerontology and SGS: The View from the Back Seat,” Invited Guest Presentation for the joint session of the Council of Presidents Symposium, Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC

Hutchinson, Machenzie (OT Student); Traywick, LaVona; Griffin, Terry (April 2017) “OT Student’s Knowledge of Aging and Anticipated Professional Population Choice,” Poster Presentation, Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC

McAfee, Anna Laura (Music Major, Honor’s College Student); Traywick LaVona (April 2017) “Interactive Music During Bathing Activities for Persons with Dementia,” Poster Presentation, Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC

Publications:

Washburn, L., Traywick, L., Copeland, L., Vincent, J. (2017). Extension Wellness Ambassadors: Individual Effects of Participation in a Health-Focused Master Volunteer Program. Journal of Extension Vol. 55 (2)

Washburn, L.T.; Cornell, C. E.; Traywick, L. S.; Felix, H. C.; Phillips, M.E. (2017) “Barriers and Facilitators to Adoption of a Lay-Delivered Community-Based Strength Training Program for Women in Rural Areas” American Journal Of Health Education Vol. 0 , Iss. 0,0 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19325037.2017.1292970

April 5, 2017

Presentations at the AGS Spring Conference

Dr. LaVona Traywick and Mrs. Brittany Saviers represented the UCA OT Department today as they gave invited presentations at the Arkansas Gerontological Society’s 2017 Spring Conference in Little Rock.
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Fields, E. B., & Traywick, L. (2017, April). Grandparents as our superheroes: Teaching appreciation of elders through art. Invited presentation at the Arkansas Gerontological Society Spring Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Saviers, B. (2017, April). If Dr. Seuss taught health care ethics 101. Invited presentation at the Arkansas Gerontological Society Spring Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Saviers-Healthcare Ethics

Mrs. Brittany Saviers – Addressing healthcare ethics

 

March 28, 2017

Faculty & Students Present at AOTA Conference in Philadelphia this week!

Dr. Lorrie George-Paschal and alumni

Bilics, A., George-Paschal, L., Gupta, J., & James, A.  (2017, April).  Scholarship of Teaching and Learning institute conducted at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

Casey Stewart, OTR/L and Dr. Lorrie George-Paschal

Casey Stewart, OTR/L, MS and Dr. Lorrie George-Paschal

Stewart, C., & George-Paschal, L. (2017, April).  Barriers to reentry into society:  Listening to parolee’s perceptions.  Poster session presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

Casey Stewart is an alumnus of the UCA OT program.

Dr. Elizabeth LeQuieu and Dr. Jennifer Moore

LeQuieu, E., & Moore, J. (2017, April).  The Intersection of Health Literacy and Occupational Therapy Practice.  Poster session presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Tina Mankey and alumni

Mankey, T., Hollenbeck, J., & Trujillo, C. (2017, April).  Where are we now? State and national efforts in secondary transition.   Presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

Mankey, T., & Stoops, C. (2017, April).  Media monsters: Promotion of health and wellness with elementary students.  Poster session presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

Cody Stoops is an alumnus of the UCA OT program. 

Dr. Letha Mosley, OT students, and Dr. Jennifer Moore

Mosley, L., Gray, O., Turner, E., Vericker, A., George, C., & Moore, J.  (2017, April).  Use of a driving simulator for community mobility: Effects of noninvasive methods to address simulator adaptation syndrome in adult drivers.  Poster session presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

Olivia Gray, Emily Turner, Alex Vericker, and Cindy George are current UCA OT students.

Mosley, L., Van Camp, S., Rice, R., & Moore, J. (2017, April).  Practical application of the occupational therapy practice framework to observed performance on the four step square test to determine falls efficacy.  Poster session presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

Sarah Van Camp and Rachel Rice are current UCA OT students. 

Mrs. Brittany Saviers

Saviers, B. (2017, April).  The psychosocial impact of childhood obesity. Poster session presented at American Occupational Therapy Association Conference and Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.

