Celeste Alexander, M.S., OTR/L

Celeste Alexander Portrait

Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, School of Occupational Therapy

Joined Brenau University: 2014

 

 

EDUCATION     

Bachelor of Music Education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Associate in Science, Occupational Therapy, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Combined Bachelor and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA

                                      

AWARDS 

Alumni Service to Brenau Award, 2021

 

PRACTICE EXPERTISE & SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS

Rehabilitation of infants, children and adolescents, with a focus in outpatient and school based practice.

 

COURSES OFFERED

OT 680: Advanced OT Process; OT 760: Professional Development Planning;  OT 667: Clinical Conditions for the Infant and Child; OT 619 Level I Fieldwork-Pediatric Practice

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Development of Pediatric Functional Vision Skills; Development of Professional Reasoning and Metacognition in the Adult Learner.

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Brinson, B., Zehr, B., & Alexander, C., Starting off the school year strong: Rapport building activities. Live Webinar (July 2021). The Stepping Stones Group, LLC. Atlanta, GA.

 

Pearlman, C., & Alexander, C. Cultivating treatment ideas that are engaging. Live Webinar (June 2021). The Stepping Stones Group, LLC. Atlanta, GA.

 

A 3D journey into dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyspraxia. Live Webinar (May 2021). The Stepping Stones Group, LLC. Atlanta, GA.

 

Kohl, Denine,. & Alexander, C. “See how we learn!” Smart strategies for identifying vision challenges for children in schools. Live Webinar (February 2021). The Stepping Stones Group, LLC. Atlanta, GA.

 

Sensory processing 3.0. Live Webinar (September 2020). The Stepping Stones Group, LLC. Atlanta, GA.

 

Introduction to telehealth-A professional development activity for Atlanta Public Schools occupational and physical therapy staff. Live Webinar (August 2020). The Stepping Stones Group, LLC. Atlanta, GA.

 

Brinson, B., & Alexander, C., Enhancing your professional development.

 

Occupational therapy and the healthcare system. Online Guest Lecturer, OT 2111, (March 2020, March 2019, March 2018, March 2017, March 2016). University of Pittsburgh, Department of Occupational Therapy. Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Educating the fieldwork educator.  Live Presentation (February 2020). Tender Ones Therapy Services for Brenau University. Dacula, GA.

 

Transitions to adulthood and the role of the school based therapist. Live Presentation (May 2019). Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Virginia Beach, VA.

 

Retained primitive reflexes: Why is this important for the school based therapist? Live Presentation (November 2019). Dekalb County Schools. Stone Mountain, GA.

 

Sensory processing 2.0. Live Webinar (November 2019). The Stepping Stones Group, LLC. Atlanta, GA.

 

Shadle,C., Devoto, M. & Alexander, C. Education for the fieldwork educator. Live Presentation (October 2018).  Georgia Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Business Meeting.  Jekyll Island, GA.

 

Strategies for successful outcomes on the occupational therapy board examination. Live Presentation (September 2018). The University Of Alabama at Birmingham Student Occupational Therapy Meeting.  Birmingham, AL.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator Representative Member (2019-2022) American Occupational Therapy Association- Commission on Education. Bethesda, MD.