Innovative Practice Projects
 

Students in the final year of the MOT program undertake Innovative Practice Projects (IPP). IPPs are collaborations between students, faculty, and community practitioners to create and implement an innovative OT project in the community.

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Submissions from 2014

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Bridge to Independence, Aryn Anderson and Rebecca Phillips

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Converge at Pacific University, Michelle Apsley and Maja Kohl Emerson

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What Makes an Interdisciplinary Team Work? A Collection of Informed Ideas, Discussion Prompts, and Other Materials to Promote an Atmosphere of Collaboration, Trust, and Respect, Carrie Bader and Margarete Jaeger

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Building Resilience in an At-Risk Youth Population, Chantelle Bernier, Gracie Mukai, Jaclyn Sinauskas, and Diona Wikum

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Improving Pediatric Occupational Therapy in China, Becky Brandt, Janelle Jones, Erin Kelly, Natalie Schaad, Chelsey Swanson, and Eva Zajac

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After School Equine Program for At-Risk Youth, Nicole Cavender, Dana Loft, Kristin McMillen, and Lindsey Rohde

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From Where I Came, Kevin Daverman, Brielyn Pager, and Linda Hunt

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Occupational Therapy: Implications for substance abuse recovery and the criminal justice system, Ashley Davis and Adam Marlow

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The Effects of Volunteer Participation on People with Cognitive Impairment, Hannah Frankamp, Aliison Grosh, and Linda Hunt

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Establishing a Direction for the Fire and Health Liaison Project, Kelsey Fuller and Nicole Sato

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Promoting Aging In Place Through Community Networks, Kelly Greathouse and Jenni Low

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Nicaragua Project 2013-2014, Anah Gunesch, Kimberly Larsen, Elizabeth Martin, and Kristin Stoker

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Intergenerational Research and Gentog Parkinson’s Program Development, Leah Kresse, Abigail Ritter, and Rachael Baran

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Creating a Model for AntFarm using the PhotoVoice Process, Dana Kriendler

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Occupational Therapy’s Impact: Occupational Exploration and Transitional Youth, Mason Munson and Martha Wegner

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An Innovative Implementation of Occupational Therapy through the ADAPT Advanced Philosophy in Multiple Environments, Danny Pavlovich, Marianne Richter, and Traci Yoshikawa

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Odyssey of the Mind: Increasing Cognitive and Social Participation in Older Adults, Aaron Proctor, Justin Teerlinck, and Brittany Willis

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Interprofessional Diabetes Clinic (IDC): Occupational Therapy for Diabetes in a Community Health Setting, Johanka Stavenik and Colin Westerfield

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PlayAble: An Analysis of the Accessibility of Selected Portland Park Playgrounds and How Universal Design Can Improve the Play Experience of All Children, Doug Varenas, Adair Heinz, and Sarah Dunn

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Developing a Grant Proposal for Research on Adolescent/Adult Sensory Processing in First Episode of Psychosis, Cory Jo Warner and Ellen Mekjavich

A Needs Assessment: Developing a Theatre Workshop using the Converge Model and EASA Members, Danielle J. Williams

Submissions from 2013

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The Successes and Challenges of Program Development, Elizabeth Bair and Man Wa Eva Shing

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Oregon AgrAbility: Promoting Function for Injured Farmers and Ranchers, Elena Durham and Eric Spence

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An Innovative Application of Occupational Therapy Through the ADAPT Training Philosophy, Ryan Farwell and Claire Furlotte

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A Developmental Approach to Work-Readiness, Megan George and Kate Brigden

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Melodic Generations, Amy Gwilliam and Johannah Wong

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Nicaragua Leisure Activities with PALs Modification Levels, Megan Kelly, Dana Erickson, Nicole Randt, and Katie Schumacher

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Building a Foundation for Continued Partnership: Occupational Therapy at Youth Progress, Jennifer Kruse and Michelle Carnegie

Submissions from 2012

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Building a Bridge Between the School of Occupational Therapy and School of Professional Psychology Clinic, Ingrid Borland and Ariel Schiller

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Nicaragua Project, Natalie Butz, Nicolé Wandell, Carla Syron, and Emily Hess

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Chronic Pain and Occupational Therapy: A Proposal to Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, Victoria Eaton

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Building a Conceptual Practice Model for AntFarm, Jenna N. Gordon and Nicole A. Rambeau

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A Wilder OT: Fun, Safety, & Adventure at Kiwanis Camp, Tyler Joy and David Huffman

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Enhancing Care of Children with Disabilities in China, Mackenzie Schack, Kristia Halverson, Elizabeth Chau, and Esje Woolfe

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Stone Soup Group, Catherine Steele and Jaime Yoshino

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Oregon AgrAbility: Providing Solutions to the Agricultural Community, Jill Valenti and Cindi Johnson

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A Toolkit for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia, Reece Vernon, Amy Roth, and Emily Secter

Submissions from 2011

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Early Assessment & Support Alliance: Mentorship and Peer Support, Erica Bartleson and Bonnie Slauterbeck

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Improving the potential of children with disabilities at a Chinese orphanage, Ashley Culver and Mandy Littlewood

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Occupation Participation Sort: Adolescent and Young Adult, Julie Ediger and Katie O'Day

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Kiwanis Camp: Building a Future for OT at Camp, Erin Forgeron and Liberty Jackson

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Miller Education Center West (MECW) Life Skills Gardening: From Inception to Sustainability, Kamanu Hackett and Amanda Fink

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AntFarm Works Skills Curriculum, Marisa Hurley and Dana Sandford

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Safely Avoiding Falls Everyday (SAFE), Summer Ireland and Christy Running

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Oregon AgrAbility: Supporting advancement and sustainability through program development, Brandon Johnson, Stefanie Fendrick, and Jill Peacock

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Nicaragua Project, Alicia Van Nice, Anna Potter, Dona Johnson, and Pamela Hursey-King

Submissions from 2010

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Nicaragua Project, Kelly Ableman, Kelly Perez, Emily Piper, and Alys Tamulinas

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Miller Education Center East Garden Project, Katie Bailey and Krissy Anderson

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Home Safety and Caregiver Support to a Community Organization:, Ashley Becker and Melanie Hall

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Self Affirmations: An Occupational Therapy Group Exploring Identity and Social Skills Acquisition with Young Adults with First-Episode Psychosis, Lacey Bradford and Chelsea Chamizo

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A Driving Evaluation Program for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury, Sarah Buchanan and Kiley Wall

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Project SustAIn: Sustainable Agriculture Initiative, Heather Eoff and Jennifer Potts

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Oregon AgrAbility: Developing Infrastructure for a Statewide Agricultural Assistance Project, Shari Juhasz and Elizabeth Scanlon

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Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, Elisabeth McClure and Paloma French

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Initiating an Ergonomics Program at Pacific University, Margaret Nuesca and Karen Traicoff

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Chronic Pain Program Development: Old Town Clinic, Central City Concern, Jennifer Theusch and Jessica Gonzales

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Forward Stride, Morgan Williams and Rachel Gligorea