Early intervention, 0-3 years
Early identification of developmental delay
Dr. Hoyt’s research focuses on identifying methods to screen children with sickle cell disease for developmental delays and developing a referral program to early intervention. With improved methods for early identification, more children can be referred to, and take advantage of, beneficial therapeutic interventions during critical years of neural development.
Case-Based Learning, guest lecturer (current); previous: Spanish for Healthcare Workers. In addition, Dr. Hoyt is a research mentor for graduate students in occupational therapy.
2019-2021: postdoctoral fellow, Washington University School of Medicine
2019: PhD in Rehabilitation and Participation Science, Washington University in St. Louis
2010: Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Washington University School of Medicine, Program in Occupational Therapy
2007: BS in natural and social science with a secondary emphasis in Spanish, Juniata College
Hoyt, C.R., Sherman, S.K., Brown, S.K., Miller, R.L, Van, A.N., Ortega, M., Nguyen, A.L., Newbold, D.J., Shimony, J.S., Schlaggar, B.L., Dosenbach, N.U.F. Towards a more comprehensive assessment of school age children with Cerebral Palsy. Rehabilitation Process and Outcome. (in press).
Laumann, T.O. Ortega, M., Hoyt, C.R., Siegel, J., Seider, N., Hampton, J.M., Dierker, D.L., Coalson, R.S., Adeyemo, B., Gilmore, A.W., Nelson, S.M., Shimony, J.S., Greene, D.J., Gordon, E.M., Petersen, S.E., Schlaggar, B.L., Snyder, A.Z., Dosenbach, N.U.F. (2021). Brain network reorganization supports typical development following extensive bilateral perinatal strokes. The Lancet Neurology, 20(4). doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(21)00062-4.
Wilson, S., Hunter-Bennett, C., Smith, C.R. & Hoyt, C.R. (2020). Occupational Therapy’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Document. (74). doi: 10.5014/ajot.2020.74S3002
Hoyt, C. R., L’Hotta, A. J., Bauer, A., Chang, C.H., Varughese, T.E., Abel, R., & King, A. A. (2021). Activity engagement among Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities: Rasch analysis of the Infant Toddler Activity Card Sort (ITACS). Journal of Patient Reported Outcomes, 5(14). doi: 10.1186/s41687-021-00287-0
L’Hotta, A. J., Hoyt, C. R., Lindsey, T., Abel, R., Chang, C.-H., & King, A. A. (2020). Validation of the fine motor subtest of the Bayley-III with children with SCD using Rasch analysis. Child Health, Care and Development.1-9. doi: 10.1111/cch.12795
Varughese, T., Hoyt, C.R., Ikemenogo, P., Howdeshell, S., L’Hotta, A., Housten, A., Abel, R., King, A.A. (2020). Stress, anxiety and depression in parents of children with sickle cell disease. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 45(5), 521-539. doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsaa016
Hoyt, C.R., Brown, S.K., Sherman, S.K., Wood-Smith, M., Van, A.N., Ortega, M., Nguyen, A., Lang, C.E., Schlaggar, B.L., Dosenbach, N.U.F. (2020). Using accelerometry for measurement of motor behavior in children: Relationship of real-world movement to standardized evaluation. Research in Developmental Disabilities, (96). doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2019.103546
Hoyt, C.R., Fernandez J.D., Varughese, T.E., Grandgeorge, E., Manis, H.E., O’Connor, K.E., Chuck, A., Fisher, L.C., Abel, R. & King, A.A. (2020). Development of the Infant Toddler Activity Card Sort (ITACS). OTJR: Occupational Therapy Journal of Rehabilitation, 1-6. doi:10.1177/1539449219852030
Hoyt, C.R, Van, A.N., Ortega, M., Koller, J., Everett, E., Nguyen, A., Lang, C., Schlaggar, B., Dosenbach, N.U.F. (2019). Detection of pediatric upper extremity motor activity and deficits with accelerometry. JAMA Netw Open, 2(4): e192970. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.2970
Fields, M.E., Hoyt Drazen, C., Abel, R., Rodeghier, M.J., Yarboi, J.M., Compas, B.E. & King, A.A. (2016). A pilot study of parent education intervention improves early childhood development among toddlers with sickle cell disease. Pediatric blood & cancer, 63(12), 2131-2138.
Drazen, C. H., Abel, R., Gabir, M., Farmer, G., & King, A. A. (2015). Prevalence of developmental delay and contributing factors among children with sickle cell disease. Pediatric blood & cancer, 63(3), 504-510.
Drazen, C.H., Abel, R., Lindsey, T. & King, A.A. (2014). Development and feasibility of a home-based education model for families of children with sickle cell disease. BMC Public Health, 14(1):116.
Full list of peer reviewed publications available at: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3398-9439
Hoyt, C.R. Sickle Cell Disease. In Conditions in Occupational Therapy. Wolters Kluwer, Hagerstown, MD. In press.
Kringle, E.A., Hoyt, C.R., Caldwell, A., Swartz, J. Obtaining Funding for Your Research: Writing Your First Grant Proposal. In Kielhofner’s Research in Occupational Therapy. F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA. In preparation.
Connor, L.T., Taff, S. D., Millsap, M., Hoyt, C.R., Housten, A.J., Harris, K.M., Pearson, A.C. (2021). Fostering dialogue on diversity, equity and inclusion through open space technology meetings. OT Practice, May 2021.
Kringle, E.A. & Hoyt, C.R. (2020). Establishing peer mentorship relationships for successful transition to research careers. OT Practice, May 2020, 26-27.
Hoyt Drazen, C., Housten, A. & Van Voorhis, A. (2016). Career development: Securing a seat at the table. OT Practice, 21(4), 19-20.
Wilson, S., Anvarizadeh, A., Hoyt-Drazen, C., Holland, D., Kwebetchou, N., Reyes-Smith, C., & Skowronkski, J. (2015). Diversity in the workforce: Perspectives from emerging leaders. OT Practice, 20(21), 19-21.
Reyes-Smith, C., Hoyt Drazen, C. & Toth-Cohen, S. (2014). No hablo íngles: Working with non-English speaking clients. OT Practice, 19(22), 8-12.
Taff, S. & Hoyt, C. (2012). Going global in Guatemala: Supporting emerging occupational therapy practice in developing nations. OT Practice, 17 (21), 14-19.
Hoyt, C. (2011). Branching out: Occupational therapy for children with sickle cell disease. OT Practice, 16(14), 24-25.
2019: Leadership credential, Washington University in St. Louis
2018: Student Travel Scholarship Award, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)
2017, 2019: Poster selected for oral presentation, top 8, American Occupational Therapy Association
2017: Service commendation, Washington University in St. Louis, Graduate School
2017-2018: Chancellor Search Committee, Graduate Student Representative
2017-2018: Board of Trustees, Graduate Student Representative
2016, 2017,2019: Service commendation, American Occupational Therapy Association
2015: Invited participant: 2025 Visioning Meeting, American Occupational Therapy Association
2015: Contributing author, Distinct Value Committee: Children & Youth, American Occupational Therapy Association
2012: Emerging Leaders Development Program, American Occupational Therapy Association
2008-Present: Member of Pi Theta Epsilon, honor society for occupational therapy students and alumni
Hoyt, Catherine, PhD, OTD, OTR/L
Instructor in Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Pediatrics
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