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Occupational Therapy

Terry Schlabach

Terry Schlabach photo


Occupational Therapy

Health Sciences Center, 228
1320 W. Lombard St.
Davenport, IA 52804


Teaches neuroscience as well as pediatric occupational therapy. She is board certified in pediatrics and teaches courses on autism. Terry also coordinates study abroad trips to Ecuador in occupational therapy.

Specializes in curriculum design and is currently chairperson of Educational Policies committee.

Education and Training

PhD, Illinois State University
Higher Education

MA University of Iowa
Instructional Design and Technology

BS Colorado State University
Occupational Therapy

Courses Taught

Neuroscience for Occupational Therapists
Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Special topics including Study Abroad in Ecuador, OT in the Schools, OT and Autism
Occupational Therapy Research III


American Occupational Therapy Association
Iowa Occupational Therapy Association
Autism Society of America

Recent or Noteworthy Publications

Case-Smith, J., Clark, G. & Schlabach, T. (July/August 2013) Systematic review of interventions used in OT to Promote Motor Performance, American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Clark, G. & Schlabach, T. (July/August 2013) Effective interventions for improving cognitive development in children ages birth to 5 years, American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Community Involvement

  • Autism Board of the Quad Cities
  • Quad Cities Alliance for Integration of Refugees
  • Coordinates support group (YES!) for young adults with autism
  • Volunteer in Literacy is for Everyone (LIFE program) working with refugees teaching English