Technology Integration and Participation

Dr. Hawkins-Chernof mentors students interested in Technology Integration and Participation. Some of Dr. Hawkins- Chernof’s scholarly work may be in collaboration with the Innovations in Education mentors. She studies improving participation for people with disabilities using assistive technology tools, integration of technology in a variety of practice settings and effectiveness of technology tools. One area of focus is on the implementation of iPads in the classroom.

General Description of Student Activities

Students will participate in literature reviews, project development, data collection and data analysis. Students are expected to create a manuscript for publication and present research findings locally, regionally or nationally. Students need to have basic technology skills including iPad and computer software.

Examples of Projects

  • Case studies on effectiveness of AT in the school setting
  • Creation of rubric to assist AT users and OTs in selection of the best iPad apps
  • Effectiveness of integration of iPads into classroom instruction


Betsy Hawkins-Chernoff, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Phone: (314) 273-3243
Fax: (314) 286-1601

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