At the FOTA19 annual conference there were over 60 submissions for student posters. The presentations were over 2 days and were judged by a team of Occupational Therapy professionals.  We are grateful for all who submitted and for those who presented at FOT19. The following were standout presentations and posters and awarded accordingly.

OTA WinnerOT WinnerDynamic Presentation | Scientific RigorSoul of OT | Visually Engaging 


 OTA Overall Winner

Title: Win-Win Situation: The Benefits of Service-Learning and the Positive Impact on Educational and Community Organizations
Students: Cindy Ferdinand, Andrew Bryant, Brittney Tufts, Amanda Wolcott
Faculty Advisor: Maria Balderas
School: South University, Tampa

OT Overall Winner
Physical Disabilities on a College Campus: A wellness Promotion Initiative using Occupational Therapy Interventions
Students: Mackenzi Slamka, Jianne Apostol, Regan Hamrick, Valentina Osorio, Shelby Waldron
Faculty: Prema Poojary Mazzortta, PhD, OTR/L 
School: University of Florida


Dynamic Presentation
Title: Supporting Educators in Jamaica to Meet the Needs of Students with Autism in an Inclusive Classroom
Student: Chauntel Fraser
Faculty: Stephanie Adams, DHSc, OTR/L  School: Gannon University





Scientific Rigor
Title: Feasibility of Near-Peer Delivery of a Vocational Social Skills Intervention for Young Adults with Autism
Students: Nicole Lauria, Juliet Felsen, Rachel KRaskow, Cassidy White
Faculty: Annemarie Connor, PhD, OTR/L
School: Florida Gulf Coast University.


Soul of OT
Title: The Role of Occupational Therapy in Promoting Community Reintegration and participation for individuals in the B.O.L.D. Program
Students: Meaghan Fitzpatrick, Allison Haines, Natalie Ford, Hannah Burch
Faculty: Prema Poojary Mazzortta, PhD, OTR/L School: University of Florida


Visually Engaging
Gaps in Senior Transition care from Rehabilitation to Home
Students: Kathleen Crooks, OTS; Rachel Wisneiwski, OTA
School: Florida Gulf Coast University



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