Department of Occupational Therapy shines at AOTA conference


Contributed by Matt Morgan

The Ithaca College Department of Occupational Therapy had a memorable weekend at the 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association Conference in early April.

More than 30 members of the IC OT program past and present contributed to 12 presentations (full list below); faculty members received multiple honors; and alumni showcased products. 

Associate Professor Lynn Gitlow was named a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. This honor is given to occupational therapists who, with their knowledge and expertise, have made significant contributions to continuing education and the professional development of other members of the AOTA.

Assistant Professor Julie Dorsey was given a Service Commendation for her contribution to the Work and Industry Special Interest Section. Dorsey served as the Professional Development Coordinator of forums, and was announced as the incoming chair of the Special Interest Section (three-year term) starting July 2014.

IC alum Simon Carson was a vendor at the conference, displaying an iPad-based Standardized Touchscreen Assessment of Cognition with a Speech Pathologist application, which he co-developed.

Ithaca College produced presentations: