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University of Southern California
University of Southern California
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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Svitlana Stremousova MS, MBA, OTR/L

Faculty Mentor: Mary Lawlor ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Research Lab: Sensory Integration, Engagement, and Family Life

Year of Entry: 2022

Svitlana Stremousova

I am a PhD student within the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy under the mentorship of Dr. Mary Lawlor. In my present role, I am involved in supporting research projects examining current understanding of the sensory processing difficulties of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across the lifespan and managing uncertainty in the lives of autistic children, families, and clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

My long-term research interests include investigating the impact of caring for autistic children on family life, with a particular focus on caregiver engagement in their valued occupations. Prior to beginning my PhD studies, I worked clinically as an occupational therapist in early intervention serving suburban and rural communities in central Texas. During this time, I identified a need for increased understanding of caregiver occupations and how they influence outcomes for children, adolescents, young adults, and adults diagnosed with ASD.

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