Eighth Annual Research Conference

Colorful Views of Research Methods in the Northeast
New Haven, CT
October 14-16, 2009

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2009
Wednesday, October 14th
7:00 PM

Beyond Picky Eating: The Occupational Impact of Autism on the Mealtime Experience of Mothers of Pre-Schoolers with an Autism Diagnosis and Feeding Difficulties

Kimberly Wilkinson PhD, OTR/L, University of Southern California

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Capturing the Subjective Experience of Daily Life: A Developing Assessment

Karen Atler MS, OTR, Colorado State University
Darci Athey BS, OTS, Colorado State University

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Co-occupation Versus Supportive Social Environment

Wanda Mahoney PhD, OTR/L, Chicago State University

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Medicalized Mothering: Emergence through Mothering a Child with a Gastrostomy Tube

Karla Ausderau PhD, OTR/L, University of Southern California

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Occupational Analysis of a Sabbatical

S. Maggie Reitz PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Towson University

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Occupational Patterns in the Freshman Year of College

Stacy Frauwirth PhD(c), OTR/L,, Dominican University of California
Lauren Armstrong OTS, Dominican University of California

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Occupational Place in Therapy: Limits to Sharing

Etsuko Odawara PhD, OTR (Japan), Seirei Christopher University, Japan

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Occupational Therapy Practice Informed by Occupational Science: Gerontological Application in the Guatemalan NAPA-OT Field School

Karen F. Barney PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA,, Saint Louis University
Margaret A. Perkinson PhD, Saint Louis University

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Perceptions of Students with Disabilities of Supports and Barriers to Successful Transitions from High School to College

Elizabeth Miller OSS, Eastern Kentucky University
Doris Pierce PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Eastern Kentucky University

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Roles Changes Due to Displacement Secondary to Hurricane Katrina: A Collective Case Study

Theresa Marie Smith PhD, OTR, CLVT, Texas Woman's University
Courtney Hesseler OTS, Texas Woman's University

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Skateboarding Subculture: The Occupation of Skateboarding Related To Sensation-Seeking and Injury

Christine Haines MA, Texas Woman's University
Theresa Marie Smith PhD, OTR, CLVT, Texas Woman's University
Mary F. Baxter PhD, LOT, Texas Woman's University

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Social and Occupational Participation of Adults Living in the Community Post Spinal Cord Injury: Occupational Therapy’s Role

Stephanie Miner Stephenson BS, OTS, University of Utah
Pollie Price PhD, OTR/L, University of Utah
Lesha Krantz BS, OTS, University of Utah
Christina Papadimitriou PhD, Northern Illinois University

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Activity Setting of Home Treatment Program: Understanding the Challenges of Successfully Embedding Home Treatment Programs in Ecocultural Niches

Ruth Segal PhD, OTR, Seton Hall University

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Occupation of City-Walking: Crossing the Invisible Line

Charlotte Royeen PhD, OT, FAOTA, Saint Louis University
Teresa Cassini OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Karen Barney PhD, OTR/L, Saint Louis University
Matin Royeen, Consultant

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Using Computer Assisted Qualitative Research Software in Occupational Science Research: A Comparison of Four Software Packages

Julie Baltisberger MS, OTR/L, Eastern Kentucky University

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Volunteering: An Essential Component of Social Participation for People with Disabilities

C. Douglas Simmons PhD, OTR/L, University of New Hampshire
Elizabeth Blesedell Crepeau PhD, OT, FAOTA, University of New Hampshire

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program

Ellen Greer PhD, New York Institute of Technology

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thursday, October 15th
10:45 AM

A Phenomenological Study of the Occupational Choices of Adult Children of Alcoholics

Emily L. Vaugt OTS, Eastern Kentucky University
Peggy Wittman PhD, Eastern Kentucky University

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Effectiveness of Lifestyle Redesign® in the Context of Real World Conditions

Jeanne Jackson PhD, FAOTA, University of Southern California
Florence Clark PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, University of Southern California

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Occupation and Well Being: A Study of the Everyday Experiences of Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Cognitive Loss

Jayne Yatczak MS, OTR, Wayne State University

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Occupational and Idleness: Which is the Egg and Which is the Chicken?

Kathlyn L. Reed PhD, OTR, MLIS, FAOTA, Texas Woman's University

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

On the Nature of the Concept ‘Life Balance’ Among a Working Population

Petra Wagman BSc, OTR, Jönköping University, Sweden
Anita Björklund PhD, Jönköping University, Sweden
Carita Håkansson PhD, OT Reg, Jönköping University, Sweden
Torbjörn Falkmer PhD, OT Reg, Jönköping University, Sweden; Curtin University, Perth, Australia; and Linköping University, Sweden

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

“Pursuing Balance”: Experiences of Occupational Adaptation in Women with Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

Laura Gibbs MSc, University of Ottawa
Lisa Klinger MSc, OT, University of Western Ontario
Anthony Vandervoort PhD, University of Western Ontario
Jan Polgar PhD, OTR, University of Western Ontario

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

2:00 PM

Chronic Disease at the Age of Invincibility: The Influence of Diabetes on Participation in the Occupations of Young Adulthood

Beth Pyatak MA, OTR/L, University of Southern California
Florence A. Clark PhD, OTRL, FAOTA, University of Southern California

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Developing Occupational Science Informed Quality of Life Interventions to Address Head and Neck Cancer Survivors and Caregiver Concerns

Karen F. Barney PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA,, Saint Louis University

