OTD Capstone Projects

OTD Capstone Projects

 
Belmont’s Doctoral Program in Occupational Therapy (OTD) is designed for those who wish to enter the field of occupational therapy at the highest level of preparation. This collection contains doctoral-level capstone poster projects created by Belmont OTD students.

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Capstone Projects from 2022

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GiGi’s Playhouse Program Development, Jensen Anderson

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Adult Program Development GiGi’s Playhouse, Ella E. Baggett

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Burnout Solutions Through Wellness and Outdoor Adventure, Cassidy Bizzell

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Promoting the Benefits of Therapy Dogs in Healthcare Settings through Children's Literature, Angela Bozik

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The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes Needed for Entry Level Wheelchair Service Providers: A Collaboration with ISWP and CTF, Taylor Bumbalough

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Illuminate Academy Shine Shop Resources and Kindergarten Market Research, Rya G. Carroll

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Community Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities, Marshall Dumas

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Pediatric Manual Wheelchair Skills Handbook, Brooke Edwards

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Advocacy and Collaboration to Promote and Enhance Services Provided by Ability App, Callie Emerson

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Integrating Best Practice in Belmont’s OTD Curriculum through Research, Dissemination, and Development of Supplemental Course Materials, Alyson Graham

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Promoting Client-Centered Learning and Education of Teenage Mothers, Katie R. Hartline

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Educational Guides to Assistive Technology and Digital Literacy for Older Adults and Caregivers, Cheney D. Hess

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Developing Resources to Promote Proficient Telehealth Service Delivery and Increase Knowledge about Making Changes to a State’s Practice Act, Cassandra M. Howe

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Applying Self-Compassion and Stress Management Techniques to Increase Healthy Behaviors Among Women at The New Beginnings Center, Payton Knupp

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Promoting Participant and Community Participation at Saddle Up!, Savannah R. MacIsaac

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Assessment of Independent Living Skills for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: The BrightStone Experience, Amy Mack

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Promoting Occupational Well-Being Through Program Development at Rock Steady Boxing, Meredith F. Maines

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Home and Environmental Modifications and Community Resources for Individuals with Visual Impairment, Kimberly McLaughlin

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Promoting Community Accessibility Through Advocacy and Networking with The Ability App, Chloe C. Moore

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Nobody Likes Busy Work: TILTing an OTA Program's Curriculum, Sarah Parkinson

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Believe in All: Adaptive Gymnastics Program, Pooja Patel

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Evaluating Accessibility in TN State Parks, Ashley C. Phillips

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Enhancing OTD Clinical Pathophysiology Course Curriculum, Ashley N. Rabuck

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Coaching for Independent Living Skills in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Friends Life Community, Ashley G. Raby

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Vehicle Modification Resources for Families of Tucker’s House, Heather Ribolla

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Abundant Life Youth Program: Promoting Positive Youth Development through Outdoor Experience, Elizabeth Robinson

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Illuminate Academy Kindergarten Market Research and Shine Shop, Shauna Rocha

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Independent Study Curriculums for Adult Students with IDD at Lipscomb University - IDEAL, Megan Roman

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Developing Evidence Based Protocols to Enhance Occupational Therapy Treatment of the Upper Extremity, Alexandra Ross

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Promoting Therapist’s Use of IADLs: Establishing a Pet Care Protocol with Stallworth Inpatient Rehab, Christa Schmieder

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Development and Implementation of an Outcome Measure for MOVE Inclusive Dance, Morgan Sondergeld

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Driving with Low Vision: Development of Evidence Based Practice Manual for Bioptic Drivers, Emily Rose Sonni

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The Parkinson's Wellness Project: An 8-part educational video series, Samantha L. Stevenson

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Abundant Life Adventure Club Youth Program: Positive Youth Development through Outdoor Recreation and Adventure, Gabriela Swiecki

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Increasing Self-Determination Throughout the Transition Process: A Resource Guide for Benton Hall Academy, Melanie N. Vacchiano

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Occupational Therapy and Animal Assisted Therapy: Advocacy for the Field & Best Practice, Mackenzie E. VanderBloomen

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Teaching and Supplemental Material Development for Belmont University's OTD Neuroscience Course, Jessica Van Ryzin

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Developing an Educational Foundation for Incorporating Animal Assisted Interventions into Rehabilitation Settings, Chandni Vyas

Capstone Projects from 2021

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Life Skills Curriculum for Lower Middle School Students at Benton Hall Academy, Elizabeth Atkins

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GiGi's Playhouse Program Development, Tatianna Balis

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Withdrawing without withholding: A quantitative report of factors indicative of the need for early rehabilitation services after intrauterine drug exposure, Brooke G. Bohanan

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Supporting Working Family Caregivers and Older Adults Through an Educational Employer-Based Eldercare Program, Chanté Bowens

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Addressing Comorbidity Education Needs in TriStar Skyline’s Readmission Reduction Program, Savannah Carroll

Home Modification Resources for Families of Children with Disabilities, Brittany Chamberlin

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Social Communication in Learners Using Transactional Supports, Brittany Clark

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Integration of Occupational Therapy Into Primary Care, Averie Conn

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Creating an Occupational Therapy Supported Wellness Program: Nurture Your Postpartum Body, Lincoln Elliott

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Promoting Awareness and Healing in Persons in Mental Health and Addiction Recovery in Middle Tennessee, Savannah Rain Flint

