2020 Occupational Therapy Capstones
The value of occupational therapy in the screening clinic & resource fair for individuals living with a brain injury in the Mat-Su region of Alaska.
An exploration of community resources available and the value of a support groups for individuals living with brain injury.
Case study showcasing the return to driving process through an OT lens.
Pain management in the veteran population using Alpha-Stim group participation.
A review of OT’s role in adaptive skiing interventions.
Results from a cross-sectional survey of members in the Nebraska state association regarding perceived value of membership.
Development of course materials to provide evidence-based support to learners in an OTD hybrid program anatomy course.
A resource to support program development within the context of social determinants of health.
Integration of evidence into practice for the use of repetition in rehabilitation post CVA.
Development of an interactive sensory assessment for children with sensory deficits at a pediatric outpatient clinic.
Development of a CIMT program and protocol for an outpatient pediatric clinic.
Increasing accessibility and engagement in play through community settings.
Outcomes of music programming in memory care settings to improve occupational therapy outcomes.
An exploration of hippotherapy as a tool in occupational therapy for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders.
A case study highlighting the impacts of essential oils in improving infant state regulation and use as a preparatory activity in the NICU.
Inna Kathreen Chang
An inquiry into the utility of inclusive play programming to support improvements in participation for children with disability.
Expansion of programming to support individuals with disability to enhance air travel from an occupational therapy perspective.
Brianna Gibbs Cooper
Case study exploring the effectiveness of telehealth in a pediatric setting for children diagnosed with Autism.
Developing a program for teens to improve executive functioning deficits through a community-based approach.
An exploration of the effectiveness of sensory intensive occupational therapy programming to improve child participation in daily life skills.
Results of a needs assessment to address socialization and peer support groups for inpatient pediatric oncology patients.
Charles E Eberle
A case study exploring the use of assistive technology in a high school setting to support transition planning to the workplace.
Program development and implementation to determine benefits of volunteerism in assisted living and memory care facilities in comparison to community-dwelling older adults.
The development of an evidence-based social skills group for children with disabilities at a pediatric outpatient clinic.
Development of an interactive metronome program within occupational therapy and physical therapy sessions to address behavior, motor skills, coordination and cognition for pediatric clients.
Creation and utilization of a home programming tool box for pediatric occupational therapists to improve family adherence and follow through.
The utilization of sensory boxes in hippotherapy to engage the sensory system to improve functional independence.
A review of screening tools and interventions to support occupational therapy practice in oncology rehabilitation.
A sampling of pediatric OT practitioners in the state of Nebraska and their perceptions of barriers to membership in the Nebraska state association.
Results from the development of a social-emotional and cognitive support program for young adults with cardiac or pulmonary conditions.
Advocacy for the importance of occupational therapy to increase knowledge of the profession’s impact through podcasting.
Development and review of effectiveness of exercise rehabilitation for individuals with progressive neurological conditions.
A systematic review of the literature to address the effectiveness of the clubhouse model for adults with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI).
Development of programming to support movement to increase attention in the classroom for preschool and kindergarten children.
A review of the roles of occupational therapy in oncology rehabilitation.
Marti M. Hitz
A case study on intervention for visual field deficits in a rural practice setting.
Development and assessment of a caregiver support group for individuals who have survived burns.
Development of a handwriting programming for children in preschool with teacher supportive resources.
An exploration on the impact of sensory modulation therapy on women’s health.
Results from a survey study of students, faculty and staff at Creighton University regarding preparedness to interact with the LGBTQIA+ community.
Daniel L. Jackson
Results of a needs assessment and creation of marketing tools to enhance pediatric orthosis fabrication at an outpatient hand therapy clinic.
A case study on the results of providing written sexual education to clients with neuro-conditions and its impact on quality of life, sexual health satisfaction and value of occupational therapy.
A review of how culture impacts occupational therapy services in the US and Chile.
A case example of the use of non-invasive pain management techniques to increase participation in occupational therapy sessions.
An overview of the role of OT in pre-employment and transition planning with in a school setting.
A review of the literature on use of post-surgical scar management techniques and their effectiveness for upper extremity rehabilitation.
An exploration of models of practice in pediatric settings relative to behavior and emotional development.
The effects of meditation programming implementation with patients in an inpatient rehabilitation center.
A case study examining the outcomes of utilizing functional performance evaluations in rehabilitation.
A review of assessments that address quality of life and a discussion on their utility for adults with intellectual and developmental delays.
An exploration of the use of custom seating and positioning and assistive technology applied to a case study for improvements in occupational engagement.
A case study of the experiences of students and clinicians with disabilities in the profession of occupational therapy.
