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FACULTY AND STUDENT PUBLICATIONS AND RESEARCH

Ruth Ramsey, 2009-2014

Publications

    1. Ramsey, R, & Swarbrick, M. ( 2013) Occupational therapy for people with serious mental illness, In Schell, B., Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy, 12th ed. 
    2. Riker, M., Stires, G., & Ramsey, R.( 2012). Computer-Assisted Cognitive Remediation. Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners, 28(3), 26.
    3. Ramsey, R, (2012) Community-based mental health services. In Scaffa, M.( Ed.), Occupational therapy in community-based practice settings, 2nd ed. ( pp xx-xx). Philadelphia, F.A.Davis.
    4. Garcia, A., Marciniak, D., McCune, L., & Ramsey, R. (2011). Promoting fall self-efficacy and fall risk awareness in older adults. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 30(2), 165-175
    5. Ramsey, R (2011). Voices of community-practicing occupational therapists: an exploratory study.Occupational Therapy in Healthcare, 25, (2/3), 140-149.
    6. Ramsey, R. Visiting my father. OT Practice, October 12, 2009, 32.
    7. Ramsey, R. ( 2008). Making marmalade. OT Practice, September, 8, 2008, 44.
    8. Ramsey, R (2006).Occupational therapy without borders: Learning from the spirit of survivors: [book review].Occupational Therapy and Health Care, 20 (2), 99-101.
    9. Ramsey. R. (2004). Psychosocial aspects of occupational therapy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 58 (6), 669-672.

Presentations

      1. Peer Mentoring in Health Professions Education: A Pilot Study, 2013 AOTA Annual Conference
      2. Establishing a Center for Healthy Aging using a Logic Model approach, AOTA, 2013, Annual Conference
      3. Understanding and Preventing Falls: Perspectives of First Responders and Older Adults (with students), 2013, OTAC Conference
      4. Developing a Website to Promote Healthy Aging (student poster) 2013, OTAC Annual Conference
      5. Decreasing Fall Risk in Adults with Serious Mental Illness (student poster), 2013, OTAC Annual Conference 
      6. Designing and Implementing a Clinical Travel Immersion Experience for Health Professions Students: Sweden, AOTA 2013 Annual Conference.
      7. Healthy Seniors: Part Two: Evaluation and Recommendations, OTAC 2012  Annual Conference
      8. Healthy Seniors Part One: Design and Development, OTAC 2011 Annual Conference
      9. Developing and Delivering Professional Presentations (Invited Educational Presentation). 2011, Buckelew Services Staff, Marin County, CA.
      10. Older Driver Safety (Invited Educational Presentation) 2010, The Redwoods Senior Living Facility, Mill Valley, California.
      11. Strong and Stable: Promoting Health and Preventing Falls in Older Adults. American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 2009 Annual Conference.
      12. Older Drivers' Adaptations to Aging. Co-presented with Karen Wilhoite and Robin O’Connor, C. American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 2009 Annual Conference.


    Dr. Kitsum Li, 2012-2014

    Publications

    In Peer-reviewed journals: 

      1. Li, K., Murai, N., & Chi, S. (2013). Clinical reasoning in the use of slings for patients with shoulder subluxation after stroke: A glimpse of the practice phenomenon in California OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health, 33(4), 228-235
      2. Li, K., Robertson, J., Ramos, J., & Gella, S. (2013). Computer-based cognitive retraining for adults with chronic acquired brain injury: A pilot study. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 27(4), 333-344

    Critically Appraised Papers: 

