Student Presentations, Publications, & Research

 
Student Presentations

Gardner, J., Swarbrick, P., Suero, L., Moscoe, E., Kearns, D., O’Toole, K.P., & Harder, P.  (2015).  Sensory preferences for individuals with mental illness attending community centers. Short course, New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Union, New Jersey, October 18, 2015. 

Gardner, J., Falzarano, M., Mulry, C., Riegle, T., Kearns, D., Suerro, L. & Mulholland, K.  (2015).  Interprofessional education: Perspectives from OT, interior and industrial design.  Short Course, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, April 17, 2015.

Falzarano, M., Ackerman, A., Gardner, J., Gruendike, A., Knis-Matthews, L., Kruger, M., & Moscoe, E., & Mulry, C.  (2015).  Community partnerships and service: Curriculum link to real world practice. Short Course, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, April 16, 2015. 

Gardner, J., Byoris, J., Jogan, A., Jones, R.,& Padykula, E.  (2014). Sensory modulation: Who, what, where, when and why? Short course, New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, October 18, 2014.

Gardner, J., Knis-Matthews, L., Saks, E., Janicky, J., & Falzarano, M.  (2014).  Community partnerships and service: A service learning approach for the promotion of productive aging.  Poster presentation for the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 94th Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. 

Mulry, C., Gardner, J., Hardaway, H., Curcio, C., Herrara, L., Scimeca, K., Shah, M., & Syers, K.  (2014). The effects of home modifications on falls and participation in a program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).  Poster presentation for the American Occupational Therapy Association’s 94th Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland. 

Gardner, J., Mulry, C., Hardaway, H., Curcio, C., Herrera, L., Scimeca, K., Shah, M., & Syers, K. (2013).  Effects of home modifications on falls and participation in PACE.  Poster presentation at the New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference, Enterprise Center @ Burlington County College, Mt Laurel, New Jersey, October 27, 2013. 

Gardner, J., Knis-Matthews, L., Saks, E., & Janicky, J.  (2013).  Use of service learning as means to promote productive aging.  Poster presentation at the New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association’s Annual Conference, Enterprise Center @ Burlington County College, Mt Laurel, New Jersey, October 27, 2013. 

Maddox, A.M., O’Brien, D., Walia, R., Gardner, J., & Falzarano, M.  (2013).  Evidence based program development, funding strategies, and sustainability of a community based golf program for at-risk adolescents.  Poster presentation at American Occupational Therapy Association’s 93rd Annual Conference, San Diego, California, April 25-28, 2013.

Falzarano, M., Maddox, A., Andujar, A., & Baglieri, K. (2012). Interdisciplinary collaboration through participation in the Special Olympics Young Athlete Program. Presented at the New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association 38th Annual State Conference. 

Budinic, L., Caprio, A., Krause, M., Maddox, A., (2012). The meaning of play for siblings of children with disabilities. Presented at the New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association 38th Annual State Conference. Researcher and Thesis Advisor, Falzarano, M. 
 
Hess, M., Castronovo, A., & Lawless, K. (2011). Wellness recovery action plan and sensory modulation: Wrapping "sense" around recovery. Presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association 91st Annual Conference and Expo. Researcher and Thesis Advisor, Gardner, J.
 
Faitler, Z., McCormick, C., Thomas, C. (2009). What it means to be a professional in the field of occupational therapy: Perceptions of practicing occupational therapists. Presented at the NJOTA 36th Annual Conference. Researcher and Thesis Advisor: Falzarano, M.
 
 
Student Publications

Gardner, J., Gross, M., Haven, A., Kearns, D., Lutsky, N., Moscoe, E., & Suero, L.  (2016). Community partnerships and service: Meeting the occupational needs of members at a local senior center.  OT Practice, 21(9), 19-20.

Gardner, J., Baglieri, K., & Andujar, A.  (2012).  Using active and experiential learning strategies to teach activity group development. Education Special Interest Section Quarterly,22(4), 1–4.

