Jessica McHugh

Jessica McHugh

Assistant Professor

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

SCSC 376

Phone: (605) 677-5000

Email: Jessica.McHugh@usd.edu

Bio:

Dr. McHugh earned her Masters of Science degree from the University of South Dakota and PhD from Texas Woman's University. She has clinical experience in leadership and management, pediatrics, early interventions, and inpatient rehabilitation.


Teaching Interests:

Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Assistive Technology and Therapeutic Adaptions, Evidence-Based Practice, Leadership and Management, and Academic/Clinical Education


Research Interests:

Scholarly and clinical interests include pediatric neurodevelopment related to sensory systems, vision related to youth occupations, and leadership development.


Education:

  • Ph D, Occupational Therapy, Texas Woman's University, 2016
  • MS, Occupational Therapy, University of South Dakota, 2008
  • BA, Elementary, Early Childhood, and Special Education, University of Iowa, 1999

Licensures and Certifications:

  • South Dakota OT License, South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners, State of South Dakota
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist, State of Iowa, State of Iowa
  • Board Certified Occupational Therapist, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, NBCOT

Awards and Honors:

  • Patrick L. Redinius Spirit Award, USD Center for Disabilities, 2013
  • Carol Gray Award, Future Horizons, 2004