      1. Fok, J., Landau, S., Bellah L., & Li, K. (Under Review). Does cognitive treatment for illness perceptions increase patient-specific physical activity levels of patients with chronic low back pain when compared to no intervention? [Critically Appraised paper] Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence-Based Practice Project (In press)
      2. Sequeira, A., Szoboszlay, E., Welderufael, M., & Li, K. (2013). For patients with acute cerebral vascular accident (CVA), is virtual reality gaming more effective than standard recreational therapy for the improvement of hand function? [Critically Appraised Paper]. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence-Based Practice Project. (In press)
      3. Li, K., Dodge, E., Mendoza, F., Orgill, T. Does dance-based therapy improve balance and mobility in older adults? [Critically Appraised paper] Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence-Based Practice Project (In press) 
      4. Aloson, J., Witham, B., McIntosh, C., & Li, K. (2013). Does fall risk education tailored by motivation increase fall risk identification and fall prevention behaviors in community-dwelling older adults when compared to fall risk education tailored by authenticity? [Critically Appraised paper] Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence-Based Practice Project. http://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/Practice/EvidenceExchange/Approved-CAPs/PA/Schepens.ashx
      5. Li, K., Brown, E., Shragg, A., & Vazquez, J. For younger patients with stroke, does rehabilitation in the home, compared to rehabilitation in the day clinic, improve early level of activity participation? [Critically Appraised paper] Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence-Based Practice Project. http://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Practice/EvidenceExchange/Approved-CAPs/RDP/Björkdahl.pdf
      6. Li, K., Calub, S.J., Carlson, M., & Fernandez, M. (2013). For community dwelling older adults with functional limitations, does an occupational therapy home modification intervention program, which includes the provision of adaptive equipment and/or architectural renovations to the home, help to improve occupational performance and satisfaction with the ability to perform everyday activities? [Critically Appraised paper] Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence-Based Practice Project. http://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Practice/EvidenceExchange/Approved-CAPs/PA/Stark-Li-5-14.pdf
      7. Li, K., Carzon, V., Engelhardt, M., & Woods, A. (2013). Do low vision intervention, including prescription and training in the use of low vision devices, such as magnifiers, telescopes, selective transmission lenses, electronic devices, and computers enhance older adults’ vision in reading standard labels on medication bottles? [Critically Appraised paper] Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence-Based Practice Project.  http://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/Practice/EvidenceExchange/Approved-CAPs/RDP/Markowitz.ashx
      8. Li, K., McIntyre, C., Okun, R., & Zamora, J. (2013). Are physical, cognitive, and perceptual exercises effective at improving abilities associated with driving (such as behavioral speed, visual attention, psychomotor performance, speed of perception, and executive functioning) in older adults in comparison to a control group of older adults who are not participating in an exercise group?  [Critically Appraised paper] Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence-Based Practice Project.  http://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/Practice/EvidenceExchange/Approved-CAPs/PA/Marmeleira-Li.pdf 

    Presentations

      1. A Matter of Balance. (Poster Presentation) Presenters: Kitsum Li, Adrienne Angeles, Leslie Hollaway, & Tiffany Lau, Victoria Reyes,
        2014 Program for Older Adults.
      2. The Fall Risk Evaluation Tool (FRET). (Poster Presentation) Presenters: Kitsum Li, Mikaela Conlon, Irene Leung, Desiree Shaver, & Melanie Shea, 2014.
      3. The Bridge/Adapt Program: A Systematic Cognitive Rehabilitation Curriculum. (Poster Presentation) Presenters: Kitsum Li, Amy Bennett, Julie Bergen, Abigail Lafrenz & Natalie Repin, 2014.   
      4. Participants’ Perceptions of Factors in Preventing Falls. Presenters: Kitsum Li, Rajvinder Bains, Jaclyn Fok, Nadine Marcelo & Tamara Vileshina, 2014.
      5. Teaching care of a stroke patient to international students through simulated inter-professional care and electronic documentation.   (Podium presentation) Presenters: Margaret Fink, Barbara McCamish, Kitsum Li & Adrienne Opet --2013 Magic in Teaching Annual Conference, November 2013.
      6. A transformative experience for occupational therapy students in a simulation learning environment. (Poster presentation) Presenters: Kitsum Li & Barbara McCamish – 2013 Magic in Teaching Annual Conference, November 2013.
      7. Skill generalization in individuals with acquired brain injury. (Poster presentation) Presenters: Kitsum Li, Jonathan Alonso, Nisha Chadha & Jennifer Pulido -- Occupational Therapy Association of California 2013 Annual, October 2013.
      8. Comparing contrast baths to cryotherapy in reducing edema. (Poster presentation). Presenters: Kitsum Li, Elizabeth Brown & Brittany Phipps -- Occupational Therapy Association of California 2013 Annual Conference October, 2013.
      9. Fall risk evaluation tool for acquired brain injury. Poster presentation) Presenters: Kitsum Li, Tanya Marshall, Amanda Woods & Josue Zamora -- Occupational Therapy Association of California 2013 Annual Conference October, 2013. 
      10. Inventory of evidence-based health and wellness assessments. (Poster presentation) Presenters: Kitsum Li, Elliott Brent & Matthew Carlson-- Occupational Therapy Association of California 2013 Annual October, 2013. 
      11. The Integration of evidence and the Practice Framework in a home-based fall prevention program. 2013 American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, April 2013.
      12. The Integration of evidence and the Practice Framework in a home-based fall prevention program. American Occupational Therapy Association 2013 Annual Conference.
      13. Teaching care of a stroke patient to international students through simulated inter-professional care and electronic documentation. Magic in Teaching 2013 Annual Conference, co-presenter.
      14. A transformative experience for occupational therapy students in a simulation learning environment. (Poster presentation) Magic in Teaching 2013 Annual Conference, co-presenter.
      15. Integrating evidences and practice framework in fall prevention. Occupational Therapy California Association (OTAC) 2012 Spring Symposium Conference.
      16. Fall Risk Evaluation Tool for Traumatic Brain Injury - FRETT. OTAC 2012 Annual Conferrence, co-presenter.
      17. Evidence-based Multi-factorials Fall Prevention (Invited 1-day workshop). Idaho Occupational Therapy Association 2012 Annual Conference.
      18. Home Health Panel - Use of Psychometric Assessment to identify fall risk in seniors at home. 2007 California Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference.
      19. A Lifestyle Fall Prevention Program: Role of the Occupational Therapist. 2006 Occupational Therapy California Association Annual Conference, Poster Presentation, Co-author.
      20. An evidence-based fall risks reduction program. 2006 Occupational Therapy California Association Spring Fling.