Richard, L., Jakobov, N., Sosowsky, B., & Leiser, M. (2008). The use of groups as a therapeutic modality with individuals who are brain injured. American Journal of Recreational Therapy7(2), 9-16.
 
Knis-Matthews, L., Bokara, J., DeMeo, L., Lepore, N., & Mavus, L. (2007). The meaning of higher education for people diagnosed with a mental illness: Four students share their experiences. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal31(2), 107–114.
 
Knis-Matthews, L., Dahan-Barasch, S., Jablonski, L, Schulgasser-Friedman, A., & Whitfield, K. (2006). Facets of community-based group outings for individuals with brain injury: Perceptions of four therapists from different disciplines. American Journal of Recreational Therapy5(1), 18-26.
 
 Bokara, J., DeMeo, L., Lepore, N., & Mavus, L. (2006). Postsecondary school experiences of students diagnosed with a mental illness.
*Research published in the Psychiatric Rehabiliation Journal and presented at the New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association's (NJOTA) Annual Conference
 
Moccia, M., Saolmone, S., Stein, L., & Patel, V. (2006). How does the cultural lens of individuals participating in a mental health partial care program influence their perspective of that program?
*Research presented at the 2007 Mental Health Partnership Meeting
 
Jakobov, N., Travis, M., & Weinberg, B. (2006). What are the perceptions of therapists using groups as a therapeutic modality with individuals who are brain injured?
*Research published in the American Journal of Recreational Therapy
 
Dahan-Barasch, S., Jablonski, L, Schulgasser-Friedman, A., & Whitfield, K. (2005). Facets of community-based group outings for individuals with brain injury: Perceptions of four therapists from different disciplines. *Research published in the American Journal of Recreational Therapy
 
 
Student Research

2016

Bram, M., Dominguez, D., Furnald, K., Thomas, E. (2016). The Functional Medication Assessment: A Normative Study. Unpublished master's thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.

Bomm, J., Reyes, J., Kherata, H., Mucci, A., Pitta, S. (2016). Understanding Best Practices for Prescribing Orthoses for CMC OA: A Survey Study. Unpublished master's thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.

Christensen, J., DeBella, J., Lee-Fitizzi, M., Campolongo, R., Pruzansky, T. (2016). A Retrospective Comparison between CEW In-Class in Combination with CEW Home-Based Handwriting PRogram for Typically Developing Preschool Children.

De Martinis, J., Hoffman, C., Pantale, A., & Wall, K. (2016). The Unheard Voices of Transition: The experiences of 4 Female Young Adults with ASD as They Prepare to Graduate. Unpublished master's thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.

De Naples, K., Esena, A., Papetti, C., Ravinsky, M., Thomas, C. (2016). Exploring Older Adults' Perceptions Following Participation in a Community Mobility Wellness Program. Unpublished master's thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey. 

 

Grier, D., Kent, A., Weiss, M., Lambert, C. (2016). Sensory Processing Patterns, Learning Styles and Study Habits of Undergraduate College Students. Unpublished master's thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.

 

Harris, A., Moran, L., Lyons, D., Alicea, S. (2016) Parent Perceptions of their Young Children with Intellectual Disabilities Participation in Young Athletes™ Activities Within the Home. Unpublished master's thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.

 

Jirkovsky, M., Anh Tran, Q., Anderson, M., Belda, G., Ordner, J. (2016). The Reliability and Validity of Measuring Active Elbow Range of Motion Using the Dr. Goniometer Smartphone Application Versus a Standard Goniometer. Unpublished master's thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.

