Wendy Holmes, Ph.D., OTR/L

Wendy Holmes Portrait

Dr. Holmes is Professor and Interim Director for the School of Occupational Therapy at Brenau University.  She teaches in the entry level MSOT program and the post professional, clinical (OTD) program.  She teaches courses on foundations of occupational therapy practice, qualitative research, professional reasoning, health education, program development, evidence based practice and thesis research.  Dr. Holmes is the Chair of the Ivester College of Health Sciences Interprofessional Education (IPE) Task Force and a member of the Disciplinary Council for the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Ethics Commission since May 2014.

Her occupational therapy practice experience includes positions in medical and rehabilitation settings, home health, long term care, and school systems. Early in her career, she developed a community-based independent living center for individuals with disabilities. This experience led to a longstanding and continuing passion for the role of occupational therapy in community settings.

Dr. Holmes is a co-author of a chapter on OT consultation in Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy (12 ed.) as well as chapters in other occupational therapy textbooks.  Her research interests are fall prevention, interventions for individuals with Parkinson’s disease, professional reasoning of occupational therapy practitioners, and emerging practices.

Selected Publications

Weismann-Miller, D. and Holmes, W. (2015).  Novel low-error interpolation method for a fall prevention program using the single- subject design statistical model SPRE. International Journal of Current Research in Life Sciences 4(10), pp. 429-435.

Holmes, W. & Leonard, C. (2014). Consultation. In B. A. B. Schell, G. Gillen, & M. E. Scaffa (Eds.) Willard and Spackman’s occupational therapy (12th ed. pp; 1089-1097). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Scaffa, M., E., Pizzi, M. A. & Holmes, W., (2013). Entrepreneurship and innovation in occupational therapy. In M.E. Scaffa, S.M. Reitz & M. Pizzi, Community-Based Occupational Therapy Services. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis.

Scaffa, M., Doll, J., Estes, R., & Holmes, W. (2010).  Management of Emerging Practices.In Managing Occupational Therapy Services.  AOTA Press.

Holmes, W. & Scaffa, M (2009).  An exploratory study of competencies for emerging practice in occupational therapy.  Journal of Allied Health 38(2)Philadelphia, PA

Contact information:

Brenau School of Occupational Therapy office: 678-707-5002 and email: wholmes@brenau.edu

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