Amanda Sarafian

Amanda Sarafian, MS, OTR/L

Instructor in Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Occupational Therapy)

E-mail: aje6@cumc.columbia.edu

Education

  • Ed.D. Candidate, Movement Sciences and Education with a specialization in Occupational Therapy, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.S., Occupational Therapy, Columbia University
  • B.A., University of Delaware

Clinical Expertise

  • Occupational therapy practice in early intervention, private practice, hospital, and school-based settings
  • Assessment and interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and medical complexity

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Occupational Therapy with Children I & II
  • Children with Medical Complexity (Elective)

Research Interests

  • Dissertation in progress: Hand-object interaction during daily activities in children diagnosed with bilateral cerebral palsy
  • Development and validation of clinical assessments for children with disabilities
  • Families and children with special healthcare needs
  • Health disparities and access to health services for children and families

Professional Activities

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association
  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • Education Committee member of AACPDM

Awards

  • ASAH Service Provider of the Year for The Children’s Therapy Center (2011)
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center Employee Recognition Program Team Award (1997)

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Research Articles

  • Gutman, S.A., & Falk-Kessler, J.P., Sarafian, A.J., Barbour, P. (in press). Emotional Intelligence Admission Essay Scale: Comparison between Essay and Interview Formats. Annals of International Occupational Therapy.

Abstracts

  • Dimitropoulou, K., & Sarafian, A. (2017). Sensory Processing & Functional Performance in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review. Panel Presentation, 29th European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD), May 17 – 20, 2017, Amsterdam, NL. Journal of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, conference proceedings.

Presentations

  • Lieberman, D., Hunter, E., Grajo, L., Candler, C., Sarafian, A., Cahill, S., Egan, B., Laverdure, P., & Beisbier, S. (2018) (AOTA) Systematic Review on Occupational Therapy for Children and Youth (Age 5-21 Years). AOTA Conference, Short Course #149, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Sarafian, A. & Bejot, L. (2011) Utilizing Horticulture as a Treatment Modality in Pediatric Therapy, NJOTA Conference, Union, NJ.

Comments are closed.

 

Job Posting

Welcome to the Job Posting site. This service is available to you free of charge.

click Here

 

Search for a Job

Welcome to the Job Searching site. This service is available to you free of charge.

click Here

 

Donate

Thank you for choosing to give
to Columbia University

click Here