Student Research​

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Traditional Graduate Students

The class of 2011 presented the results of their completed research projects January 12, 2012 on the following topics:

  • ​​Leadership Transitions in Occupational Therapy: Practitioner to Manager (N. Dague, E. McAfee, S. Rigsby; Advisor-Dr. T. Dillon)
  • Use and Value of Client-Centered Care: Perspectives of Occupational Therapists
    (L. A. Hiros, K. Jerwers, K. Marshall, K. Menke, K. Rudduck, H. Smith; Advisors-Dr. R. King, Professor T. Leto)
  • Parent's Perceptions of their Children's Snacking after Sporting Events
  • (A. Arend, L. Niedermeier, C. Niemeyer, A. Worstell; Advisor-Dr. L. Schmelzer)
  • Use of the Computer and Internet by Well Elderly
  • (H. Hoying, N. Grothouse, S. Hermiller; Advisor-Dr. C. Goodwin)
  • How do Sensory Modalities Impact the Behavior of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?
  • (J. Kemper, M. Mansfield, J. Seger, A. Titus; Advisor-Dr. T. Beitzel)
  • Use of the Delphi Technique to Establish Validity of the "Infant-Driven Feeding Scale"-a Feeding Readiness Scale for Premature Infants
  • (K. Burkholder, A. Nichols, A. Stoltz; Research Advisor-Dr. C. Nelson)​



Weekend Graduate Students

Weekend graduate students from the class of 2013 presented the results of their completed research projects on July 11, 2013 on the following topics:

  • Mentoring in Occupational Therapy Programs (K. Drouhard, E. Fawver, J. Giordano, N. Meyers, J. Muchiarone, T. Seitz; Advisor-Dr. C. Goodwin)

  • Characteristics and Motivations of Mothers Donating Human Breast Milk to a Regional Breast Milk Bank (J. Boucher, L. Hapner, T. Klausing, A. Meyers, T. Moffatt; Advisor-Dr. C. Nelson)

  • Maximizing Food Resources: A Needs Assessment (A. Bader, J. Bulmahn, M. Burkhart, A. Jacobs, C. VanDeilen; Advisor-Dr.T. Leto)

  • Does Occupational Therapy Programming Equip Inmates with the Necessary Life Skills for Successful Community Re-Entry? (W. Garvin, S. Gerken, J. Hooks, G. White; Advisors-Dr. T. Beitzel, Dr. M. Dillon)

  • Snacking after Sporting Events: A Qualitative Exploration of this Growing Issue (A. Kusner, L. Oman, T. Sanders, K. Wellbaum, C. Zmudzinski; Advisor-Dr. L. Schmelzer)