In this edition, we highlight Dr. Ellen Cohn's career and contributions to occupational therapy. Dr. Ellen Cohn is a distinguished researcher in occupational therapy. She has published widely in the areas of autism, clinical reasoning, fieldwork education and supervision, and client perspectives of living with or parenting people with disabilities. This course is part of a quarterly series on OccupationalTherapy.com designed as a salute to the OT pioneers with contributing editor Dr. Franklin Stein. It is presented in an engaging Q & A format and highlights the OT pioneer's journey into occupational therapy and research accomplishments.
Course created on June 30, 2020
Course Type: Text
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Client Factors; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-706045; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to collaborate with colleagues to augment experiences that foster desired engagement for autistic people.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the value of listening to the perspectives of people seeking occupational therapy.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how occupational therapy practitioners use their distinct perspectives to support engagement in occupation.
Ellen S. Cohn, OTR, ScD, FAOTA
Ellen S. Cohn, ScD, OTR/L, FAOTA – Ellen Cohn is a Clinical Professor and Program Director of the entry-level OTD program at Boston University – College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Dr. Cohn earned a BS degree in Occupational Therapy from Boston University, an Ed.M. degree in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a ScD degree in Therapeutic Studies from Boston University. In addition to directing the occupational therapy program, Dr. Cohn teaches courses related to clinical reasoning, occupational therapy intervention, evidence-based practice, group leadership, and critical analysis of theory and research in health, adaptation, and disability. Dr. Cohn has 40 years of experience in the academic setting serving as an academic fieldwork coordinator, faculty and program director. Dr. Cohn’s research focuses on the perspectives of children, adolescents and families related to personal, contextual and occupational factors that support or inhibit successful participation in school, at home, and in the community. She is committed to understanding their lives, hopes and desires, and valued outcomes from occupational therapy. Her research advocates for OTs to communicate with clients and use measures and document outcomes that are congruent with clients’ priorities. She completed a NIH funded mixed- methods study exploring the culturally based explanatory models of health and illness among parents of children with asthma. Other studies have focused on the strategies parents use to promote the social participation of their children with acquired brain injuries, fidelity to the principles of sensory integration intervention and parental concerns of families with children with sensory processing challenges and their perspectives on intervention outcomes. She is currently working on an IES funded research project to understand how and when high-school students with autism spectrum disorder learn the skills necessary for self-management of daily responsibilities. She has developed programs with the Museum of Science, Boston to support inclusion for youth with autism spectrum disorder in community-based settings that are now being replicated by other OT programs in the US. She was a co-editor of Willard and Spackman’s Occupational Therapy 10th and 11th editions. Dr. Cohn served as the first AOTA New England Regional Fieldwork Consultant, developed an AOTA curriculum for fieldwork educators (SPICES), served on the AOTA SI SIS, consulted to and served as a member of the AOTA Commission on Practice, helped revise the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework and is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and member of the AJOT and OTJR Editorial Boards. In these roles she promoted best practices in fieldwork education, clinical reasoning and provided the professional with current resources that reflect the values and ideals of occupational therapy practice. She is the recipient of numerus awards including the AOTA Slagle Lectureship Award, AOTF A. Jean Ayres Research Award, the MAOT Herbert J. Hall Award, the MAOT Catherine Trombly Award, the Sargent College Whitney Powers Award for Teaching Excellence, the USC Wilma West lectureship and the Texas OT Association Breakfast with a Scholar Keynote Presentation Award.
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