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Jennifer Petersen

Clinical Instructor


Jennifer teaches the Fieldwork Level IB course and helps advise students on their fieldwork placements. She also teaches specialty topics within Interventions IA and Interventions IIA.

Her clinical expertise is working with the pediatric clientele from birth to adolescents. Her clinical experience also includes working with older adults in long-term care. 

She has specialty certifications in Autism, Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests, and Neuro-Developmental Treatment in Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromotor Disorders.


Education and Training


  • Post Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
  • Master of Occupational Therapy, St. Ambrose University
  • BA, Psychology, St. Ambrose University

Research Interests


Ms. Petersen's current research interests include sensory Integration and processing throughout the lifespan, emotional regulation strategies, and promotion of health and wellness for infants through adolescents.

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Publications

Petersen, J. (2017). The Effect of Different Intervention Programs On The Self-Concept and Motor Proficiency of 7 to 9 year old Children with Dcd. Child: Care, Health And Development. 34 (3) (316-328). Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence-Based Practice Project.

Frolek Clark, G., Schlabach, T., Barnett, M., Carr, M., Hinkle, B., Kluever, J., Rowold, N., and Wheelock, A. (2011). What is the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions used in occupational therapy to promote pre-literacy skills? American Occupational Therapy Association, Critically Appraised Table Project.

Presentations

Rudolphi, T. and Petersen J. (2018) Basic: Pediatric Pelvic Floor Dysfunction a Multisystem Approach. Clarke University.

Schlabach, T. and Petersen, J. (2016). Sensory Integration Demystified for SLP's. American Speech and Hearing Association.

Petersen, J. (2012). Understanding Our Sensory Systems. Tanager Mental Health Institute.

Petersen, J. (2012). Understanding Our Sensory Systems. The ARC of East Central Iowa.

Frolek Clark, G., Schlabach, T., Barnett, M., Carr, M., Hinkle, B., Kluever, J., Rowold, N., and Wheelock, A. (2011). What is the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions used in occupational therapy to promote pre-literacy skills? American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference. April 2011.

Frolek Clark, G., Schlabach, T., Barnett, M., Carr, M., Hinkle, B., Kluever, J., Rowold, N., and Wheelock, A. (2011). What is the evidence for the effectiveness of interventions used in occupational therapy to promote pre-literacy skills? Dean's Midwest Research Conference.

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