Program Faculty, Alumni and Students to Present at WFOT in Yokahama, Japan

The 16th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) will be held in collaboration with the 48th Japanese Occupational Therapy Congress and Expo in Yokohama, Japan on June 18-21, 2014. The theme of the Congress is 'Sharing Traditions, Creating Futures.' The Congress, held once every four years, highlights not only the activities of WFOT, but its representation of the profession to other professions, governments and international organizations like the United Nations, the World Bank and the World Health Organization.

The Program in Occupational Therapy is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of the four-day event. Faculty, alumni and students presenting during the Congress include:

June 17, 2014 (Pre-Congress Workshop)

Session Category: Half Day Workshop
Session Title: Performance Based Assessment of Executive Function: Identification Cognitive Deficits Affecting Occupational Performance
Organizer: Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, PhD, presenting with Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, and Alex Dromerick, MD

June 18, 2014

Session Category: Innovation & Challenges 1-2
Session Theme:
Aspects of Assistive Technology

Presentation Title: Internet Virtual Reality Games as therapeutic intervention for Children with Autism
Author: Chaya Zingerevich, OTD

Session Category: Innovation & Challenges 1-4
Session Theme:
Development of Assessment Tools 3

Presentation Title: Schultz Lifestyle Profile Series Instrument: Psychometric Properties and Relationship with Activity Participation
Author: Lisa Tabor Connor, PhD

Session Category: Community & Participation 6
Session Theme:
Activity Participation Support in Community 4

Presentation Title: Assessing participation during transition to young adulthood: The Adolescent and Young Adult Participation Sort (AYAPS)
Author: Christine Berg, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Session Category: Community & Participation 6
Session Theme:
Cultural Diversity & Participation Support

Presentation Title: Subjectivity in Groups of People with Disabilities: Exploring the Subjection/Agency Duality and the Vision of the Disabilities from the own Living Experience
Author: Juan Pablo Saa, OTD/S ‘15

June 19, 2014

Session Category: Children 2-4
Session Theme:
Children & Occupation I

Presentation Title: Occupational therapy and circus: Promoting self-efficacy and participation in children who are deaf and hard of hearing
Author: Keland Scher, OTD ‘13

Session Category: Disaster 2-1
Session Theme:
Disaster 1

Presentation Title: Making Resilience a Reality
Author: Kit Sinclair, OT ‘67, PhD, OTR, FWOT, FAOTA

Session Category: Elderly 2-1
Session Theme:  
Community-based Practice 2

Presentation Title: The Special Health Needs of Aging Farmers: Occupational Therapy Interventions
Author: Mary Hildebrand, OTD ‘07

Session Category: Innovations & Challenges 2-1
Session Theme:  
Challenges for Occupational Therapists I

Presentation Title: Cognition: A Central Issue Requiring Occupational Therapists’ Attention
Author: Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR, FAOTA

June 20, 2014

Session Category: Physical Disabilities 3-7
Session Theme:
Physical Dysfunction & Occupation 2

Presentation Title: Helping Women with Obstetric Fistula Re-Discover Their Occupations: The Role of Occupational Therapy
Author: Cambey Mikush, OTD ‘13, OTR/L

Session Category: Theory 3-1
Session Theme: Theoretical OT Practice
Presentation Title: Impact of using the Model of Human Occupation: a survey of occupational therapy mental health practitioners' perceptions.
Author: Jenica Lee, OTD ’04, OTR/L

Session Category: Education 3-9
Session Theme: OT Education in the World 3
Presentation Title: Innovations, Challenges and Collaboration for Building OT Education in Malawi
Author: Alice Shipman and Erin Sanborn, OTD '13

June 21, 2014

Poster: GP-15-2
Category: Elderly
Lead Author: Stacy Smallfield, PhD, MSOT ‘96
Poster Title: Evidence-Based Interventions to address Reading, Leisure, and Social Participation for Older Adults Living with Vision Loss

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