     

    Julia Wilbarger, 1995-2011  

    Publications

      1. Wilbarger, J. L., Reed, C.L. & McIntosh, D. N. (2011) Implicit influences of affective postures on the perception of others: You can’t show me how I feel.  Emotion. 11( 3), 481–491.
      2. Wilbarger, J. L. & Cook, D. (2011). Multisensory hypersensitivity in women with fibromyalgia: Implications for well-being and intervention. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92, 653-6.
      3. Wilbarger, J. L., Pollak, S., Gunnar, M. & Schneider, M. (2010). Influence of intuitional care on sensory processing in internationally adopted children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.  51(10), 1105-1114.
      4. Wilbarger, J. L., McIntosh, D. N., Winkielman, P.  (2009). Startle Modulation in Autism: Positive Affective Stimuli Enhance Startle Response. Neuropsycholgia. 47(5), 1323-1331.
      5. McIntosh, D. N., Reichmann-Decker, A., Winkielman, P & Wilbarger, J. (2006) When the Social Mirror Breaks:  Deficits in Spontaneous, but not Voluntary Mimicry of Emotional Facial Expressions in Autism. Developmental Science, 9, 295-302.
      6. Winkielman, P., Berridge, K., & Wilbarger, J. (2005).Unconscious affective reactions to masked happy versus angry faces influence consumption behavior and judgments of value. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
      7. Wilbarger, J.L. (2003). Affective startle modification in individuals with autism. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation.  University of Denver, CO.
      8. Wilbarger, J.L. (1999). The Role of Actively Matching Emotion Postures in the Perception of Another Body. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, University of Denver, CO.
      9. Wilbarger, J.L. (1998). The emerging concept of sensory modulation disorders.  Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Quarterly, 21(3), 1-3. Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.             
      10. Wilbarger, J.L.( Ed.) (1994). Special Issue on Fragile X Syndrome. Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Newsletter, 17 (1). Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, 
      11. Roley, S & Wilbarger, J.L. (1994). What is sensory integration? Sensory Integration Special Interest Section Newsletter, 17(5). Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.
      12. Fisher, AG, Wietlisbach, S  & Wilbarger, J.L. (1988). Adult Performance on Three Tests of Equilibrium.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 42, 1.

    Manuscripts in Preparation, Review or Press

      1. Wilbarger, J. L. & Hass, D. (Under Review). Exploring the relationship between executive functions and sensory processing. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.
      2. Wilbarger, J. L. & Bartels, A. (In Preparation). Quality Matters: Unique responses to auditory stimuli in adults with high sensory sensitivity.
      3. Wilbarger, J. L. & Shepstone, S. (In Preparation). Physiological measurement of tactile responsiveness.
      4. Wilbarger, J. L (In Preparation). Measuring sensory processing: a comparison of parent report and laboratory-based observations.

