Presentations​

In addition to presentations for local agencies and organizations, the occupational therapy program faculty routinely attend and present at district, state and national association conferences. Students have also presented and volunteered at state conferences.

In recent years The University of Findlay has been well represented by program faculty who provided presentations to include the following:

 

American Occupational Therapy Conference2012 American Occupational Therapy Conference (Indianapolis, IN)

  • Collaborative Partnerships: use of the Delphi Technique as a Method to Establish Validity of a Feeding Scale for Premature Infants. Christy Nelson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Abby Nichols; Katie Wilburn, Elizabeth Rhine, Christine Greer
  • Generational Differences: Impact of Millennials in Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Education. Cynthia Goodwin, OTD, OTR/L
  • Perceived Contributions of Occupational Therapy in a Community Mental Health Setting. Rosalie M. King, DHS, OTR/L
  • Understanding How Environmentally-Induced Challenges Influence a Mother's Ability to Orchestrate Healthy Habits and Routines in her Family. Laura Schmelzer, PhD, OTR/L
  • Aging in Place: The Development of an Innovative Holistic Community-Based Program for Older Adults. Tara Beitzel, DrOT, OTR/L
  • Understanding Medical Issues Associated With Premature Birth: Foundations and Evidence for Safe Occupational Therapy Practice. Christy Nelson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Midwest Deans' Occupational Therapy Research Conference 2011(St. Louis, MO)
  •  Identifying and Understanding How Environmentally Induced Challenges and Supports Can Influence a Mother's Ability to Orchestrate Health Promoting Habits and Routines in Her Family. Laura Schmelzer, MOT, OTR/L
  • Creating a Curricular Thread: Tying it all Together for the Student. Rosalie King, DHS, OTR/L; Theresa Leto, MOT, OTR/L 

 

2010 Ohio Occupational Therapy Annual Conference (Cleveland, OH)

    • Leadership in the Ohio Occupational Therapy Association: A Study of the State Association Presidents 1994-Present. Graduate students M. Downey, L. Hughes, W. Schroeder-Niese; Thomas H. Dillon, Ed.D., OTR/L

     
     

    2010 American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference (Orlando, FL)

    • The Effects of Glucose on Behavior and Cognition of Children: What Does the Literature Say? Laura Schmelzer, MOT, OTR/L; Tara Beitzel, Dr. of OT, OTR/L
    • Efficacy of Course Content in Facilitating Cultural Competence: A Program Evaluation. Rosalie M. King, DHS, OTR/L

     
     

    2009 National Wellness Conference

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    2009 Ohio Occupational Therapy Annual Conference (Dayton, OH)

    •  Efficacy of Course Content in Facilitating Cultural Competence: A Program Evaluation, Rosalie M. King, DHS, OTR/L
    • The Photo Narrative as a Client-Centered Teaching Strategy: Lessons Learned. Rosalie M. King, DHS, OTRL; J. Dickman, E. Gattshall, L. Huges, J. Murray, A. Rhodes, K Westgerdes (OT Students)

     
     

    2009 Ohio Occupational Therapy Mid-Year Conference  

    • Reaching the Centennial Vision in OT: Our Collective Leadership Responsibilities, Thomas H. Dillon, Ed.D., OTR/L (May 2009-Toledo, OH)

     
     

    2009 American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference (Houston, TX)

    • Leaders in Occupational Therapy: A Qualitative Analysis of Interviews with Historically Significant Occupational Therapy Leaders, Mary Beth Dillon, MOT, OTR/L; Thomas H. Dillon, Ed.D, OTR/L; Theresa Leto, MOT, OTR/L.
    • AOTF Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Theresa Leto and colleagues from across the country.

