2015-2016 Faculty Scholarly Endeavors

PC: Dr. Art Kroetz

Department of Occupational Therapy
Transforming lives through occupation, service, and advocacy
Scholarly Activity 2015-2016

Peer Reviewed Publications

• Krpalek, D., Javaherian-Dysinger, H, & Hewitt, L. (2016). Health Profiles of allied health
students enrolled in a faith-based institution. Journal of Allied Health.

• Javaherian, H., Krpalek, D., Huecker, E., Hewitt, L. Brown, C., Cabrera, M., Francis, J., Rogers, K., & Server, S. (2015, Dec.). Occupational needs and goals of survivors of domestic violence. Accepted by Occupational Therapy in Health Care. 1-9.

• Farahat, E., Javaherian-Dysinger, H., Rice, G., Schneider, L., Daher, N., & Heine, N. (Accepted January 2015). Nutrition Students’ Perceptions of the Educational Value of a Formative Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Submitted to Journal of Allied Health.

Peer Reviewed Submissions

• Garcia, L., Kugel, J., Javaherian-Dysinger, H., & Huecker, E. (2016). Developing an Indigenous, Entry-level Master Degree Program in a Country with an Emerging OT Profession. Submitted to Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.

• Hemberger, C., Kugel, J., Krpalek, D., & Javaherian, H. (2016). Exploring the impact of an occupational therapy wellness program. Submitted to the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

• Kugel, J., Javaherian, H., & Hewitt, L. (2016). The role of occupational therapy in community based programming: Addressing childhood promotion. Submitted to Open Journal of Occupational Therapy.


• Krpalek, D. (2015). Exploring the Effectiveness of an Occupation-Based Intervention: An Experimental Study with Calligraphy”. SAHP Research Seed Money, $2269.32.

• Krpalek, D., & Javaherian, H. (2015). Experiences of Participating in the Complete Health Improvement Program: Perceived Facilitators and Barriers to Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle. CFOT Research Seed Money.

• Kugel, J. (2016). The Walmart Community Grants Team and Facility # 1692 are pleased to inform you that your Community Grant application has been selected to receive a $1,500.00 grant.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publication

• Javaherian, H., Lewis, K., Moss, L., & Hewitt, L. (2016). Legacy building: A pilot program. Submitted to OT Practice, February 2015. Accepted for February 2016.

State and Regional Presentations

• De Brun, J. (2015). Characteristics of Substance Abuse Versus Mental Illness: A Pediatric Occupational Therapy Perspective. San Luis Obispo Country Children and Family Services.

• De Brun, J. (2015). Early Intervention: A Transdisciplinary Approach. San Bernardino County Children’s Network.

• Javaherian-Dysinger, H. (2015, Oct). Integrating health into underserved areas: CHIP and DV. OTAC Annual Conference, Sacramento, CA. 1.5 contact hours.

• Javaherian, H., Linas, C., & Wheeler, R. (2015). Health Profiles of Persons with Disabilities:
Implications for Health and Lifestyle in Rehabilitation. OTAC Spring Fling, Paradise Pier Hotel, 1.5 Contact hours.

• Palladino, J. (2015), Problem –Solving Fieldwork Dilemmas. Co-presented to fieldwork coordinator/educators at Collaborative Southern California Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Council Annual Meeting, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center

• Roese, H. & Palladino, J. (2015). Supporting Health and Participation for Individuals with Dementia and their Caregivers. 2.0 contact hours
Co-presented for clinicians, faculty and students at Loma Linda University School of Allied Health Homecoming Weekend.

• Roese, H. & Palladino, J. (2015). Supporting Health and Participation for Individuals with Dementia and their Caregivers.
Co-presented for occupational therapy students and faculty from Jikei College, Osaka Japan.

• Roese, H., & Hewitt, L. (2016). Fall Prevention: Caring for you and your loved one. Inland Empire Alzheimer’s Support, Calimesa, California

• Salamat, A. (2015). Trauma and Early Childhood. Child Care Resource Center.

• Salamat, A. (2015). Beyond Sleeping and Eating: How to Promote all Domains of Development with Infants. The CCRC Institute: For Teachers, Site Directors, Family Child Care Providers, Unlicensed Care Givers and Child Advocates.

• Salamat, A. (2015). Caring for Vulnerable Children. San Bernardino County, Social Workers Adoption Unit

• Krpalek, D. (2016). When rubble settles: Occupational therapy in post-earthquake Haiti. Annual Faculty Showcase, Loma Linda University.

• Krpalek, D. (2016). Health profiles of allied health students in faith-based universities. Annual Faculty Showcase, Loma Linda University.

• Rakoski, D. (2016). Mobile Computer Therapy: Maximizing Acute Care Goals. OTAC Spring
Fling, San Diego, CA.

National Presentations

• Krpalek, D., Javaherian, H., & Hewitt, L. (2016). Designing Occupational Therapy Services in a Primary Care Setting: Successful Strategies and Lessons Learned. AOTA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

• Javaherian, H. (2016). End of Life Care and the Power of Occupation. AOTA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

• Javaherian, H. (2016). Role of OT and DV. AOTA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

• Rakoski, D. & Ferguson, R. (2015). Hands-On Clinical Reasoning with Everyday Technologies for Occupation-Based Interventions. Pre-conference institute presented at the Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Nashville, TN.

• Rakoski, D. & Ferguson, R. (2015). Therapeutic Use of Technology: Case-based Clinical Reasoning with Everyday Technology. Short Course presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association Specialty Conference – Adults with Stroke, New Orleans, LA.

• Rakoski, D., & Donahue, M. (2015). Shooting for a Higher Target: Taking Computer Access
Beyond Device Selection. Workshop presented at the Annual Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Conference, Denver, CO.

• Rakoski, D. Lindstrom, D., Gitlow, L., Bondoc, S., & Ferguson, R. (2015). A Clinical Reasoning Approach to the Use of Everyday Technology to Support Engagement in Occupation and Participation. Poster presented at the Annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Nashville, TN.

• Rakoski, D. (2015). Virtual Context of Occupation: Integrating Everyday Technology Into Everyday Practice. Short Course presented at the Saginaw Valley State University – 2015 SOTA Conference, Saginaw, MI.

• Rakoski, D. (2016). What can you MaKey-MaKey? Creative Switch Adaptations for Engaging Interventions. AOTA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

• Rakoski, D. (2016). Supporting Engagement in Occupation and Participation: A Clinical Reasoning Approach to the Use of Everyday Technology. AOTA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

• Salamat, A. (2015). Characteristics of motor development in young children who experienced maltreatment. American Occupational Therapy Association. Annual Conference.

• Salamat, A. (2016). AOTA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Faculty Pursuing Doctoral Degrees

• Stacey Cunningham – PhD in Social Policy & Social Research, Loma Linda University.

• Sharon Pavlovich – PhD in Management, Walden University.

• Praveen Injeti – PhD in Cognitive Psychology, Grand Canyon University (application stage)

Other Scholarly Activity

Harvard Macy Scholars
• Sharon Pavlovich, 2014, 2015
• Heather Javaherian-Dysinger, 2015