    Chapters

      1. Winkielman, P., Berridge, K. C., & Wilbarger. (2005).  On the relation between emotion and consciousness. In:  Feldman‑Barrett, L., Niedenthal, P., & Winkielman, P. (Eds). Emotion: Conscious and Unconscious. Guilford Press. New York.
      2. Wilbarger, J.L. & Wilbarger, P.L. (Under Revision). Wilbarger approach to treating sensory defensiveness and Clinical Application of the Sensory Diet. Sections in Alternative and Complementary Programs for Intervention, Chapter 14. In Bundy, A.C., Murray, E.A., & Lane, S. (Eds.).   Sensory Integration: Theory and Practice, 2nd Ed. F.A. Davis, Philadelphia, PA.
      3. Miller, L. J., Wilbarger, J. L., Stackhouse, T.M., Trunnell, S.T., & Hanft, B. E.  (2002) Use of Clinical Reasoning in Occupational Therapy: The STEP-SI Model of Treatment of Sensory Modulation Dysfunction. In Bundy, A.C., Murray, E.A., & Lane, S. (Eds.).   Sensory integration: Theory and practice. 2nd Ed., F.A. Davis, Philadelphia, PA.

    Peer-reviewed Conference Papers and Presentations 

      1. Mendoza-Battle, F., Okun,  R.  &  Sand, A.,  & Wilbarger J.  (2013, October).  The Impact of Fibromyalgia and Sensory Processing on Participation of Daily Activities. Occupational Therapy Association California Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA.
      2. Garcia, R.,  Geiger, K. & Shrag, A., Frauwirth,  S. & Wilbarger. J. (2013, October).   Employment Exchange Opportunities for Young Adults with Autism. Occupational Therapy Association of California Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA.  
      3. Calub, S.J.,  Hofeditz, N. & McIntyre, C. , Frauwirth, S. & Wilbarger, J. (2013, October).  Developing a Data Compilation for the Marin Autism Collaborative  Occupational Therapy Association of California Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA.  
      4. Wilbarger, J. L., Puracchio, E., & DeAno, C. (2011, April) Multisensory hypersensitivity in women with fibromyalgia: Implications for well-being and intervention. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA .
      5. Miller, A. & Wilbarger, J.L. (2011, April). Examining Validity Of The Children's Kitchen Task Assessment. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA .
      6. Schneider, M. & Wilbarger, J. (2009, November). Update on  sensory processing  research. Presented at the 2009 Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Middleton, WI.
      7. Wilbarger, J, Schneider, M. & Shepstone, S. (2008, April) Cross-species studies of a tactile response measure.  American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA
      8. Schneider, M., Benedict, R., Larson, E., Edwards, D. & Wilbarger, J. (2007, October). Update on current Occupational Therapy Research: Sensory Processing, Evidence Based Practice, Disparities in Access to Services, Caregiving for Children with Disabilities. Presented at the 2007 Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Waukesha, WI.
      9. Wilbarger, J. (2006, November) Understanding responses to emotion in autism.  Presented at the “Day with Experts” Wisconsin Autism Society, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
      10. Schneider, M., Benedict, R., Larson, E., Harlowe, D. & Wilbarger, J. (2006, November). Update on current Occupational Therapy Research: Sensory Processing, Evidence Based Practice, Disparities in Access to Services, Caregiving for Children with Disabilities. Presented at the 2006 Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Madison, WI.
      11. Wilbarger, J. L., McIntosh, D. N. & Winkielman  P. (May, 2004). Reduced affective salience of social stimuli in autism.  Presented at the  International Meeting of Autism Research, Sacramento, CA.
      12. Winkielman, P. & Wilbarger, J. (September, 2003). Are there unconscious emotions? Paper presented at the conference for Conscious and Unconscious Emotion, Codignat, France. (Invited)
      13. Wilbarger, J. L., McIntosh, D. N., Winkielman, P. (June, 2003). Affective processes in autism.  Poster to be presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Meeting and Conference, Washington, DC.
      14. Wilbarger, J., Stedron, J., Moon J., & Edgin, J. (April, 2003).  Individuals With Down Syndrome Show Differential Performance on Two Cerebellar Tasks.  Poster to be presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, FL.
      15. Wilbarger, J. L., McIntosh, D. N., Winkielman, P., Reichman-Decker, A. & Curiel, A. (November, 2002).  A. Affective Startle Modification In Autism.  International Meeting of Autism Research, Orlando, Florida.
      16. Stedron, J., Wilbarger, J.L., Nadel, L., Moon, J., Edgin, J., & Pennington, B. (September, 2002).  Individuals with Down syndrome show differential performance on two cerebellar tasks. Presented at International Genetic Society Meeting, Barcelona, Spain.
      17. Wilbarger, J., Butler, J., Trunnell, S., & Seger, R.   (June, 2002). Practitioner and researcher collaboration in documenting treatment for sensory defensiveness.  Paper presented at the 13th World  Congress of Occupational Therapists, Stockholm, Sweden. 
      18. Wilbarger, J. L., Reed, C. & McIntosh, D.N. (June, 2001). Perception of Emotion in Body Position. Poster  presented at the 13th Annual American Psychological Sciences Convention, Toronto, ON, Canada.
      19. Winkielman, P., Berrige, K., & Wilbarger, J.  (February, 2000) Approach/Appetitive Behavior And Unconscious Affect Induced By Affective Priming. Poster presented at the 1st Annual Convention of Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Nashville, TN.
      20. Wilbarger, J. L. (1998, April). The Emerging Concept of Sensory Modulation Disorders. Paper presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Meeting and Conference, Baltimore, MD.
      21. Stackhouse, T. M.,  & Wilbarger, J. L. (1998, April). Treating Sensory Modulation Disorders: A Clinical Reasoning Tool.  Paper presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Meeting and Conference, Baltimore, MD.

