The Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) capstone project and formal presentation is the final milestone in the doctoral candidate's curriculum. The formal presentation to academic and clinical communities showcases the culmination of an individual capstone project and experience completed by each doctoral candidate that is suitable for dissemination upon graduation.

To learn more about Jefferson's Occupational Therapy Doctorate program, please visit their website.


Submissions from 2021

Redefining Sensory Preferences: Outcomes from a Pilot Design Collaboration for Individuals Living with Intellectual Disabilities to Promote Access, Awareness, and Acceptance in the Community through the Community Sensory Profile (CSP), Christopher Acquafredda

Breaking Barriers: The Role of Occupational Therapy for Individuals Who Are/Have Been Unhoused, Alexa Arnold and Carly Black

Spinal Cord Injury Movement Index (SCI-MI):Development of an Item Pool Amenable to Administration Early after Spinal Cord Injury, Hannah Dalton

Neuroplastic changes as a result of coaching: A narrative review, Giulia Heydeman

Cooking Up Skills for Independent Living: Promoting Engagement through Inclusive Design for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Cynthia Jih

Understanding the Resettlement Experience of Newcomers in Philadelphia: Identification of Meaningful Daily Life Activities – Furthering Image Development and Item Tracking, Zoe Kress and Molly McKim, MA

The Liberating Loneliness Program: An Evidence-Informed Protocol for Addressing Loneliness Among Older Adults in Primary Care, Alissa Laham

Exploring the Impact of Individualized Action Plans on Feelings of Loneliness and Self-Efficacy Among Older Adults in Primary Care, Mary Kate Lyons

“I could really use this”: Learning coaching in a non-traditional fieldwork setting, Alexis Morales and Erin West

Designing a sensory friendly environment to enhance participation in healthcare for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Lady Rios-Vega

Supports and opportunities for neurodiversity inclusive practices at Jefferson, Caitlin Rosica

Usefulness of the NTG-EDSD: Evaluating the Validity of a Screening Tool for Dementia in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Margaret Ryan and Allison Tuso

Wellness Oriented Regulation Toolbox for a Healthier You (WORTHY): An Accessible Tool for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities with a foundation in Inclusive Design, Mishayla Smith

WE-ROOT: Planting Seeds Together to Promote Social Participation and Physical Wellness in Youth with Psychosis, Caitlin Taylor and Sarah Zagorac

Submissions from 2020

Spine Range of Motion Measurement Training Protocol: A Reliability Study, Madelyn Adams

Health Coaching in Context for Caregivers of Youth with SCI: A Feasibility Study, Bernadette Alpajora

Identifying, Implementing, and Measuring Knowledge Translation Strategies through Collaborative Industrial Design and Occupational Therapy Curricula, Michael Patrick Barrett and Sarah McNabb, MEd

Barriers and Facilitators for Neurotechnologies Upper Limb Rehabilitation, Samantha Burke and Cecilia Pivarunas

Utilizing Occupational Therapy Programming to Improve Locus of Control and Employability of Young Adults Who Have Experienced Homelessness, Jennifer Doto and Sonny Misa

Translating an Evidence-based Program for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia: Skills2Care®-Intellectual Disability, Jennifer Hsu

What is Staff Perception on Barriers and Facilitators to Violence Free Living for Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse, Richard Jeffries

Spinal Cord Injury Movement Index (SCI-MI): Fine Motor Domain, Rachel Y. Kim

An Advanced Staff Training Program for Direct Support Providers Caring for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia, Rebecca Langbein

Team Teaching and Professional Development in Higher Education: Educator Perspectives, Courtney Mulligan and Haley Moshier

Evaluating Caregiver Needs and the Feasibility of an Occupational Therapy Consultation Service to Caregivers of People with Dementia in a Geriatrics Ambulatory Clinic, Stefani Samuels

Students Perceptions of Occupational-Therapy Based Coaching in Post-Secondary Education, Gabriella Santos and Erin Harrington

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Increasing Exercise in Older Adults: A Pilot Study, Tarun Sharma

Understanding the Resettlement Experience for Newcomers in Philadelphia: Identification of Meaningful Daily Life Activities, Liza Sherretta and Sarah Weinblatt

Assessment of Fidelity to Health Coaching in Context, Taylor Sivori

Compassion Fatigue and Job Satisfaction Among Domestic Violence Agency Staff, Gabrielle White