 

2013

Andujar, A., Calhoun, A., Deutsch, E., Pastrana, A., & Santostefano, N. (2013). Occupational therapy evolution: Does the year a therapist received education in OT shape the way they categorize activities in hand therapy? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Baglieri, K., Charles-Bodner, V., Hero, S. N., Patrizio, M., Shomer, R. (2013). Maintaining an active lifestyle post-stroke. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Katz, D., Landwirt, C. S., Lebowitz, L., & Vinpa, M., (2013). How do children with hemiplegia and their parents perceive their current occupational performance for goals identified on the COPM. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Den Bleyker, K., Dean, L. M., Lin, E. S., Satmaria, J., & Mezheritsky, K. (2013). How do children with ASD, their parents and community recreation leaders describe the participation of children with ASD in after school recreation programs? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Huus, K. E., Long, J., Borgen, A., & Solomon, A. (2013). Effects of exercise on grip strengthening in college students. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey. 
 
Curcio, C., Scimeca, K., Herrera, L., Shah, M., & Zissler, K. (2013). The effects of home modifications on falls and participation in older adults enrolled in a PACE program. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
2012
 
Budinic, L., Caprio, A., Krause, M., & Maddox, A. (2012). The meaning of play for siblings of children with disabilities. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Hanfling, S., Mehl, R., Soltan, R., LaFlesh, G., & DeJesus, S. (2012). Play Preferences of Children with Cerebral Palsy. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Walia, R., Wang, J., Ward, K., Barros, T., & Goldberg, M. (2012). Does sub-maximal warm-up exercise affect grip strength testing? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Albright, J., Mannino, L., O'Brien, D., Sullivan, K., & Warren, E. (2012). What are the factors that affect length of treatment of distal radius fracture in a specialized hand therapy clinic? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Aguayo, G., Cruz, M., Dave, N., Fishman, S., & Mulvihill, K. (2012). What occupation based activities are used in Hand Therapy? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
2011
 
Abdurakhmanov, M., Miller, T., Odza, D., Reilly, M., & Silverberg, E. (2011). Caregiver satisfaction with home health care regarding individuals with TBI. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Campbell, M., Certaro, A., & Kroll, P. (2011). The experiences of caregiving for a family member with dementia. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Guydish, S., Majdosz, J., Muller, A., & Nobbee, K. (2011) Healthcare Providers’ Experiences with Clients who Speak a Language other than English. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Castiglione, K., Orsini, K., Schwarz, S., Scotto, S., & Staiano, K. (2011) Experiences of Young Adults Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders who are Taking College Courses. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
2010
 
Castranova, A., Dixon-Sullivan, S., Mozzam, S., & Soliman, C. (2010). Experience of parents who are substance dependent. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Grohman, D., Lawless, K., Mancinelli, K., & Merino, T. (2010). Experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorders with post-secondary education. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Klics, B., Kopitnikoff, O., Kurzman, D., Marrale, J., & Wong, C. (2010) What Collaborative Approach is Most Effective When OTs and SLPs Provide Therapeutic Intervention to Individuals with Cognitive Impairments? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Jacobson, D., Lawless, K., Mancinelli K., & Merino, T. (2010). The Transition from High School to Post-Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Anaya. M., Galibov, A., Rosen, S., & Wolf, L. (2010). Do Clients with Orthopedic Conditions Have Better Functional Outcomes if Therapy is Client-Centered? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Duval, D., Gavin, E., Patel, N., Silhanek, J., & Teodosio, L. (2010). Areas of Vision Analyzed by the Typical Assessment Tools Utilized by Pediatric Occupational Therapists. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Hanna, A., Kearney, C., Lee, S., Sartori, C., & Tulud, G. (2010). Exploring the Perceived Roles of Service Providers Throughout the Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Baranello, M., Bodzioch, C., Claude, K., & Peregrin, E., (2010). What are the roles of mentors for entry-level Occupational Therapists? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
2009
 
