College of Health Professions


Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science

Current Students

Students earning Master's degrees conduct a final group research project under the supervision of a faculty director. Topics for the research projects typically relate to the faculty's research line. Below are listed recent graduate research projects.

Graduate Projects- 2011

Community Living and Mental Illness: An Exploration of Occupational Engagement
Project Director: M. Beth Merryman, PhD, OTR/L

Designing and Implementing Leisure and Mobility in the Community
Classes for Older Adults with Low Vision: An Educational Study
Project Director: Theresa M. Smith, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT

Engaging Youth Using Participatory Action Research to Address Self-Efficacy
Project Director: M. Beth Merryman, PhD, OTR/L

Exploring Pedestrian Behaviors and Environmental Factors at Crosswalks on a University Campus
Project Director: Wendy Stav, PhD, OTR/L, SCDCM, FAOTA

Factors Influencing Education for the Prevention and Reduction of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries Among Commercial Drivers
Project Director: S. Maggie Reitz, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

An Investigation of Sustained Pet Ownership: Protective Factors and Barriers Among Community Dwelling Older Adults
Project Director: S. Maggie Reitz, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Family Quality of Life in Families with Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum
Project Director: Barbara Demchick, MS, OTR/L & Karen Eskow, PhD, OTR/L

Measuring Social Participation of Children on the Autism Spectrum During Sensory Motor and Play-Based Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy Sessions with Peers
Project Director: Janet Delany, DEd, OTR/L, FAOTA

The Impact of a Collaborative Intervention Approach on Pragmatic Language and Participation in Preschoolers
Project Director: Barbara Demchick, MS, OTR/L

The Impact of the Center for Adults with Autism Programs on the Knowledge and Attitudes of Towson University Students in Regards to Adults on the Autism Spectrum: A Mixed Methods Study
Project Director: Lisa Crabtree, PhD, OTR/L

Therapists’ Experiences of Providing Education & Training to Caregivers of Stroke Survivors: A Nationwide Multidisciplinary Study
Project Director: Sonia Lawson, PhD, OTR/L

Relaxation Intervention and the Use of the Kawa Model with Women with High-Risk Pregnancy Hospitalized on Bed Rest
Project Director: Jenna Yeager,PhD, OTR/L



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