Lisa Crabtree, PhD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor, Graduate Faculty

Lisa Crabtree, PhD, OTR/L

Contact Information

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OFFICE
Linthicum Hall, 340F

Education

Ph.D, Occupational Therapy, Nova Southeastern University

M.S., Special Education: Focus on Autism Studies, Syracuse University

B.S., Occupational Therapy, Utica College of Syracuse University

Areas of Expertise

Autism across the lifespan: Focus on social participation, community inclusion, and employment

Occupational therapy practice with children and youth

Select Publications

  • Crabtree, L., & LeLany, J.V. (2017). Autism across the lifespan: Ethical considerations. In J.B. Scott & S.M. Reitz (EDs.), Practical Applications for the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics, 2nd ed. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press
  • Crabtree, L. (2017). Mental health practices for children and youth. In A.E. Wagenfield, J.E. Kaldenberg, & D. Honaker (Eds.), Foundations of Pediatric Practice for the Occupational Therapy Assistant, 2nd ed. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK
  • Crabtree, L. (2014). The transition years: Adolescents to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In K. Haertl (Ed.), Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Strategies for Occupational Therapy (pp.83-102). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press
  • Crabtree, L.A., & Demchick, B.B. (2015). Young adults on the autism spectrum: Perceived effects of participation in a university-based challenge course program in the community. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, 31(3), 253-265. doi: 10.1080/0164212X.2015.1058209
  • Demchick, B.B., Eskow, K.G., & Crabtree, L.A. (2014). Autism and transitioning youth: A pilot study of sensory processing and family quality of life. Journal of Occupational Therapy in Schools and Early Intervention, 7(1), 54-69. doi: 10.1080/194111243.2014.898492
  • Austin, N., Bastape-Gray, S., Nelson, W., Breitenback, S., Durry, A., Ogle, K., Green, Crabtree, L., & Haluska, M. (2014). Pediatric mass casualty education: Experiential learning through university sponsored disaster simulation. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(5), 428-433. doi: 10.1016/jjen.2014.05.015

Select Presentations

  • Crabtree, L., & Demchick, B. (2017, April). Promoting mental health and quality of life of young adults on the autism spectrum and their families. Presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference & Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Demchick, B., & Crabtree, L. (2017, April). Quality of life in families with transition aged youth on the autism spectrum from the perspective of adult sisters. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference & Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Crabtree, L., & Demchick, B. (2017, April). A mixed methods study of employment perspectives of youth and young adults on the autism spectrum. Poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Conference & Centennial Celebration, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Crabtree, L., Blasko, G., Dunaway, W., & Gravino, A. (2016, May). Translation: A discussion of supports and barriers to community participation by those who know. International Meeting for Autism Research Pre-conference panel presentation. Baltimore, MD.
  • Crabtree, L. (2016, September). Perceived barriers to employment for individuals on the autism spectrum. Poster presentation at the Society for the Study of Occupation, Portland, ME.
  • Flanagan, J., Demchick, B., Parente, R., DeLany, J., Crabtree, L., LaVesser, P., Bhat, A., & Landa, R. (2016). Early play behaviors in infants at risk for autism. International Meeting for Autism Research poster presentation. Baltimore, MD.
  • Crabtree, L. (2016, July). Community participation, Collaborative supports to Overcome Barriers. Institute for Community Inclusion Summer Institute, Syracuse University. Columbia, MD.
  • Demchick, B., & Crabtree, L. (2016, April). Interprofessional student clinical education and service delivery for individuals with autism: Best practice for all. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Demchick, B., & Crabtree, L. (2015, October). Quality of life in transition age young adults on the autism spectrum and their families: looking through an occupation based lens. Poster presentation at the Society for the Study of Occupation, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Case, D.J., Crabtree, L., Gibson, R.W., Jackson-Pena, H., Orentlicher, M.L., Rudd, L.Q., Schefkind, S., & Schoonover, J.W. (2015, April). Secrets from the Field: Transition Research, Resources, and Tips. American Occupational Therapy Association Conference. Nashville, TN.

Service

  • 2012-Present: Member of the President’s Diversity Council
  • 2015-Present: CHP College Council member
  • 2012-Present: Research Advisory Committee for the Hussman Center for Adults with Autism, member
  • 2009-Present: Department PTRM Committee Member
  • 2008-Present: Course Leader for OCTH 325 Occupational Therapy with Children and Youth