Franco, I., Patusco, E., Portugal, L., & Thiros, R. (2009). What are the experiences of taking courses in a post-secondary institution (college) for people who have been diagnosed with ASD? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Mahana, M., Messina, K., Moller, C., & Sandello, S. (2009). Does teaching style effect the learning of graduate students? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Bogdanova, T., Brennan, K., Kessel, E., Lindgren, G., & Porta, J. (2009). What do older individuals understand about successful aging-in-place? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Boone, C., Levin, S., McEwan, M., & Rusmin, D. (2009). What effect does training on the early signs of autism have on supervisors and staff members within a community based day care program? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Cullen, J., Handler, G, Napolitano, L., & Stryzynski, B. (2009). How do the OT services available for the ASD population compare to the ABA services available in New Jersey? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Kram, L., Leiff, Z., McCormack, C., & Thomas, C. (2009). What does it mean to be a professional in the occupational therapy field. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Petrovski, K., Pollack, R., Ryp, D., & Smith, L. (2009). Does the children’s manual ability measure (C-MAM) have concurrent validity with the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) and Jebsen Hand Function Test (JHFT)? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
2008
 
Baum, D., Manganiello J., Patel, S., & Winters, L. (2008).The experiences of parents with children who are diagnosed with cerebral palsy and participating in constraint-induced movement therapy. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Bombardier, N., Maximos, J., Rothenberg, K., & Wild, T. (2008). Mental healthcare workers’ experiences when working with culturally diverse clients. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Cohen, S., Hamer-Finman, B., Millman, K., & Semkoski, C. (2008). Does the teaching experience influence occupational therapy students’ education? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Bergin, C., Pollak, R., Ruggerio, M., & Schachner, E. (2008). The impact of vision restoration therapy on an inpatient population with visual field loss. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Frankel, A., Proudfoot, M., Wong, C., & Zanelli, J. (2008). The effect of cultural competency training on supervisors and staff members within a community-based mental health organization.
 
Barnish, K., Gross, L., Rosenbaum, G., Schilling, J., & Wilson, A. (2008). Hand function in children with disabilities: Determining concurrent validity of the children’s manual ability measure (C-MAM).
 
Abbatemarco, C & Sultan, S. (2008) The effect of supplemental instructors on the academic performance of graduate students in the lab setting. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Hardt, B., & Mari, L., (2007). Teaching Assistantship – Gross Anatomy Laboratory. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
2007
 
Haystrand, N., Jackson, J., Silverman, G., & Wallerstein, R. (2007). Supervision and Level II fieldwork. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Amerman, K., David, J., Loketch, A., & Steinmetz, M. (2007). Teaching assistantship – Psycho-educational groups. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Cline, J., DeJesus, R., Kirzner, E., & Saffer, K. (2007). Psycho-educational group outcomes. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Bovino, J., Brooks, E., Brown, K., & Dimino, B. (2007). Reliability of the test of early bilateral hand use. Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
2006
 
Cohen, S., Itzkowitz, L., & Janovsky, B. (2006). What is the need for a community-based model of intervention that combines an interdisciplinary group approach to serving children with special needs under the age of three? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Alonso, R., Kaufmann, C., Mocarski, D., & Shim, G. (2006). What are the experiences of parents with children with PDD participating in a community based activity program? Unpublished master’s thesis, Kean University, Union, New Jersey.
 
Bokara, J., DeMeo, L., Lepore, N., & Mavus, L. (2006). Postsecondary school experiences of students diagnosed with a mental illness.
*Research published in the Psychiatric Rehabiliation Journal and presented at the New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association's (NJOTA) Annual Conference
 
Moccia, M., Saolmone, S., Stein, L., & Patel, V. (2006). How does the cultural lens of individuals participating in a mental health partial care program influence their perspective of that program?
*Research presented at the 2007 Mental Health Partnership Meeting
 
Jakobov, N., Travis, M., & Weinberg, B. (2006). What are the perceptions of therapists using groups as a therapeutic modality with individuals who are brain injured?
*Research published in the American Journal of Recreational Therapy
 
Dahan-Barasch, S., Jablonski, L, Schulgasser-Friedman, A., & Whitfield, K. (2005). Facets of community-based group outings for individuals with brain injury: Perceptions of four therapists from different disciplines. *Research published in the American Journal of Recreational Therapy