Occupational Therapy News

Foley honored with prestigious Occupational Therapy Roster of Fellows Award

Apr 07, 2017

Congratulations to Kathy Foley, Associate Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy, for receiving the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Roster of Fellows Award.  AOTA chose Foley for the honor from a large pool of candidates. Formal presentation of the award was made at the 2017 American Occupational Therapy Association conference and Centennial celebration in Philadelphia. […]

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Boyt Schell Visiting Occupational Science Scholar Fund Now Endowed

Mar 28, 2017

The School of Occupational Therapy is pleased to announce that thanks to the generosity of Professor Emeritus Dr. Barbara Boyt Schell, her husband John and other contributors’ generosity, the Boyt Schell Visiting Scholar Fund is now endowed. Dr. Schell and the other founding members of what is now the Brenau School of Occupational Therapy conceived […]

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Dr. Glen Gillen Visiting Occupational Science Scholar Feb. 17

Jan 30, 2017

Please join us Friday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Downtown Center Theater on the Square for the first speaker in the Boyt Schell Visiting Occupational Science Scholar series. Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA will be presenting “Integrating Performance Based Cognitive and Perceptual Assessments to Promote Occupation Based Practice.” A past recipient of AOTF’s Award […]

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Barb Schell’s Brenau Legacy

Nov 08, 2016

After 21 years at Brenau, Barb Schell stepped down as Program Director of the School of OT in May 2016, where she founded and built one of the best clinical-based OT programs in North America. As an Associate Dean of the College of Health and Science she helped set the cornerstone for the university’s growth […]

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9th Occupational Science Scholar Joan Toglia Presents Feb. 12th

Feb 04, 2016

Joan Toglia, dean of Mercy College’s School of Health & Natural Sciences, will speak at the Brenau University Downtown Center’s Theatre on the Square Friday, Feb. 12. Her presentation, Executive Dysfunction and the Impact of Occupational Performance and Participation, is part of the 9th Annual Occupational Science Scholar Series. A professional associate at New York […]

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Surprise Veterans Reunion Highlights Graduation Ceremony

May 02, 2015

When Brenau University President Ed Schrader gave his welcoming remarks at the 2015 commencement, he gave a special acknowledgment to the active duty military personnel and veterans among the graduating class. Schrader singled out one veteran: Debra Cooper from Winder, Georgia, who was about to receive a diploma for a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. […]

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Governor Deal Signs Brenau Student-inspired Law Benefiting Military’s Special Needs Children

Apr 29, 2015

Governor Nathan Deal today signed into law a legislative act inspired by a group of Brenau University occupational therapy graduate students that would speed state educational benefits to special needs children of military personnel based in Georgia. The new law started as a 2014 project by four Brenau students in a graduate-level public health administration […]

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Dr. Susan Stallings-Sahler presenting in Mumbai at ICACN Conference

Apr 16, 2015

Brenau’s Dr. Susan Stallings-Sahler has been asked to present at the International conference of Autism, Cerebral palsy and Neurodevelopmental disorders in Mumbai, India from May 1st to May 3rd. The ICACN noted that “We have very closely followed your work in occupational therapy. The work that you have been carrying out is highly commendable and […]

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You’re in Demand – OT Job Rankings from AOTA

Apr 15, 2015

This is a great time to be an occupational therapy practitioner. Don’t just take our word for it. It has been consistently ranked highly as one of the top, recession-proof job.  Check out the AOTA  job rankings list.

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8th Occupational Science Scholar Carolyn M. Baum Presents Feb. 13

Jan 29, 2015

Dr. Carolyn Baum presents Occupational Performance Issues in Stroke: Linking the Brain to Everyday Life on Friday, Feb. 13 at 4:30 pm in the Thurmond McRae auditorium on the Gainesville historic campus. This is the eighth Annual Occupational Science Scholar Series by the School of Occupational Therapy. The program is offered free and open to the public. A reception will be […]

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Occupational Therapy Doctorate Launches Sept. 5

Sep 04, 2014

The School of Occupational Therapy will kick off its new Occupational Therapy Doctorate program with an open house program on Friday, Sept. 5,  the kick-off for a weekend of activities through Sunday, Sept. 7. Dr. Nancy Krippel, Dr. Gale Starich and Dr. Barbara Schell will host guests to the 10 a.m. Launch Celebration on that Friday. Light […]

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Jennifer Allison’s Pinterest mentioned in March Issue of ‘OT Practice’

Aug 01, 2014

Brenau’s own Jennifer Allison was featured in the March, 2014 issue of OT Practice, the official journal of the AOTA. The text below is from volume 19, issue five, of OT Practice on page five.   Pinterest One of the most popular social sharing sites that allows individuals and organization to curate a collection of digital resources, […]

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New Post-Professional OTD Program Q&A Sessions

Feb 20, 2014

The Brenau University School of Occupational Therapy launches our new post-professional OTD Program this Fall semester, Aug. 14, 2014. To learn more about the program attend one of the two Q&A sessions being held at the North Atlanta/Norcross Campus from 6:30–8 p.m. Monday, March 10 and Thursday, March 20. To attend, please RSVP to Tiffany Wilson, twilson3@brenau.edu or 678-707-5000 by March 1.

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Brenau’s 7th Annual Occupational Science Scholar – Wendy Coster, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA – Rescheduled to March 11th, 4:00pm

Jan 22, 2014

The Brenau School of Occupational Therapy will sponsor Wendy Coster, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA at the 7th Annual Occupational Science Scholar presentation and reception, now rescheduled for Tuesday March 11th  4:00pm at Brenau’s Thurmond McRae Auditorium. Dr. Coster will discuss “Developing effective interventions in OT: Balancing our focus on the whole and on the parts”. The presentation is […]

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OT Faculty and Clinical Instructor Positions Available

Dec 16, 2013

Due to our expanded entry level MSOT program at the North Atlanta-Norcross campus and our new post-professional OTD, the Brenau School of Occupational Therapy has several new positions open. Two of the positions, Faculty-Adult Mental Health/Psychology and Faculty-Adult Physical Health/Rehabilitation, require a Ph.D or Sc.D. Clinicians with a master’s or OTD and experience supervising students in clinical settings can apply […]

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Shotwell Tapped for Occupational Therapy Professional Elite

Sep 27, 2013

Congratulations to Mary Shotwell, a professor and department chair in the School of Occupational Therapy, for receiving the American Occupational Therapy Association Roster of Fellows Award. The organization picked Shotwell from a large pool of candidates for the recognition, which it will confer formally at the 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association conference in Baltimore, Md., in […]

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Brenau finds its ‘Voice’ at Georgia Occupational Therapy Association Annual Meeting

Sep 26, 2012

At the Georgia Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference that was built around the theme, “Find Your Voice,” the Brenau  University Occupational Therapy program certainly made its “voice” known. Brenau’s highly visible presence at the conference, which was was held at Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Ga., Sept. 21-22, 2012, began with Brenau OT […]

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OT Faculty, Students Honored at 2012 Commencement

Jul 23, 2012

Two faculty members and six graduate students were honored at this academic year’s final undergraduate and graduate school commencements, held on May 5 & 6 in the Georgia Mountain Center and Pearce Auditorium.  It was also the historic graduation of the first Weekend Program class!  The recipient of the Brenau University Outstanding Faculty Member Award […]

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OT Students and Faculty Study Rehabilitation in Yucatan

Apr 05, 2012

This past spring, a group of Occupational Therapy graduate students and faculty members traveled to various locations in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico to study the health care system. Although the special emphasis was on rehabilitative care, the group also found opportunities to study a variety of cultural and historical venues. Running from February 25 […]

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Visiting OT Scholar Focuses On What “Drives” Senior Lifestyles

Mar 16, 2012
Getting older means losing our waistlines, our hair or maybe even our hearing. But what happens if you lose your wheels? Dr. Sherrilene Classen examinines problems society faces on the road as our population ages. That is why the upcoming lecture hosted by Brenau University's School of Occupational Therapy will address the issue of older [...]
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