     
     

    2008 National Eden Conference (Columbus, OH)

    • Perceived Benefits of Older Adult Participation in an Intergenerational Program.  Tara Beitzel, MA, OTR/L

     
     

    2008 Ohio Occupational Therapy Annual Conference (Perrysburg, OH)

    • Creating a Role for Occupational Therapy in Community Mental Health: Persistence, Patience, and Politics. Mary Beth Dillon, MOT, OTR/L; Rosalie M. King, MA, OTR/L
    • Are You Really Connecting? Providing Person-Centered Care for Improved Outcomes. Rosalie M. King, MA, OTR/L; Theresa Leto, MOT, OTR/L
    • Ethics in Occupational Therapy Fieldwork. Dennis S. Cleary, MS, OTR/L; Mary Beth Dillon, MOT, OTR/L
    • Lessons Learned from Travels Abroad: Culture and Occupation in Japan and the Ukraine. Jacquelin Chamberlin, MA, OTR/L; Cynthia L. Goodwin, OTD, OTR/L; Rosalie M. King, MA, OTR/L
    • Mission Impossible? Launching Occupational Therapy in Community Mental Health. Mary Beth Dillon, MOT, OTR/L; Rosalie M. King, MA, OTR/L
    • Perceived Benefits of an Intergenerational Program. Cynthia L. Goodwin, OTD, OTR/L
    • MSG Roundtable. Mary Beth Dillon, MOT, OTR/L (facilitator); Rosalie M. King, MA, OTR/L (assistant)

     
     

    2008 American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference
    (Long Beach, CA)

    • Creating a Role for Occupational Therapy in  Community Mental Health: Persistence, Patience, and Politics. Mary Beth Dillon, MOT, Rosalie M. King, MA, OTR/L
    • Older Adult Perceptions on the Effects of Home Use on Well-Being: A Pilot Study for Grounded Theory. Tara Betizel, MA, OTR/L
    • The Environmentally-Induced Parenting Challenges to Promoting Healthy Living in Children: A Pilot Study for a Grounded Theory Study.  Laura Schmelzer, MOT, OTR/L

     
     

    2008 International Presentations

    • Occupational Therapy in the U.S.: Past, Present, and Future. Cynthia L. Goodwin, OTD, OTR/L (July, 2008; Kibi International University-Takahashi, Japan)
    • Occupational Therapy in the U.S.: Past, Present, and Future. Cynthia L. Goodwin, OTD, OTR/L (July, 2008; Kyushu International University of Health and Welfare- Nobeoka, Japan)
    • Occupational Therapy and the Mind-Body Connection. Rosalie M. King, MA, OTR/L (May, 2008; Social Service Agency-Chernivsti, Ukraine)

     
     

    2007 American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference (St. Louis, MO)

    • Interfacing with Community Mental Health Services: Opportunities for Occupational Therapy and Fieldwork Education. Mary Beth Dillon, MOT, Rosalie M. King, MA, OTR/L, Precia Stuby, LISW.

     
     

    2006 Ohio Occupational Therapy Annual Conference (Cincinnati, OH)

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    2006 American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference
    (Charlotte, N.C.)

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    2006 Ohio Occupational Therapy Mid-Year Conference (Toledo, OH)

    • Ethical Dimensions of Leadership: Ensuring We Make the Right Choices. Thomas H. Dillon, Ed.D., OTR/L

     
     

    Local and District Presentations 2006-2009

    • The OOTA Ethics Presentation. Jacquelyn L. Chamberlin, M.A., OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA (Columbus, Dayton, and Findlay, OH)
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    • An Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice. Cynthia L. Goodwin, OTD, OTR/L (Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar, U. of Findlay)
    • Are you Really Connecting? Providing Person-Centered Care for Improved Outcomes. Rosalie M. King, MA, OTR/L; Theresa Leto, MOT, OTR/L (Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar, U. of Findlay)
    • Academic Service Learning. Theresa Leto, MOT, OTR/L (Panel presentation participant, U. of Findlay)
    • The Adverse Effects of Poor Ergonomic Design, Laura Schmelzer, MOT, OTR/L (The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH)
    • Ethical Dimensions of Leadership: Ensuring We Make the Right Choices, Thomas H. Dillon, Ed.D., OTR/L​