16 Trojans published in American Journal of Occupational Therapy
January 5, 2015
Congratulations to the 16 Trojans published in the January/February 2015 issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Assistant Professor Natalie Leland, Assistant Clinical Professor Karen Crum MA ’13, OTD ’14, Board of Councilors Member Shawn Phipps BS ’97, Adjunct Clinical Instructor Pamela Roberts and Research Adjunct Professor Barbara Gage authored “Advancing the Value and Quality of Occupational Therapy in Health Service Delivery.” The article aims to provide a foundation for future dialogue and evidence highlighting occupational therapy’s distinctive contribution, significance and viability as health care systems increasingly focus on quality and value.
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor Susanne Smith Roley, Zoe Mailloux BS ’77, MA ’81, OTD ’12, L. Diane Parham MA ’81, Assistant Professor (Keck School of Medicine of USC) Christianne Lane and Professor Sharon Cermak co-authored “Sensory Integration and Praxis Patterns in Children With Autism.” The article explores sensory integration and praxis patterns of children with autism spectrum disorder and how these patterns impact social participation.
Samruddhi Ghaisas MA ’11, OTD ’12, Assistant Professor Elizabeth Pyatak MA ’04, PhD ’10, Associate Clinical Professor Erna Blanche MA ’88, PhD ’98, Project Manager Jeanine Blanchard MA ’99, PhD ’10 and Florence Clark, associate dean and Mrs. T.H. Chan Professor of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, authored “Lifestyle Changes and Pressure Ulcer Prevention in Adults With Spinal Cord Injury in the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study Lifestyle Intervention.” The article focuses on the interaction between lifestyle choices and the development of pressure ulcers in community settings among participants in the NIH-funded USC—Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center Pressure Ulcer Prevention Study.
T32 Postdoctoral Fellow Valerie Hill co-authored “Mental Practice-Triggered Electrical Stimulation in Chronic, Moderate, Upper-Extremity Hemiparesis After Stroke.” The article investigates the feasibility and impact of home-based, mental practice–triggered electrical stimulation among stroke survivors exhibiting moderate upper-extremity impairment.