    Presentations

      1. Wilbarger, J. & Schnieder, M. (2009, November) Sensory Processing in Infants and Young Children. University of Wisconsin Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health Certificate Program.
      2. Wilbarger, J. (2009, October) Clinical Reasoning in Treating Sensory Defensiveness.  Sensory Processing Disorders Foundation Conference, Chicago.
      3. Wilbarger, J. (2007, November)  Sensory Processing in Autism.  Madison Metropolitan School District. Madison, WI.
      4. Wilbarger, J. (2006, November)  Understanding responses to emotion in autism.  Presented at the “Day with Experts” Wisconsin Autism Society,  Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
      5. Wilbarger, J. (2005, December)  Affective Processing in Neurodevelopmental Disorder.  Developmental Psychology Brown Bag, Psychology Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
      6. Wilbarger, J. (2005, November)  Sensory Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Presented at the “Day with Experts” Wisconsin Autism Society,  Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
      7. Wilbarger, J. (2005, September) Sensory Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Santa Barbara Autism Society, Tri-Counties Regional Center, Santa Barbara, CA.
      8. Seger, S., Sommers, C., & Wilbarger, J. (1999, February). Overview of Sensory Integration Theory and Treatment. The Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO.
      9. Wilbarger, J. (November, 1995).  Insights into sensory processing and behavior: Implication for captive primates.  Coulston Foundation, Holloman AFB, White Sands, NM.
      10. Wilbarger, J & Shirley, N (1995) Exploring Sensory Defensiveness in Individuals with Autism. 15th annual symposium for persons with mild to severe dysfunction. Professional Development Programs, St. Paul, Minnesota.
         

    Jane Dressler, 1998-2009 

    Publications

      1. Contributor to National Board of Certification of Occupational Therapists’ Advanced Mental Health Practice Self Assessment Tool (2009).
      2.  Journal article:  Client Centered Practice. (1998). Occupational Therapy in Mental Health  Hayworth Press. Chapter in textbook:  O.T. in the Criminal Justice System. (1997). Psycho-Social Occupational Therapy: A Clinical Approach. (Cara/MacRae-editors) Delmar NY: Delmar

     
    Shad St. Louis, 2009-2014

    Presentations

      1.  Seating and Positioning – Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Wheelchair-Seated Drivers (2007, 2009), U.S. Western Regional ADED Chapter meeting, Craig Hospital, Denver, CO.
      2. Driving and Traumatic Brain Injury (2008), Craig Hospital, Denver CO, Hospital-wide Interdisciplinary In-service.
      3. Adaptive Equipment for Driving Low-tech to High Tech (2007), Rocky Mountain Assistive Technology Conference, Denver, CO.
      4. Transportation Clinic - Collaboration with the Mobility Dealer for Functional Outcomes (2006), ADED Driver Rehabilitation Specialists National Conference, Lexington, KY. 
      5. Driver Rehabilitation: Clinical and Behind-the-Wheel assessment and training in SCI and TBI (Jan 2005 – Dec 2009, quarterly), Interdisciplinary In-service, Craig Hospital, Denver, CO.
      6. Advanced casting and splinting techniques to manage abnormal tone (1997), Craig Hospital, Occupational Therapy Department In-service, Denver, CO. 
      7. Comprehensive evaluation and treatment planning with traumatic brain injury (1996),

         Craig Hospital Occupational Therapy TBI Team, Denver, CO. 
     8. Splinting & Casting” and “Brain Anatomy & Function (1996-2000), Craig Hospital, Denver, CO.

     


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