University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Stefanie Bodison OTD, OTR/L

Stefanie Bodison OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor of Research, joint appointment with the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Pediatrics

Room: CHP 222E
(310) 990-3729
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Web: sensorylab.usc.edu

Biography

Stefanie Bodison is a graduate of the University of Southern California and has been specializing in sensorimotor and neurodevelopmental intervention techniques with children for more than 20 years. The populations with which she has particular interest include typically developing children and those with autism, developmental dyspraxia, sensorineural hearing loss, prenatal alcohol exposure, developmental coordination disorder, and learning disabilities. Dr. Bodison’s current research focuses on the use of multimodal imaging techniques (MRI, fMRI and DTI) to investigate the neural mechanisms of sensorimotor integration in typically developing children and those with a variety of neurodevelopmental conditions.

Research Interests

Dr. Bodison’s research aims to enhance the theoretical foundation of sensory brain/behavior relationships in typically developing children and those with neurodevelopmental conditions, to ultimately support the evaluation of the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions for children with sensory and motor conditions. Dr. Bodison received training in multimodal neuroimaging techniques from 2013-2016 during a KL2 Mentored Career Development Award from the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Southern California (NIH/NCRR/NCATS #KL2TR000131). From 2011 to 2013, she was a postdoctoral fellow in Training in Rehabilitation Efficacy and Effectiveness Trials, a NIH-funded T32 Postdoctoral Training Program at the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Therapy (1T32 HD64578-1A1).

Her research specialties include: Rehabilitation interventions, sensory development in typical children, children with neurodevelopmental disorders, autism, multisensory integration, developmental dyspraxia and learning disabilities.

She is additionally affiliated with the Developmental Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (kidsbrains.org) and Pediatric Therapy Network in Torrance, Calif. (pediatrictherapynetwork.org).

Current Research Funding

Awards

A. Jean Ayres Award | 2019
American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF)

Margaret S. Rood Award of Professional Promise | 1994
USC Department of Occupational Therapy

Phi Theta Epsilon | 1993
USC Department of Occupational Therapy

Trojan Spirit Award | 1992
USC Department of Occupational Therapy

Education

Master of Science (MS) in Clinical, Biomedical, and Translational Investigations
2017 | University of Southern California

Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
2010 | University of Southern California

Master of Arts (MA) in Occupational Therapy
1993 | University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Occupational Therapy
1992 | University of Southern California

Publications

2019

Other Articles

Bodison, S. C., Stein Duker, L. I., Cermak, S. A., & Blanche, E. I. (2019, May). An examination of sensory-related terminology across disciplines: Part one. SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, 4(2), 5-7.

2018

Book Chapters

Spitzer, S. L., & Bodison, S. C. (2018). Motor and praxis differences in individuals with ASD. In R. Watling & S. L. Spitzer (Eds.), Autism across the lifespan: A comprehensive occupational therapy approach (4th ed.). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press. Full text

Journal Articles

Bodison, S. C., & Parham, L. D. (2018). Specific sensory techniques and sensory environmental modifications for children and youth with sensory integration difficulties: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(1), 7201190040p1-7201190040p11. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2018.029413 Show abstract

Pfeiffer, B., May-Benson, T. A., & Bodison, S. C. (2018). State of the science of sensory integration research with children and youth [Editorial]. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(1), 7201170010p1-7201170010p4. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2018.721003 Show abstract

Other Articles

Bodison, S. C. (2018, May). A comprehensive framework to embed sensory interventions within occupational therapy practice. SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, 3(2), 14-16.

2017

Book Chapters

Bodison, S. C. (2017). Magnetic resonance imaging. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology (p. 1993). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Bodison, S. C. (2017). Neuroimaging. In A. Wenzel (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology (pp. 259-265). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Journal Articles

Reynolds, S., Glennon, T. J., Ausderau, K., Bendixen, R. M., Kuhaneck, H. M., Pfeiffer, B., Watling, R., Wilkinson, K., & Bodison, S. C. (2017). Using a multifaceted approach to working with children who have differences in sensory processing and integration. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(2), 7102360010p1-7102360010p10. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.019281 Show abstract

2015

Journal Articles

Bodison, S. C., Sankare, I., Anaya, H., Booker-Vaughns, J., Miller, A., Williams, P., & Norris, K. (2015). Engaging the community in the dissemination, implementation, and improvement of health-related research. Clinical and Translational Science, 8(6), 814-819. https://doi.org/10.1111/cts.12342 Show abstract

Bodison, S. C. (2015). Developmental dyspraxia and the play skills of children with autism. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69(5), 6905185060p1-6905185060p6. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2015.017954 Show abstract

2014

Book Chapters

Bodison, S., & Mostofsky, S. (2014). Motor control and motor learning processes in autism spectrum disorders. In F. R. Volkmar, R. Paul, S. J. Rogers, & K. A. Pelphrey (Eds.), Handbook of autism and pervasive developmental disorders: Volume 2: Assessment, interventions, and policy (4th ed., pp. 354-377). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Journal Articles

American Occupational Therapy Association. (2014). Occupational therapy practice framework: Domain and process (3rd ed.). American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(Supplement 1), S1-S48. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.682006 Show abstract

2012

Journal Articles

Blanche, E. I., Bodison, S., Chang, M. C., & Reinoso, G. (2012). Development of the Comprehensive Observations of Proprioception (COP): Validity, reliability, and factor analysis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(6), 691-698. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2012.003608 Show abstract

Blanche, E. I., Reinoso, G., Chang, M. C., & Bodison, S. (2012). Proprioceptive processing difficulties among children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities [Brief report]. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 66(5), 621-624. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2012.004234 Show abstract

2011

Journal Articles

Mailloux, Z., Mulligan, S., Smith Roley, S., Blanche, E. I., Cermak, S. A., Coleman, G. G., Bodison, S., & Lane, C. J. (2011). Verification and clarification of patterns of sensory integrative dysfunction. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65(2), 143-151. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2011.000752 Show abstract

2008

Journal Articles

Koomar, J., Miller, J. L., Schoen, S. A., Brett-Green, B., Schaaf, R. C., Benevides, T., Lane, S. J., Reynolds, S., Parham, D., May-Benson, T. A., Teasdale, A., Mailloux, Z., Smith-Roley, S., Blanche, E. I., & Bodison, S. (2008). Collaborative research programs in sensory integration and processing. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly, 31(4), 1-4. Full text

2007

Other Articles

Bodison, S. (2007, September 24). Sensory Integration Special Interest Section update. OT Practice, 12(17), 20. Full text

2006

Journal Articles

Bodison, S. (2006). Sensory integration: It’s not just for children. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly, 29(4), 1-4. Full text

Other Articles

Bodison, S., & Mailloux, Z. (2006). The Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests: Illuminating struggles and strengths in participation at school. OT Practice, 11(7), CE1-CE8. Full text