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Marisa Raeann Welch, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor

Marisa Welch

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School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Faculty - Pharmacy, OT, PT
Creighton Pediatric Therapy Faculty
Occupational Therapy Faculty
Occupational Therapy Fellowship Programs Faculty
Clinical Services Pediatric Occupational Therapists
BOYN - Boyne

Marisa Raeann Welch, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor

Marisa graduated from Washington University’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy program in December of 2013 and then completed a post-graduate residency program in Pediatric Occupational Therapy through Creighton University in 2015. She has research interest in modified ride-on car use for children with medical complexities, thus far completing a case study and a case-series on feasibility of use with a PT colleague. Her teaching activities include serving as a co-instructor for the pediatric courses in Creighton’s entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.

Marisa’s clinical expertise is diverse and includes sensory processing, developmental milestones, and handwriting. However, her passion lies in feeding, eating, and swallowing as well as the management of children with complex conditions. 

Research Focus

  • Modified ride-on car use for children
  • Feeding, eating, and swallowing in the pediatric outpatient setting
  • Use of service-learning within higher education

Department

Occupational Therapy

Position

Assistant Professor

Articles

  • Games for Health

    4(4), p. 259-264 2015
  • Behavioral Sciences

    6(2), p. 1-14 -0001

Presentations

  • Janes, W., Ramsdell, K., Foreman, M., & Welch, M. (2019). Increasing Access and Occupational Engagement with GoBabyGo. Pre-Conference Institute at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. (Co-author; 10% participation) 2019
  • Sevick, M. & Wong, S. (2018). Feasibility of Modified Ride-on Car Use in the Home/Community with Children with Medical Complexity. Poster Session presented at: AOTA Conference, 2018, April 19-22; Salt Lake City, UT. (Co-author and presenter; 50% participation) 2018
  • Domina, A., Goodsell, Z., Bahle-Lampe, A., Bracciano, A., Coppard, B., Jewell, V., Mayer, A., Tinnes, A., Qi, Y., Poutre, B., & Sevick, M. (2018). Student Learning Outcome Measures: Using Rubric-Level Assessment in a Learning Management System. Poster Session presented at: AOTA Conference, 2018, April 19-22; Salt Lake City, UT. (Co-author; 10% participation) 2018
  • Janes, W., Coker-Bolt, P., Plummer, T., Welch, M., & Logan, S. (2018). Increasing Access and Occupational Engagement with GoBabyGo. Pre-Conference Institute at American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Salt Lake City, UT. (Co-author and presenter at 6-hour course; 25% participation) 2018
  • Sevick, M. & Wong, S. (2018). Feasibility of Modified Ride-on Car Use in the Home/Community with Children with Medical Complexity.  Poster Session presented at: Creighton’s University Research Day 2018. (Co-author and presenter; 50% participation) 2018
  • Wong, S. & Welch, M. (2018). GoBabyGo: Roles, Research, & Application. Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Omaha, NE. (Co-author and presenter; 50% participation) 2018
  • Wong, S. & Sevick, M. (2018). Modified Ride on Car as an Alternative to Traditional Therapy Intervention for a Child with Medical Complexity: A Case Study. Poster Session presented at: Combined Sections Meeting, February 22-25; New Orleans, LA. (Co-author and presenter; 50% participation) 2018
  • Sevick, M. & Wong, S. (2017). Implementing Go Baby Go through Interprofessional Collaboration: A Case Study. Poster Session presented at: AOTA Conference, 2017, March 30-April 2; Philadelphia, PA.  (Co-author and presenter; 50% participation) 2017
  • Jordan, L., & Sevick, M. (2017). Outpatient Interdisciplinary Approach to Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing in the Complex Pediatric Patient. Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Omaha, NE. (Co-author and presenter; 50% participation) 2017
  • Sevick, M. & Sherman, H. (2016). Advancing Knowledge through Residency: The Resident Perspective. Poster Session presented at: AOTA Conference, 2016, April 6-10; Chicago, IL. (Co-author and presenter; 70% participation) 2016
  • Sevick, M. (2014). Improving Upper Extremity Functioning for Children with CP through Internet Virtual Reality Gaming Therapy. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD. (Author and presenter) 2014
  • Proffit, R., Lange, B., & Sevick, M., (2015). Usability of a virtual reality for in-home stroke rehabilitation: A case series. Poster Session presented at: Clinical Rehabilitation and Recovery. International Stroke Conference, 2015 Feb 11-15; Nashville, TN. (Co-author; 10% participation)
  • Thinnes, A., Domina, A., Greiner, B., Jensen, L., Fellman, S., & Welch, M. (2020). Fostering Fellow Clinical Reasoning and Interprofessional Practice through Case Presentations. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA. (Co-author; 10% participation) (Conference Cancelled)
  • Greiner, B., Jensen, L., Domina, A., Thinnes, A., Welch, M., & Fellman, S. (2020). Clinical Narratives: Assessment and Facilitation of the Clinical Reasoning Process. American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA. (Co-author & presenter; 15% participation) (Conference Cancelled)
  • Sevick, M. (2014). Virtual Reality in Pediatrics. Breakfast for the Brain Talk at Creighton Pediatric Therapy. Omaha, NE.  (Author and presenter)
  • Sevick, M. (2016). Using Free Internet Videogames in Upper Extremity Motor Training for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Creighton University Platform Presentation. (Author and Presenter)
  • Sevick, M. (2017). Understanding Sensory Processing. Community Presentation at Nebraska Children’s Home Society. (Author and presenter)
  • Welch, M. & Mirich, R. (2018). Sensory Processing. Community Presentation at Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska. (Author and presenter; 75% participation)

Awards

  • Board Certification in Pediatrics
    American Occupational Therapy Association