March 30, 2017

Getting an Early Start at the AOTA Conference!AOTA Conf Breakfast

Early morning at AOTA Conference for the International Breakfast: World Federation of Occupational Therapists – Partnering for Success. #OTCentennial #AOTA2017

March 23, 2017

Dr. Veronica Rowe – Accepted for Publication

“The Functional Test of the Hemiparetic Upper Extremity (FTHUE) – A Rasch Analysis with Theoretical Implications,” has been accepted for publication in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Authors:  Veronica T. Rowe, PhD, OTR/L, Carolee J. Winstein, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Steven L. Wolf, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FAHA, and Michelle L. Woodbury, PhD, OTR/L

Congratulations Veronica!

March 10, 2017

Congratulations Dr. LaVona Traywick and Ms. Anna Laura McAfee
Dr. LaVona Traywick and Ms. Anna Laura McAfee (Junior Music Major/Honors College Student) are Co-PI’s on the Blue& You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas $1,000 mini-grant awarded to the University of Central Arkansas for Ms. McAfee’s Honors College research project “Interactive Music During Bathing for Persons with Dementia.” A poster presentation on their preliminary research has also been accepted to the Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting in April 2017 in Ashville, North Carolina.

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March 10, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Paschal

Dr. Lorrie Paschal receives a summer stipend for “Benefits of a Mentoring Program for Adolescents Assigned to the Faulkner County Juvenile Drug Court”.

March 10, 2017

Congratulations Dr. LeQuieuElizabeth Graduates

Dr. Elizabeth LeQuieu earned an Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership Studies from UCA in December 2016. Her dissertation entitled: “The Influence of Health Literacy on Occupational Therapy practice” explored how health literacy is addressed in practice.

November 21, 2016

Dr. Veronica Rowe’s most recent scholarly activities

Choosing Outcome Measures to Evaluate Functional Movement After Stroke:  Are Resources Being Utilized Effectively?  Bosch, Pamela, Fasoli, Susan, Langan, Jeanne, Lin, Susan, & Rowe, Veronica.  Symposia presentation, for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 93rd Annual Conference,Translation to Clinical Practice, November 4, 2016, Chicago, Illinois.

 The Use of Accelerometry During Task Oriented Training at Home:  A Single-Subject Design.  Rowe, Veronica.  Oral presentation of Scientific Papers:  Technology Topics, for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) 93rd Annual Conference, Translation to Clinical Practice, November 2, 2016, Chicago, Illinois.

 From Motor Control to Motor Learning – Applying Evidence Based Research in the Clinic with Constraint Induced Movement Therapy and Task Oriented TrainingInvited presentation at the Occupational Therapy Association of Hawaii state conference in Honolulu, Hawaii.  October 29, 2016.

 Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) in Stroke Rehabilitation.  Invited webinar on WeChat from the China neurological rehabilitation group given to therapists, physicians and other rehabilitation staff in China.  Over 2250 participants in attendance.  October 13, 2016.

  “Reaching” to the Future:  Trends in Upper Extremity Post-Stroke Rehabilitation:  Application of Evidence Based Research.  Invited presentation at the 2nd annual Arkansas Physical Therapy Association OPTimize conference and exhibition in Little Rock, AR.  September 24, 2016.

 Occupational Therapy in Stroke Rehabilitation.  Invited presentation and demonstration given to physicians and staff at Shenzhen Seventh People’s Hospital, Yantian district in Shenzhen, China in conjunction with an international neurological rehabilitation team.  June 20, 2016.

November 18, 2016

Dr. LaVona Traywick’s recent scholarly activities

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, National Communications Educational Publications Team Award, 3rd Place, Awarded September 2016 for Low Back Injury Prevention Community Education Curriculum.