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Clinicians' Perspectives on the Permobil Explorer Mini, Searcy Fox

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Clinicians' Perspectives on the Permobil Explorer Mini, Hannah Guffey

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Lipscomb IDEAL: Promoting Independent Living Skills in Students with Intellectual Disabilities, Abigail Hamblen

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Creating Home Modification Solutions for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, Ryan Heuer

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Occupational Therapy and Animal Assisted Interventions: Professionalizing the Field, Annie Hudson

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Establishing OT Programming Within a Local Correctional Facility, Kayla Kennedy

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Equine-Assisted Activities: Increasing Participation and Quality of Life for Individuals with Disabilities, Melissa Mabry

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Exploration of Community Resources for Adults and Children with Disabilities and Their Caregivers in Middle Tennessee, Amanda McCutchin

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Developing Power Skills and Effective Partnerships with Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Madison McLean

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Strategies for Promoting Engagement in Youth Advocacy Program, Dana Murray

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Clinicians Perspectives on the Permobil Explorer Mini, Lilly Otoole

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Illuminate Academy Interoception Curriculum & Resources, Paige Poole

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Reimagining Room In The Inn’s Housing Readiness Program: Providing Teaching Strategies to Reach All Participants, Kara Reed

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Advocacy for Older Adults at a State Unit on Aging, Nicki Richardson

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Navigating the community with a disability: How Ability App can help and why OTs should get involved, Hailey Scandin

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An Occupational Therapy Approach to Developing Empowerment: Supporting the Recovery of Women Affected by Substance Abuse in a Residential Treatment Facility, Margaret Schneider-Adams and Molly Schneider-Adams

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Integrating Occupational Therapy and Animal Assisted Therapy, Erin Trella

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Occupational Therapy Service and Clinic Development within Student-Run, Pro-Bono Outpatient Rehab Clinic, Nicole Versace

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Environmental Interventions and Modifications for Individuals with Down Syndrome: Creating an Assessment Tool and Social Story for Increased Participation, Erica Williams

Capstone Projects from 2020

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Pediatric Feeding Therapy at it's Finest: A Comprehensive Approach, Shelby Anderson

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Nurses for Newborns – Incorporating an Occupational Therapy Perspective in its Work with Women and Families in the Perinatal Period, Lynsey Beros

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Strategies for Hybrid Teaching, Julia Bilotta

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Increasing Participation in Children and Adults with Disabilities at Christ Presbyterian Church, Taylor Boggus

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Accessibility and Inclusivity at the Frist Art Museum, Andrea M. Boyer

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Advancing the Scientific Understanding of Spiritual Care for Trauma in Combat Veterans and First Responders, Megan Broecker

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Advocacy For Occupational Therapy Within A Local Jail, Caitlin Clark

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Evaluating Fitness-to-Drive Among Individuals with Sensory Deficits: A Retrospective Chart Review, Caroline Clark

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Introducing Occupational Balance and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction to Women at The New Beginnings Center, Piper Cleveland

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Power Skills Curriculum Development for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Friends Life Community, April Coleson

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Supporting Older Adults Through Aging in Place and CAPABLE Programs, Laura Compton

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Bringing an Occupational Therapy Perspective to Linden Waldorf School, Morgan Craig

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Self Regulation Protocol for MOVE Inclusive Dance, Rebecca Denton

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Cultivating Vocational and Independent Living Skills through Meaningful Occupations, Sawyer Dullaghan

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Addressing challenges in solid food transitioning in infants, Stephanie Gonyea

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Exploring the World of ON TIME Pediatric Power Mobility, Lauren Hanna

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LymphaTouch™ as a Preparatory Method for Chemo-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Radiation-Induced Fibrosis: A Case Study, Abigail Harris

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Implementation of the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI-CAT) with Equine Assisted Activity and Therapy Participants, Tori Hendricks

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"Mommy & Me" Constraint Therapy at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Logan Herndon

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Efficacy and Caregiver Perceptions of Child Passenger Safety Device Interventions for Behavioral and Postural Deficits, Michaela Isenberg

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Promoting Physical Activity & Social Participation in Young Adults with IDD with Best Buddies, Belmont Chapter, Courtney Janusz

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AOTA Continuing Education: Occupational Therapy’s Role in Addressing Sexuality and Intimacy, Tiffany E. Lee and Jacqueline M. Marquez

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Holistic Home Modification: Developing a Client-Centered Approach to Home Assessments and Quality of Life Measures, Maggie Little

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Promoting Sensory Environments and Strategies for Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes, Emma Mace

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Development and Implementation of Employment and Housing Power Week Curriculum For Next Steps, Kelli McClintock

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Support, Advocacy, and Education for Individuals with Mental Illness, Mackenzie Mellinger

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Increasing Access to Play: Establishing a Switch-Adapted Toy Library at Christ Presbyterian Church, Megan Moody

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Promoting Interprofessional Collaboration Through Education in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting, Emma Murphy

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Developing Exercise and Education Programs for Boxers with Parkinson’s Disease, Kristine Ramsey

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Breaking Down Barriers: Utilizing Virtual Resources to Promote Occupational Balance Among Vulnerable Populations In the Midst of a Global Pandemic, Roya Rezadoost

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On Site Home Assessments for Individuals with Disabilities, Lacy Roling

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Increasing Employment Success: Helping Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at Friends Life Improve Job Readiness Skills, Madeleine Ruff

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ONTIME Self-Initiated Mobility, Katherine Sanders