Review of a program to provide parent education in the NICU in relation to parent occupations, roles, habits, and routines.
A review of results from the implementation of a occupation-based home program for upper extremity rehabilitation.
A review of the literature related to collaboration of occupational therapy and design professionals to improve home accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
Description of home programming and resources created to support spatial neglect and upper extremity motor recovery.
Results of a survey to support advocacy measures for children and families living with Sensory Processing Disorders
Results of a review of literature in context of interviews with clinical leaders and discussion of themes to improve patient care.
Case study exploring the outcomes for specialized visual based occupational therapy for a 21-year-old male client.
A review of the literature exploring the effectiveness of hippotherapy treatment for children and youth.
Implementation of FES adjunct therapy to increase repetition of functional movement and discussion of the results.
The development of a program proposal to support the use of hippotherapy in supporting increased engagement in ADLs and IADLs for children and adolescents with ASD.
A case study of the implementation of LSVT BIG & LSVT LOUD programming with Parkinson’s Disorder.
A review of program development to support integration of occupational therapy student services in a community clinic.
The results from a comprehensive needs assessment to promote occupational therapy’s role in supporting social engagement for individuals living with ASD.
Defining the characteristics of occupational therapists as leaders within healthcare.
Program development review and implementation of M-CIMT for young children presenting with hemiplegia.
An overview of occupational therapy educational programming across the UK and the US.
An exploration of psychosocial screening and mental health intervention in the ICU through a case study.
An exploration of literature on effective retention and recruitment strategies for rural practice settings.
Results discussed from the Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire in context of student learning experiences.
A case study to explore the effectiveness of sensory stimulation when working with a client in a vegetative state post traumatic TBI in the ICU.
A review of several client seating needs across the lifespan to improve occupational outcomes.
A review of results from a pilot study on the shoulder position and wheelchair propulsion for rehabilitation clients.
A review of evidence for effectiveness of vestibular ocular sensory integration for clients post TBI.
An exploration of the literature on the effectiveness of virtual reality on upper extremity rehabilitation outcomes across the lifespan.
An overview of needs assessment and business plan proposal to support mobile outpatient therapy needs in Denver, CO.
An exploration of barriers and business models to create successful rural hand therapy clinics.
Review of the use of an adapted curriculum from the Zones of Regulation® for emotional regulation skills in a classroom setting.
Program development and implementation of holistic approach Multiple Sclerosis Program to improve quality of life.
Dezarai Diana Ramirez Ryan
An overview of the development of resources to support increased competence and confidence for students and practitioners in acute care for rural hospitals.
A review of program development to support students with cognitive and sensory disabilities for emergency preparedness.
A review of education material development to improve collaboration between teachers, aides and occupational therapists in a school setting.
Hannah Rose Wysopal Schramm
Program development to enhance education and utilization on sensory room in a preschool setting.
Results from critically appraised topic supporting multidisciplinary treatment for OBPP in infants for optimal outcomes.
An exploration of increasing access to education on sexuality and OT in an OTD program to close the gap between education and practice.
A program development review for processes, models and resources to support infants and children with drug exposure.
A case study to explore the effectiveness of compensatory intervention and Bioptic training for IADL independence.
A review of literature on the implementation of culturally sensitive healthcare services to improve health behaviors in minority populations.
A systematic review of literature to address OTs role in addressing aging for individuals with a SCI receiving therapy services.
Model for caregiver education implementation reviewed as a means to increase quality of life for individuals living with a disability in Uganda.
Considerations explored for aging-in-place through home modification.
An exploration of sensory modulation as a form of coping to improve quality of life for patients in acute care.
Review of literature and effectiveness of occupational therapy visions evaluations and interventions to support creation of inpatient rehabilitation vision toolkit.
Review of impact of culture on client’s plan of care and creating culturally sensitive occupational therapy intervention.
Two case studies to assess the impact of occupation-based interventions to increase adherence to completing activities at sub-symptomatic level post-concussion.
Single subject case study review of the use of the MNRI® for a child with congenital neurological disorder.
Taylor L. Wienkes
A review of development of an instruction manual for the Occupation-Centered Intervention Assessment.
A review of the literature for St. John’s rehabilitation protocol for zone II flexor tendon repair.
Jaclyn B. Williams
Review of the implementation of Family Feeders program to enhance quality of life through safe and positive food interactions.
A review of literature related to occupational therapy services ability to impact readmission rates and improve quality health measures.
The results from implementation of adaptive clothing education in a clothing design course to increase accessibility and meet psychosocial needs of clients with disabilities.
A review of program development for an evidence-based wellness program for caregivers and children with disabilities.