The Capstone allows doctoral students to enhance skills in advanced clinical practice, scholarship, administration, leadership, advocacy, program and policy development, education or theory development. The field experience may occur in a traditional or non-traditional site, and the student is expected to perform beyond that of an entry-level occupational therapist.

Submissions from 2018

  • Reducing the Risk of Falls in the Older Adult Population, Chase Brandner, OTS
  • Empowering Survivors of Human Trafficking, Krista Crook, OTS
  • Promoting Adaptive Responses in Children Using an OT-SI Approach, Nicole Fluth, OTS
  • A Life Skills Training Program for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Residing in Volunteers of America, Dakotas Emergency Housing, Michelle Holbeck, OTS
  • Developing an Occupation-based, Trauma-informed Camp & Retreat Program, Katelyn Holbrook, OTS
  • Implementation of Caring for the Caregiver: A Dementia Caregiver Training Program, Riley Johnson, OTS
  • Predictive Indicators of Independence at Discharge from Acute Rehabilitation: A Retrospective Study, Nicole Kuhl, MS
  • Animal Assisted Therapy in Occupational Therapy, Beth Laskowski, OTS
  • Sensory Integration and the Role of Occupational Therapy in the Treatment of Children with Idiopathic Toe Walking, Kaitlyn Ludwig, OTS
  • A Transitional Occupational Therapy Program to Enhance Physical and Psychosocial Well-Being among Children from Poor Families in Eldoret, Kenya, Lindsey Mettler, OTS
  • Gardening as a Meaningful Occupation for Individuals with Dementia, Alaina Meyer, OTS
  • Efficacy of Yoga on Occupational Performance Among Children with Developmental Delays, Shelby Myers, OTS
  • The Effectiveness of a Life Skills Program in Improving IADL Performance by Adults with Mental Health Disorders, Whitney Redler, OTS
  • Exploring Vision-Based Occupational Therapy Interventions, Megan Van Heerde, OTS
  • The Impact of Sensory-based Strategies on Teachers’ Perceptions of Behavior and Learning in Elementary-aged Children, Kenzie Vander Molen, OTS
  • Emotional and Behavioral Program of School Aged Youth, Rachel Warnke, OTS
  • Occupational Therapy in the Classroom: An Educational and Consultative Program for Teachers in a Child Care Setting, Stephanie Wells, OTS