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Lost in Transition: An Interdisciplinary, Statewide, Mixed Methods Description of Institutionalized Injustice to Youth at Risk

Doris Pierce PhD, OTR/L, Eastern Kentucky University
Ronnie Nolan EdD, Eastern Kentucky University
Amy Marshall MS, OTR/L, Eastern Kentucky University
Elaine Fehringer MA, OTR/L, Eastern Kentucky University

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Occupation Emerges in the Process of Therapy

Pollie Price PhD, OTR/L, University of Utah
Stephanie Miner Stephenson BS, University of Utah

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Preschoolers’ Engagement in Occupations: Multiple Case Studies of Preschool Communities

Emily Furgang MOT, OTR/L, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Emily Reid MOT, OTR, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Ruth Humphry Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Reflection in Dialogue: A Participatory Research Method to Engage Persons with

Lynn Shaw PhD, University of Western Ontario
Crystal Arnold MSc, University of Western Ontario

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Social Participation and the Building of Community in a Virtual Context

Sheama Krishnagiri PhD, OTR/L, Nova Southeastern University

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Social Participation Patterns and Preferences of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Lisa Crabtree PhD, OTR/L, Towson University
Janet Delany EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Towson University
Rachelle Dorne EdD, OTR/L, Nova Southeastern University
Sandee Dunbar DPA, OTR/L, Nova Southeastern University

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Throwing Breaches for Social Participation: The Embodied Pleasures of Rhythm and Its Disruption for a Healing of Belonging for Children with Autism in a Sensory Integration-Based Clinic

Melissa Park PhD, OTR/L, Karolinska Institutet

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3:45 PM

A Q-methodology Study to Establish the Perceptions of Quality of Life of Individuals with Neurological Conditions

Susan Corr PhD, University of Northampton
Alex Palombi, University of Northampton

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Auto Ethnography and Occupational Science

Linda H. Wilson PhD, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Benefits of a Sequential Mixed Model Design to Understand the Impact of Driving Cessation on Seniors’ Occupational Participation

Catherine N. Sullivan PhD, OTR/L, Saint Catherine University

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Critical Ethnography: ‘Doing’ Research on Occupation

Suzanne Huot PhD, University of Western Ontario
Debbie Laliberte Rudman PhD, OT Reg., University of Western Ontario
Lilian Magalhaes PhD, OT Reg., University of Western Ontario

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Eudamonia and Occupational Science

Charlotte Royeen PhD, OT, FAOTA, Saint Louis University

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Playing with Words: The Active Role of Language in Everyday Occupations

Sook-Lei Liew MA, University of Southern California
Lisa Aziz-Zadeh PhD, University of Southern California

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Revisiting Role Theory in Occupational Science

Aaron Bonsall MSOT, University of Southern California

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

The Church Supper: An Ethnographic Study

Elisabeth Blesedell Crepeau PhD, OT, FAOTA, University of New Hampshire

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Using a Transactional Approach to Address Occupational Injustices of Nursing Facility Institutions

Thomas J. Mernar PhD, OTR, Seton Hall University

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Friday, October 16th
9:30 AM

Discouraged Workers' Daily Occupations: Applying a Framework of Transaction to Research a Marginalized Population

Rebecca M. Aldrich MA, OTR/L, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

FORUM: Contexts of Participation: The Critical Thinking Tool

Rayya Ghul, Canterbury Christ Church University
Ian Marsh, Canterbury Christ Church University

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Occupational Meanings Matter: A Mixed Method Study Examining Differences in Meaning Making and Well-Being when Caregiving for a Child with a Disability

Elizabeth Larson PhD, OTR, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Parents Raising Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Perspectives on Advocacy and Occupational Balance

Andrea B. Sherwin PhD, OTR/L, Towson University

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Impact of World War II on Occupational Opportunity and Choice

Sandra Hobson MAEd, OT Reg.(Ont.), University of Western Ontario

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Well-Being from an Occupational Perspective: Testing a Conceptual Model Using SEM

Dana Anaby PhD, OT, University of British Columbia
Tal Jarus PhD, OT(c), University of British Columbia

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Work and Recovery: A Study of Meaning

M. Beth Merryman PhD, OTR/L, Towson University
Chava Sheffield MS, OTR/L, Howard County Office on Aging

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

3:30 PM

Creativity: Exploring the Possibilities

Mary F. Baxter PhD, LOT, Texas Woman's University
Tina Fletcher MA, MFA, OTR, Texas Woman's University

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dewey’s Transactional Perspective: Application to Theory, Research, and Interventions

Rebecca M. Aldrich MA, OTR/L, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Malcolm P. Cutchin PhD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Ruth Humphry PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Kendra Heatwole Shank MS, OTR/L, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Dog PAWS - Tools for Exploring the Relationship Between Dog-Walking and Engagement in Physical Activity

Amanda C. Foran MS OTR/L, University of Southern California
S. Maggie Reitz PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Towson University

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Framework Analysis: A Helpful Link Between Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy?

Catherine N. Sullivan PhD, OTR/L, Saint Catherine University

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Occupational Justice Informed by Service Learning in Undergraduate Occupational Science Students

Debra Rybski MS, MSHCA, OTR/L, Saint Louis University
Peggy Gettemeier MPH, COTA/L, Saint Louis University
Katie Serfas OTD, OTR/L, Saint Louis University

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Play in Nature: Implications for Occupational Science

Amanda C. Foran MS OTR/L, University of Southern California

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Towards a Taxonomy of Occupations

Linda H. Wilson PhD, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand
James Sunderland BOccTher, PGDip OccTher, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM