Brenau’s 7th Annual Occupational Science Scholar – Wendy Coster, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA – Rescheduled to March 11th, 4:00pm
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 free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the School of OT at 678-707-5008.
Dr. Coster is Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (Sargent College). Dr. Coster is also affiliated with the Health and Disability Research Institute at the Boston University School of Public Health. She received her professional preparation in occupational therapy at Boston University and completed a PhD in Psychology at Harvard University. Her clinical practice focus has been on schools and other community programs serving children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and cognitive disabilities. Her primary research focus has been the development of assessments to guide service planning and evaluation for individuals with disabilities and to support outcomes research.
Currently Dr. Coster is director of the Patient/Clinician Reported Outcomes (PRO) Core of the Boston Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement Center. Among the instruments she has helped to develop are the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI) and its newly-revised and expanded version, the PEDI-CAT; the School Function Assessment (SFA); Late-Life Function and Disability Inventory; and the Activity Measures for Post-Acute Care (AM-PAC). Dr. Coster’s most recent project, conducted in collaboration with investigators from CanChild, was the development of the Participation and Environment Measure for Children and Youth (PEM-CY), an instrument for children with and without disabilities that can be used in population surveys or clinical services.