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Achievements in the UIndy School of Occupational Therapy

Alison Nichols, Erin Peterson, Beth Ann Walker

Alison Nichols, assistant professor of occupational therapy, (pictured left) has published “Parental perceptions: Raising a child with a feeding and eating disorder” in the Special Interest Section Quarterly Practice Connections publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Co-authors of the publication were School of Occupational Therapy (SOT) adjunct professor Colleen Wasemann and Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Class of 2017 alumni Danielle Coatie, Erica Moon, and Jennifer Weller.

Erin Peterson, assistant professor of occupational therapy, (center) recently earned her Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) credential. A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) is an occupational therapist or physical therapist who has a minimum of three years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy, and who has successfully passed a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. 

Beth Ann Walker, associate professor of occupational therapy, (pictured right) recently published “Establishing the reliability and validity of Health in Motion© automated falls screening tool” in Advances in Aging Research. Aging in place, the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely and independently, is one of Walker’s areas of expertise. Her co-authors on this publication were Krista Hoke and Molly Manley, MOT Class of 2016 alumni;  and Sheryl Flynn and Robin Johnson, of Blue Marble Health, the creators of the Health in Motion© software.