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Jayne T. Shepherd, M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA

Faculty Emerita

Email: jayneshepherdot@gmail.com

 

Professional interests

  • Early intervention
  • School-based occupational therapy
  • Collaborative teamwork
  • Transition planning for adolescents with disabilities
  • Assistive technology in pediatrics
  • Fieldwork education and development of professional behaviors

Education

  • 1979 – 1981: M.S. in Occupational Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • 1973 – 1976: B.S. in Special Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1972 – 1973: Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg

Certifications and licensure

  • Virginia Board of Health Regulatory Professions Licensed Occupational Therapist, 5-31-2022
  • National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy, 3-31-2023
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment Certification for Treatment of Adult Hemiplegia, #AH-1296-85
  • Virginia Collegiate Professional Teaching Certificate in Mental Retardation, 1976-2001

Current Employment

Occupational Therapist, Rural Infant Services Program, Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck
Community Services Board, Saluda, VA

Selected Publications

  • Ivey, C., Teitelman, J., Gary, K., Simons, D., Shepherd, J, & Copolillo, A. (2016).  Achieving teaching, scholarship, and service through community engagement.  The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 4(3), 10-16.

  • Caracci, H., Shepherd, J., & Brandenburger-Shasby, S. (2016). Evidence-driven practitioners: A hospital-based program to foster evidence-based practice among clinicians. OT Practice, 21(7), 7–10. - See more at: http://www.aota.org/publications-news/otp/archive/2016/4-25-16-facts/hospital-evidence-based-practice.aspx#sthash.v2BA3SEz.dpufIvey

  • Ivey, C. K., Shepherd, J., & Pearce, L. (2014). Snapshots of occupational therapy education, promotion, and research: Learning for all at Richmond’s children’s museum. OT Practice, 19, 14-15. doi: 10.7138/otp.2014.195f1#sthash.BZlpAkxB.dpuf

  • Copolillo, A., Shepherd, J., Anzalone, M., & Lane, S.J. (2010). Taking on the challenge of the Centennial Vision: Transforming the passion for occupational therapy into a passion for leadership. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 24 (1), pp. 7-22.

  • Reynolds, S., Shepherd, J., & Lane, S.J. (2008). Sensory modulation disorders in a minority Head Start population: Preliminary prevalence and characterization. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 1(3), 186-198.

  • Swinth, Y. (Ed.), Chandler, B., Hanft, B., Jackson, L., & Shepherd, J. (2004). Occupational therapy in school-based settings. Journal of Special Education Leadership, 17(1), 16-25.

  • Isabelle, S., Bessey, S., Dragas, K., Blease, P., Shepherd, J., & Lane, S. (2002). Assistive technology for children with disabilities. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 16(4), 29-51.

  • Lowman, D., Simons, D., Shepherd, J., Fiocca, J., Ernouf, H., & Hundley, B. (1999). Occupational therapists in the school setting: Working with students with complex health care needs. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 53 (5), 519-523.

  • Brollier, C., Shepherd, J., & Markley, K. (1994).  Transition from school to community living.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 48, 346-353.

  •  Shepherd, J., Brollier, C., & Dandrow, R. (1994).  Play skills of preschool children with speech and language delays.  Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 14(2), 1-20.

  •  Frank, A., Maurer, P., & Shepherd, J. (1991).  Survey results on the light and sound in newborn intensive care units.  Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 11(2), 7-45.

  •  Brollier, C., & Shepherd, J. (1991).  Developmental disabilities and long-term mental illness: New work programs.  Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, 1(2), 45-54.

  •  Bledsoe, N.P., & Shepherd, J.T. (1982).  A study of reliability and validity of a preschool play scale.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 36: 783-788, 794-795.

Books

  • Hanft, B. & Shepherd, J. (Eds.). (2016). Collaborating for student success: A guide for school-based occupational therapy, 2nd edition. Bethesda: AOTA Press.  (Co-author of 7 chapters).
  • Hanft, B. & Shepherd, J. (Eds.). (2008). Collaborating for student success: A guide for school-based occupational therapy. Bethesda: AOTA.

Book chapters

  • Shepherd, J. & Ivey, C. (2020).  Assessment and treatment of activities of daily living, sleep, rest, and sexuality.  In O’Brien, J. and Kuhaneck, H. (Eds.), Case-Smith’s occupational therapy of children and adolescents, 8th ed., (pp. 267-315), St. Louis, MO:  Elsevier, Inc. 

  •  Shepherd, J. (2019).  Best practices in ADLs to enhance participation. In Frolek Clark, G, Rioux, J. & Chandler,B. (Eds.), Best practices for occupational therapy in schools, 2nd ed. (pp. pp.387-394). Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press. 

  •  Shepherd, J., Hanft, B. & Read, J.  (2019).  Best practices in collaborating on school and community teams.  In Frolek Clark, G., Rioux, J. & Chandler, B. (Eds.), Best practices for occupational therapy in schools, 2nd ed (pp. 93-100). Bethesda, MD:  AOTA Press.

  •  Bundy, A., Szklut, S., & Shepherd, J. (2012). Cases as synthesis: The lessons kids teach occupational therapists.  In S.J. Lane & A. Bundy (Eds.). Kids can be kids: A childhood occupations approach (pp, 591-601). Baltimore, MD:  FA Davis.

  •  Shepherd, J.  (2012). Self-Care:  A primary occupation.  I can do it myself!   In S.J. Lane & A. Bundy (Eds.). Kids can be kids: A childhood occupations approach, (pp. 125-158).  Baltimore, MD:  FA Davis.

  •  Hanft, B., Shepherd, J. & Read, J. (2012).  Pediatric therapy teams:  How many perspectives are on the team? In S.J. Lane & A. Bundy (Eds.). Kids can be kids: A childhood occupations approach, (pp. 273-292).  Baltimore, MD:  FA Davis.

  •  Kielhofner, G., Baron, K., Mentrup, C., Shute, D. & Shepherd, J. (2007). Enabling clients to reconnect their occupational lives in long-term rehabilitation. (pp. 429-488) In Kielhofner G., A model of human occupation, 4th ed. Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkens.

  • Cottrell, R.  (2005). Purposeful activity: The heritage and the future of occupational therapy, 2nd ed. (pp. 271-277).Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.  (Reprint of Brollier, C., Shepherd, J., & Markley, K. (1994).  Transition from school to community living. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 48, 346-353.

Grant Activity

  • Program Director, Interdisciplinary School-Based Training for Occupational and Physical Therapists Grant, Virginia Department of Education Grant Award to VCU Department of Occupational Therapy for $810,000.  (Co-author of grant). 1994-1999.

  •  Discipline Coordinator, Maternal and Child Health LEND grant, Partnership for Persons with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University (2000-2007)

  •  Discipline Coordinator, Interdisciplinary UPLINK Grant and New Connections Grant, Partnership for Persons with Disabilities, Virginia Commonwealth University.  (1997-2006).

  •  Research Grant, co-recipient from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, Examining the Reliability and Validity of a Preschool Play Assessment Tool.  (1981).

Key Professional Service

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Occupational Therapy in Schools and Early Intervention.

  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    • Trainer, