May 14, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Moore: Presentation and Film

Moore, J., Fisk, C., & Robbins, M. (2018, May). Expressive approaches to promoting well-being. Presented at the National Training Institute for Center for START Services, Boston, MA.

In addition, Acting Creates Therapeutic Success, a community-based performing arts program co-founded by Jennifer, was also highlighted during this conference. A film was developed in collaboration with the Center for START Services to be used to show how occupational therapy and the expressive therapies can be utilized and effective for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs. Katie Talburt from UCA Creative Services was the videographer for this project.

April 30, 2018

Dr. Veronica Rowe receives notification of publication – congratulations!

The Feasibility of Conducting Task Oriented Training at Home for Patients with Stroke (2018) Rowe, V. & Neville, M. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy (in press).

April 25, 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Traywick and Mrs. Brittany Saviers for presentations at the Southern Gerontological Society!

Traywick, LaVona; Saviers, Brittany (April 2018) Supporting Successful Aging Through Increasing Occupational Therapy Students’ Knowledge of Aging Relative to their Preferred Population to Work, Paper Presentation, Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Lake Lanier, Georgia

Traywick, LaVona; Greene Celeste (April 2018) Exercises for Low Back Injury Prevention, Workshop Presentation, Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Lake Lanier, Georgia

McAfee, Anna Laura; Traywick, LaVona (April 2018) Preferred Music During Bathing Activities for Persons with Dementia and their Family Caregivers, Paper Presentation, Southern Gerontological Society Annual Meeting, Lake Lanier, Georgia

April 17, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Paschal and colleagues!

Presenting this summer….

Graybeal, L., Hawkins, A., & George-Paschal, L. (2018). Investigating the intersecting impacts of service-learning on stakeholder groups. International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference. New Orleans, LA.

March 1, 2018

OT Student Mallory Halverson – Research poster to be featured at AOTA conference!

OT student Mallory Halverson’s poster was selected out of more than 300 research posters to be featured in the Young Scientist Theater at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) conference in April. One of the priorities of AOTA is to promote scholarly research and evidence-based practice. This event allows young scientists a special opportunity to present their research to a larger audience. Mallory was mentored by Dr. Veronica Rowe and is a co-presenter of this poster.


February 12, 2018

Drs. Veronica Rowe and Tracey Zeiner to co-author chapter

Dr. Veronica Rowe has been asked to revise the chapter “Motor Function Assessment (ROM, Strength, Endurance)” in the new, 8th edition of “Occupational Therapy in Physical Dysfunction”. She asked Dr. Tracey Zeiner to be a co-author and they are already diligently working on this exciting new endeavor!

February 9, 2018

Dr. Veronica Rowe – Manuscript Accepted for Publication

Dr. Veronica Rowe’s manuscript entitled “Client Perceptions of Task Oriented Training at Home (TOTE Home): “I forgot I was sick”” accepted for publication in OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health. 

February 9, 2018

Dr. Tina Mankey – Published Article

Mankey, T, Filer, J, & McGee, M (2018). Trainees Learning Together Using a Solution-Focused Approach, Education SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, 3 (1), pp. 30 -32. American Occupational Therapy.Association.

January 29, 2018

OT Student CaLynn Blacklock – Research Presentation Accepted!!

OT Student CaLynn Blacklock has a research presentation accepted with Dr. Graybeal at the Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education, hosted by University of Alabama at Birmingham

Title: Service-Learning Program Outcomes and Impacts: Career Decision-Making and Professional Identity

Abstract: Service-learning courses provide students with opportunities to explore their field of study before entering the workforce and to engage with individuals in the community. These experiences offer insight into the details and skills of their profession in a hands-on, safe learning environment where they can receive direction and real-world exposure that classroom didactics often do not provide. This presentation will discuss student perspectives of the influence of service-learning on their career decision-making and professional identity.

January 25, 2018

Mrs. Saviers – Elected into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Brittany Saviers was elected into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, most selective, and most prestigious all-discipline honor society. Membership is by invitation only to Nova Southeastern University’s top 10 percent of graduate students. Election to the honor society is for recognition of Mrs. Saviers’ hard work and dedication to academic excellence while earning her PhD in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. The formal induction will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in February.

January 19, 2018

Dr. LaVona Traywick – Published Article

Green, C.; Craft-Morgan, J.; Traywick, L.; Mingo, C. (2017). Evaluation of a Laughter-based Exercise Program on Health and Self-efficacy for Exercise. The Gerontologist, 57 (6), 1051–1061,

January 18, 2018

Dr. Rowe recognized as Elite Reviewer for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation!

Dr. Veronica Rowe has been selected as an Elite Reviewer for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for 2017. Elite status designation reflects the number, timeliness, and quality of your reviews for the Archives in 2017 as judged by the editors. Selection reflects critical thinking and effective participation in the process of peer review. After examining the performance of reviewers, we identified approximately 3 percent (97 people out of 2,985 reviewers who submitted 1,730 reviews in 2017) judged to be deserving of this recognition.

Congratulations Dr. Rowe! The Department of Occupational Therapy couldn’t be more proud! These are some significant accomplishments!