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Jennifer Petersen

Assistant Professor


Dr. Petersen teaches Assessment, Interventions IIA, and leads a Fieldwork IB experience. Additionally, she mentors doctoral students' research projects and doctoral projects.


Education and Training


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

Certifications


  • Fieldwork Educator Certification
  • Autism Certification
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment in Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and other Neuromotor Disorders
  • Advanced Sensory Integration Certification including administering and interpreting the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test

As a pediatric clinician, watching a child thrive and a family grow is inspirational, and to be a part of that process is magical. As an educator, it is my passion to educate future occupational therapy practitioners so that they may grow and reach their highest potential while enhancing the field of occupational therapy.

Dr. Jennifer Petersen


Research Interests


Dr. Petersen's current research includes assisting with the development of a new assessment called the Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration and analyzing the utilization of outcome measures within pediatric practices.


Publications


Publications

Mailloux, Z., Grady, P., Petersen J., Parham, L.D., Smith Roley, S., Bundy, A., Schaaf, R.C. (in-press). Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration Vestibular and Proprioceptive Tests: Construct Validity and Internal Consistency. American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Petersen, J. Mailloux, Z., Leao, M. & Schaaf, R. (2020). Validity of the Vestibular and Proprioceptive Tests of the Evaluation of Ayres Sensory Integration (EASI). American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

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

Kilburg, L., McCombs, A. and Petersen, J. (2020). Opportunities and Benefits of Innovative Level I Fieldwork Instructional Methods. AOTA Ed Summit.

Kilburg, L. and Petersen J. (2020). Current Concepts in Occupational Therapy. Virtual Course. St. Ambrose University.

Kilburg, L. and Petersen J. (2019). Current Concepts in Occupational Therapy. OSF Healthcare, Peoria, Illinois;

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.


Professional Memberships

American Occupational Therapy Association
Iowa Occupational Therapy Association

Contact


Jennifer Petersen

Occupational Therapy
Center for Health Sciences Education, 1320 W. Lombard St.
Mailing: 518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
PetersenJennifer@sau.edu

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