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Student Capstone Projects

OTD Student Capstone Projects- Class of 2023

Integrating Proper Body Mechanics Education and Nutrition Education at We Will Go Ministries (Erin Barnes)

The Vision: Developing a pilot hybrid program for visually impaired individuals in Mississippi (Cassidy Barnett)

Designing a Sensory Room and Developing a Grant Proposal to Supply the Equipment for Use in a School Based Therapeutic Environment for Students with Speech and Language Impairments (Brooke Bell)

Best Practices for Patient’s with Parkinson’s Disease to Integrate into a Program Community (Beth Brinkley)

Improving Children's Transition from USM Children's Center into Kindergarten Through an Educational Guidebook for Teachers and Caregivers (Sydney Brossard)

Healthy LEAP: A Special Olympics Mississippi Program (Miracle Buckley)

Addressing Sleep Quality in Children Attending Out-Patient Occupational Therapy (Baylee Bryant Clifton)

Bridging the Gap Between Food Insecurity and Financial Literacy for Better Patient Outcomes within UMMC EversCare Clinic (Kristen Dunaway)

Investigating and Optimizing the Productivity of the Mobility Techs Involved in the Safe Mobility Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Miranda Edwards)

Primitive Reflex Integration: Insight Therapy Center (Lexie Fallon)

Promoting Parent Involvement: The Development of an Advocacy Initiative for the Needs of Elementary Students (Cristina Friend)

Implementation of Monthly STEM Lessons into We Will Go's After-school Program (Lindsey Groce)

Quality Improvement of Dry Needling Protocol within the Scope of Occupational Therapy at G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center (Zach Hardin)

Patient Education for Nonoperative and Operative Management of CMC Osteoarthritis at Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics (Austin Harmon)

Educating on Acute Care: Design and Implementation of an ICU/Acute Care Module Within the Curriculum of the MOT Program at ULM (Rhett Henderson)

Wellness After Therapy: A Resource for Patients Following Discharge from NMMC Neuroscience Outpatient Rehab (Hannah Heustess)

Development of an OT Toolkit for 1st and 2nd Grade Students at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (Mackenzie Johnson)

Expanding Adaptive Sports for Veteran Health and Wellness (Calli Johnston)

Unlimited Potential for Success: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Upper Extremity Prosthetic Devices (Mary Ashton Lembo)

An Introduction of Interprofessional Collaboration to Physical and Occupational Therapy Assistant Students (Abbie Scott McDill)

Developing and Implementing an Expanded Marketing Campaign for the Little Light House Annual Garden Party to Support Financial Growth and Services (Marquita McIntosh)

Sensory Amenity Development for Hope Hollow Ministries (Morgan Pope McRaney)

Implementing a Sensory Friendly Event to Promote a Sensory Inclusive Children's Museum (Madeline Richardson)

The Quest for Success: A protocol guide for vocational rehabilitation (Olivia Roberts)

Implementing a Biopsychosocial Approach in an Outpatient Therapy Clinic in North Mississippi (Austin Smith)

Advancing Interprofessional Collaboration: The Creation of a Low Vision Program Through Training and Resource Development (Jenna Starks)

Developing an Acute Care Survival Guide for Occupational and Physical Therapy at Children's of Mississippi (Autumn Tamor)

Promoting an Effective Orientation Through the Development of a Reference Guide at a Veterans' Hospital (Elizabeth Thompson)

Empower Me: Fall Prevention and Fitness for Older Adults (Lydia Thompson)

Supporting Success: Promoting Occupational Success for those Experiencing Homelessness in Collaboration with the Community of Jackson, MS (Abbie Tidwell)

Enhancing the Assistive Technology Course Content of the MOT Bridge Program at ULM (Amber Tillman)

Designing and Developing Original Mustard Seed Material for the “Virtual Seedster Program” to Increase Community Involvement for Adults with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (Delaney Wallace)

Creating a Life Skills Curriculum for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (Brooke Wells)

Patient and Community Empowerment: Promoting Wellness and Health Literacy Among Patients and Community Members through Educational Materials and Community Outreach (Sarah Whinery)

Employee Engagement within Acute Care Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Liza Wise)


Please contact the Department of Occupational Therapy for more details regarding these projects.