Barbara Demchick, ScD, OTR/L

Clinical Associate Professor, Graduate Faculty

Barbara Demchick, ScD, OTR/L

Contact Information

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Education

ScD., Occupational Science, Towson University

M.S., Occupational Therapy, Towson University

B.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise

Family quality of life in families with children, youth and young adults with disabilities

Autism and early identification of autism

Occupational therapy practice with infants, toddlers and preschoolers

Select Publications

  • Eglseder, K., & Demchick, B. (2017). Sexuality and spinal cord injury: The lived experience of intimate partners. OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health, Pre-published March 29, 2017. DOI: 10.1177/153944921771394
  • Demchick, B.B., & Day, K.H. (2016). A collaborative naturalistic service delivery program for enhancing pragmatic language and participation in preschoolers. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, & Early Intervention, 9, 340-352.
  • Crabtree, L.A., & Demchick, B.B. (2015). Adults on the autism spectrum: Perceived effects of participation in a University-based challenge course program. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 31(3), 253-265.
  • Merryman, M.B., Eskow, K., & Demchick, B.B. (2015). Mental health and emotional needs in transition. In M.L. Orentlicher, S. Schefkind, & R. Gibson (Eds.). Transitions across the lifespan: An occupational therapy approach (pp. 191-211). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
  • Demchick, B.B., Eskow, K.G., & Crabtree, L.A. (2014). Autism and transition youth: A pilot study of sensory processing and family quality of life. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention, 7(1), 54-69.

Select Presentations

  • Demchick, B.B., & Crabtree, L.A. (2017, April). Promoting mental health and quality of life of young adults on the autism spectrum and their families. American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Crabtree, L.A., Demchick, B.B. (2017, April). Poster Presentation. A mixed methods study of employment perspectives of youth and young adults on the autism spectrum. AOTA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Demchick, B.B., & Crabtree, L.A. (2017, April). Poster Presentation. Quality of life in families with a transition age young adult on the autism spectrum from the perspective of adult sisters. AOTA Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Demchick, B.B. & Crabtree, L.A. (2016, April). Poster Presentation. Inter-professional student clinical education and service delivery for individuals with autism: Best practice for all. AOTA Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • Demchick, B.B. & Eskow, K. (2016, April). Families of children and youth on the autism spectrum: Resilience, advocacy, and family quality of life. AOTA Annual Conference. Chicago, IL.
  • Flanagan, J., & Demchick, B., Landa, R., Delany, J., & Crabtree, L. (2016, May). Poster Presentation. Play and movement in infants at risk for autism. International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), Baltimore, MD.
  • Demchick, B. (2015, April). Inter-professional student clinical education service delivery for preschoolers: Best practice for all. AOTA Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Crabtree, L., & Demchick, B. (2015, September). Transition to adulthood: Promoting community participation. Nineteenth Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health, Pittsburg, PA.
  • Demchick, B.B., & Day, K.H. (2015, September). Poster Presentation. A collaborative speech and occupational therapy model for preschoolers with developmental delays. Division for Early Childhood Special Education (DEC-SPED) annual conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Demchick, B.B., & Crabtree, L.A. (2015, October). Poster Presentation. Quality of life in young adults on the autism spectrum and their families: looking through an occupation based lens. Society for the Study of Occupation – USA (SSO-USA) Annual Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Service

  • Member, STEM Student Success Advisory Committee: 2014-Present
  • Member, Doctoral Committee: 2015-Present
  • Director, BS/MS Program, 2016-Present, 2013-2015