Students in the Entry-level Master’s Program engage in research design, data collection, data analysis, and research study reporting throughout the curriculum. Students have the opportunity to be mentored by faculty and participate as research assistants in faculty-driven research studies. Many faculty-student collaborations have resulted in publications and national and state conference presentations. Below is an example of recent scholarship derived from faculty-student research projects.
Byrne, P., Raphael, E. I., & Coleman-Wilson, A. (2010). Art as a transformative
occupation. OT Practice, 15(5), 13-17.
Gillen, G., Nilsen, D. M., Attridge, J., Banakos, E., Morgan, M., Winterbottom, L. & York, W. (in press). Effectiveness of interventions to improve occupational performance for those with cognitive impairments after stroke. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Gillen, G., Nilsen, D. M., Attridge, J., Banakos, E., Morgan, M., Winterbottom, L. & York, W. (2014). What is the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions to improve occupational performance for those with cognitive impairments after stroke? [Critically Appraised Topic]. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence-Based Practice Project. Available online at http://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Secure/Practice/CCL/Stroke/Stroke-CAT-2-Cognition.ashx
Gutman, S. A., Raphael-Greenfield, E. I., Kerr, L., Siedlitz, E., & Wang, C. (2014). Using motor-based role-play to enhance social skills in a nonverbal adolescent with HFA: A case report. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 30, 1-14. doi:10.1080/0164212X.2014.878235
Gutman, S. A., Raphael-Greenfield, E. I., Carlson, N., Friedman, R., & Iger, A. (2012). Enhancing social skills in adolescents with HFA using motor-based role-play and a canine animal assistant: A pilot study. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1(1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ojot/vol1/iss1/4
Gutman, S. A., Raphael, E. I., Ceder, L. M., Kahn, A., Timp, K. M., & Salvant, S. (2010). The effect of a motor based, social skill intervention for adolescents with high functioning autism: Two single subject design cases. Occupational Therapy International, 17(4), 188-197. doi: 10.1002/oti.300
Raphael-Greenfield, E., Shteyler, A., Silva, M. R., Caine, P. G., Soo, S., Rotonda, E. C., et al. (2011, September). Hard-wired for groups: Students and clients in the classroom and clinic. Mental Health Special Interest Section Quarterly, 34(3), 1–4.