October Publication: 

Washburn, L., Cornell, C., Traywick, L., Felix, H., Phillips, M. (2016) Volunteer Delivery of a community-based strength training program: Comparison of adopting and non-adopting Extension educator perspectives. Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, Vol 4 (3). P124-142.

June 8, 2016

Robert M. McLauchlin Graduate Education Memorial Scholarship
Lindsey Roe, 2016 Recipient

The Robert M. McLauchlin Graduate Education Fund was endowed as of December 1995. Dr. Robert M. McLauchlin was Dean of the Graduate School and Director of Sponsored Programs from 1990 until his death in October 1995. He came to UCA after serving as interim Dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Central Michigan University. The fund provides scholarship for graduate students who have been admitted with full qualifications to a graduate program at the University of Central Arkansas or who are continuing in good standing in a graduate program. New recipients of the scholarship must be enrolled for 9 or more credit hours. The scholarship is renewable for the second semester with a graduate grade point average of 3.0 and continuation of full-time study. Selection is based on academic performance, school and community involvement, and financial need. Lindsey Roe, a 2016 recipient pursuing her master’s in Occupational Therapy is the first student from her department to receive the award since 1997.

http://uca.edu/graduateschool/mclauchlin/

April 21, 2016

Invited Presentation:
Assistive Technology (AT):  “Incorporating AT into Activities at Home, School, and Work!”
Pac Conference Presenters

L-R: Taylor Johnson, Emily Ratcliff, Dr. Lorrie George-Paschal, Lauren Tannahill, Dr. Tina Mankey, Kerrie Bollinger

Dr. Lorrie George-Paschal and Dr. Tina Mankey, along with Master’s Level Occupational Therapy Students, Kerrie Bollinger, Emily Ratcliff, Taylor Johnson, and Lauren Tannahill presented at the Parent Advisory Council’s Family Bistro Conference on Friday, April 15th. The 90 minute presentation included providing suggestions for incorporating soft tech, low tech, and hard technologies to increase occupational performance in the home, school, community and to ease transitions!!
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During our 90 minutes we provided a short PPT providing information on soft, low and high tech assistive technologies for play, school and work environments.  We engaged parents in discussions in which they shared about their successes and barriers with the ultimate outcome being the increased success in daily living activities at home, school, and work!!
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Students demonstrated and provided hands-on activities including creation of a schedule board, making a notebook switch (momentary switch), demonstrating environmental control options, and creating a switch-adapted toy.  Participants went to the different activity stations that most closely suited their needs or interests.
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October 2015

UCA Occupational Therapy Faculty Dr. Letha Mosley and Dr. Lorrie George- Paschal presented at the 2015 Education Summit
Letha presentation

Dr. Letha Mosley

Dr. Letha Mosley presented Evaluation of Progressive Problem-Based Learning (Pro-PBL): Evidence and Lessons Learned to Enhance Student Learning Outcomes. Dr. Mosley’s presentation included suggestions for implementation of Pro-PBL and outcomes related to facilitating students’ knowledge, skill development, and interprofessional collaboration.

Dr. Paschal presented Building Capacity of Occupational Therapy Educators in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Paschal serves as a leader of the American Occupational Therapy Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program. The paper presented included outcomes of the national OT Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Initiative.

The 2015 AOTA/OTCAS Education Summit was held in Denver, Colorado, October 17-18.

Dr. Paschal also presented an overview of interprofessional education program at the University of Central Arkansas. Additionally, she provided an overview of programmatic outcomes for colleagues Melinda Rybiski (Ohio State) and Sandra Dunbar (Nova Southeastern University) who were unable to travel to the conference.

April 27, 2015
Producing Roots
Haley Harris with Dr. Tina Mankey

Haley Harris with Dr. Tina Mankey

Haley Harris and Dr. Tina Mankey presented, Producing Roots: A Therapeutic Gardening Experience in a Rural Community” at the 95th Annual American Occupational Therapy Conference in Nashville, TN on Friday, April 17. Haley and her classmate, Lindsey Magie, developed and implemented the program as part of the community course. Haley did a wonderful job sharing the learning experience with the attendees.

