College of Health Professions

department of Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science

 

Faculty and Staff

 

Barbara Demchick, ScD, OTR/L

Combined BS/MS Program Coordinator
Graduate Faculty
Assistant Professor

 

Office: Enrollment Services, 247  
Phone: 410-704-5623  
Fax: 410-704-2322  
Email: bdemchick@towson.edu  

 

 

Firstname Lastname, Ph.D.

 

Educational Background.

MS, Towson University, Occupational Therapy
BS
,
University of Pennsylvania, Occupational Therapy

ScD, Towson University, Occupational Science

 

Areas of Professional Interest
Autism
Family quality of life in families with children/youth and young adults with disabilities
Occupational therapy practice with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers

Courses Typically Taught

OCTH 301 Genetics, Health and Society
OCTH 325 Occupational Therapy Practice with Children and Youth
OCTH 326 Occupational Therapy Fieldwork with Children and Youth
OCTH 781 Graduate Seminar in Occupational Therapy
OCTH 880 Graduate Project in Occupational Therapy

 

 

Selected Publications


Demchick, B. & Pendzick, M. (2009).Children and adolescents with neurological challenges: Cerebral Palsy. In J.V. Delany and M.J. Pendzick (Eds). Working with children and adolescents: A guide for the occupational therapy assistant (pp.394-416). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Demchick, B. (1981). A child’s dynamic wrist extension-assist splint. Inter-Clinic Information Bulletin, 17(12), 13-16.

Selected Presentations
Flanagan, J., Demchick, B., Landa, R., Delany, J., Crabtree, L., & LaVesser, P. (2013). Poster Presentation: Play and movement in infants at risk for autism. American Occupational Therapy Association [AOTA] Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Demchick, B., Feheeley, K., Gambill, L., Hoopengardner, L., Marcum, H., Osowski, A., . . . Stone, S. (2012). Poster Presentation: The impact of collaborative services on pragmatic language, social participation, and engagement of preschoolers. Maryland Occupational Therapy Association [MOTA] Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Demchick, B. & Crabtree, L. (2011). Evidence based and useful interventions for young children on the autism spectrum. AOTA Specialty Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Murphy, L., Bentley, J., & Demchick, B. (2011). Cultural considerations during fieldwork education. MOTA Conference, Pikesville, MD.

Demchick, B.(2011). Family quality of life in families with youth with autism: MOTA Conference, Pikesville, MD.

Demchick, B. & Eskow, K. G. (2011). Poster Presentation: Family quality of life in families with a young school aged child with autism. AOTA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Murphy, L., Bentley, J., & Demchick, B. (2011). Cultural considerations during fieldwork education. MOTA Conference, Pikesville, MD.

Crabtree, L. & Demchick, B.(2011). The value of occupational therapy within interdisciplinary
collaborative services for children and adults on the autism spectrum. AOTA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Demchick, B. & Crabtree, L. (2010). Poster Presentation: Interdisciplinary collaborative educational experiences with children and adults on the autism spectrum. Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence Disorders [OCALI] Conference, Columbus, OH.


 


 





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