Sc.D 2005 Sargent College, Boston University (Therapeutic Studies)
M.S. 1979 Sargent College, Boston University (Occupational Therapy)
B.A. 1974 University of Massachusetts (Psychology)
Dr. Louise Dunn is an Associate Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Brenau University. She teaches evidence-based practice, pediatrics and professional reasoning.
Dr. Dunn is a co-author of a chapter on IADL and community participation in Occupational Therapy for Children. Her current research includes validating am execute functioning measure for children and further validation of the CHORES – a measure of children’s household task participation. Her research agenda also focuses on outcomes from cognitive and strength-based interventions to increase participation in home and community activities for children with disabilities, especially autism.
Dr. Dunn has worked with children who have disabilities and their families for more than 20 years. She has collaborated with community agencies and parent groups on ways to increase children’s food repertoires and mealtime behaviors and on using sensory processing strategies to promote children’s participation in everyday activities.