Seventh Annual Research Conference

Occupations under the Sun: Expand Your Scholarly Horizons
Fort Lauderdale, FL
October 23-25, 2008


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Thursday, October 23rd
2:30 PM

The Challenge of Occupation: Describing the Things People Do

Clare Hocking

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Friday, October 24th
8:30 AM

Somali Women in Maine: Stories of Occupational Adaptation

Roxie M. Black

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

The Validity/Reliability of Occupational Performance Measurement: A Synthesis of Research Using the Validity Generalization Method

Moses N. Ikiugu
Lynne M. Anderson

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Translational Research in Occupational Science: Exploring Mediating Factors in Activity-Based Intervention and Health-Related Outcomes for Older Adults

Jeanne Jackson
Florence Clark

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:10 AM

Experience Sampling Method (ESM) and the Study of Occupation

Jenna C. Yeager
Janet V. DeLany
Sonia Lawson
Mary Beth Merryman

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

Preventive Home Visits for At-risk Older Adults Living in the Community

Malcolm P. Cutchin
Susan Coppola
Vibeke Talley
Judie Svihula

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

Two Old Women: Occupation of Resolving Life Crisis in Old Age

Etsuko Odawara
Mari Sakaue

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

10:10 AM

Lived Experiences of Perpetual Parents of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Susan C. Merrill

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

Living with Difference: Oral Histories of Life and Disability in Kentucky

Anne Shordike
Cheryl Carrico

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

The Role of Material Objects in the Lives of People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Jayne Yatczak

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM

10:50 AM

Occupational Engagment in Adults with Moderate to Severe Developmental Disabilities

Wanda Mahoney

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

The Ritual of Communal Prayer: Value, Meaning and Performance

Mohammad S. Nazzal
Gayle Mersch

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

Transition to a CCRC: The Role of Occupation in the Therapeutic Landscape Process

Malcolm P. Cutchin
Victor W. Marshall
Rebecca M. Aldrich

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM

11:30 AM

Activity Patterns and Occupational Balance: The Transition to College

Stacy Frauwirth
Courtney Harris
Ann Ruderman

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Family Experiences and Health Following the Diagnosis of Autism

Elizabeth DeGrace

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Social and occupational participation in adults with spinal cord injury and the influence of occupational therapy practice on those outcomes

Pollie Price
Kristine Ward
Stephanie Miner

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

A Mixed-Methods Study of Older Adults in a Lifestyle Redesign

Jeanine Blanchard
Florence Clark

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Action Research: A Bridge to Inform Practice

M. Beth Merryman
Karen Goldrich Eskow

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Five Meanings of Occupations in 1917: What has Changed in 90 Years?

Kathlyn L. Reed

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

I'm not an OT, Reflections from an Interdisciplinary Occupational Science Program through the eyes of a Geographer-Come-Occupational Scientist

Suzanne Huot
Silke Dennhardt
Daniel Fok
Debbie Laliberte Rudman

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Occupational Science and Enhancement Technology: A Critical Analysis of Occupational Potential and the Concept of 'Better than Well'

Jess Holguin

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Spiritual Evolution: Unexpected Outcomes of a Complementary Care Class

Johnnie Aven
Emily Schulz

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Transacting Community as a Foundation for Employment

Rebecca M. Aldrich

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Seeking Occupational Justice: Parents of Children with Disabilities

Elizabeth Larson

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Meaning of Teaching in an Inclusive Art Studio: Exploring the Artist's Experience

Abbey Marterella

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

What Is the True Intent of Occupational Science?

Doris Pierce
Clare Hocking
Sheama Krishnagiri
Pollie Price

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2:40 PM

Disparities in Occupational Engagement of Children with Special Needs

Ruth Humphry
Linn Wakeford

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

Occupying a Corner of Suburbia: OS and Anthropological Perspectives on Peace Activists in a Suburb of St. Paul, MN

Karen Sames
Amanda Sames

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM

3:20 PM

Burning Man: Exploration of an Occupation-Focused Intentional Community

Robin L. Stadnyk

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Mothering Taboo Talk

Elizabeth Francis-Connolly

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Occupations of the Mind: Daydreaming in Daily Life

Nancy Bagatell

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM

Saturday, October 25th
9:40 AM

Attributes of Meaningful Occupation in Real-Time

Bonnie L. Kennedy

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

Occupations in a Secure Forensic Environment: The Meaning and Value

Jane Cronin-Davis

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM

The NAPA-OT Special Interest Group Field School: Applying Occupation to Clinical, Social, Educational, and Political Practice in Guatemala

Geyla Frank
Ruth Zemke
Nancie Furgang
Margaret A. Perkinson
Karen F. Barney

9:40 AM - 11:10 AM

10:20 AM

Immigration, culture, and mental health: The story of a Honduran immigrant

Antoine Bailliard

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Writing and the Transformative Self: A Heuristic Inquiry

Kristine Haertl

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

3:00 PM

A Century of Therapeutic Use of the Physical Environment of Occupation to Influence Health

Amy Marshall
Christine Myers
Doris Pierce

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Advocacy Actions by Parents Raising and Child with Special Needs: Is There Occupational Balance?

Andrea B. Sherwin

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Understanding the Global Power of Occupational Performance: A Brief Exploratory study of the Characteristics of Individuals who have Changed the World

Moses N. Ikiugu

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3:40 PM

Exploring Narratives of Daily Life in the Context of Disaster

Dikaios Sakellariou
Nickl Pollard

3:40 PM - 4:10 PM

Social Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers Who are Homeless as Reported by Mothers

Debra Rybski

3:40 PM - 4:10 PM

The Transactional Nature of Occupation: Negotiating Change and Meaning

Kendra Heatwole Shank

3:40 PM - 4:10 PM

4:15 PM

SSO:USA 2008: A Stock Take of Accumulated Insights*with deference to Dr. Clare Hocking

Virginia Dickie
Antoine Bailliard, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abbey Marterella, University of Southern California
Daniel Molke, University of Western Ontario

4:15 PM - 5:45 PM