 
April 21, 2015
UCA Occupational Therapy Student, Casey Stewart, Leader in Research!
Mrs Stewart presenting at the UCA College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Research Symposium

Mrs Stewart presenting at the UCA College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Research Symposium

Casey Stewart took part in the UCA College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Research Symposium today, April 21, 2015. Mrs. Casey Stewart presented a poster representing her research “What are the Perceived Barriers to Successful Community Reentry for Parolees Living in Transitional Living Facilities”. Ms. Stewart is conducting a descriptive study of the perceptions of barriers of community reintegration using the lens of the Theory of Occupational Adaptation.  Her research (in process) will serve as the foundation for a proposed UCA service-learning community program with community partner —Faulkner County Juvenile Court this May!

Congratulations on your work Mrs. Stewart!  We look forward to your Thesis Defense this Summer!
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​Thesis Chair,​ Dr. Lorrie George-Paschal, PhD., OTR/L, ​ .
 
April 21, 2015
Student and Faculty Present at AOTA Conference

Jeremiah Fleeman and Dr. Lorrie George-Paschal Presented “Switching it UP!: Creating a Switch Adapted Toy” at the 95th Annual American Occupational Therapy Conference in Nashville, TN on Saturday, April 18.Jeremiah did an outstanding job preparing for and sharing the technique of adapting a toy for switch access!!

Jeremiah Fleeman presenting at the 95th Annual American Occupational Therapy Conference in Nashville

Jeremiah Fleeman presenting at the 95th Annual American Occupational Therapy Conference in Nashville

Thumbs UP for "Switching it UP!"

Thumbs UP for “Switching it UP!”

April 12, 2015

Florence Wood Scholarship of Arkansas Occupational Therapy Association Recipient

Melodie Mauney has been awarded the Florence Wood Scholarship of the Arkansas Occupational Therapy Association from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation. As a student of the occupational therapy class of 2015t, the occupational therapy department would like to congratulate Ms. Mauney on her scholarship.

Conway Regional Scholarship Winner

Emily Smithson, occupational therapy class of 2015t, received one of the 2014-2015 Conway Regional Medical Staff Scholarships.  Each spring, the foundation awards scholarships to area students who are currently enrolled, or beginning his/her education, in a health-related career field.  Applicants must be enrolled in one of the following programs on a full-time basis:  Medicine, Nursing, Laboratory/Research, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Surgical Technology, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacy, Medical Information, or another Health Related Field.

Mrs. Smithson stays involved in the community.  She has participated in the grand opening of the Conway Senior Wellness Center as a tour guide, provided hands-on assistance to volunteer victims through Bears Boots on the Ground, raised money for the Faulkner County Relay for Life events, as well as assisted in many other projects through the occupational therapy program at the University of Central Arkansas.

Global Citizen Scholarship Recipient

The University of Central Arkansas’s Division of International Engagement announced Ms. Angel Poon one of eight recipients of the Global Citizen Scholarship. The Global Citizen Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship with awards being determined based upon grade point average, essay submission, leadership and/or service experience at UCA and letters of recommendations.  As a student of the occupational therapy class of 2015, the occupational therapy department would like to congratulate Ms. Poon on her scholarship.

Charles and Nadine Baum Scholarship Recipient

Ms. Stephanie San received the Charles and Nadine Baum scholarship through the University of Central Arkansas Foundation Scholarship program.  Ms. San currently is involved with the Student of Occupational Therapy Association, Student Caucus for Diversity in Occupational Therapy and a member of Phi Theta Epsilon.  She is involved in the community with various events such as participant in the Relay for Life event in Conway, AR, Soaring Wings donator, as well as a member of the Conway Junior Auxiliary.  As a student of the occupational therapy class of 2015t, the occupational therapy department would like to congratulate Ms. San on her scholarship.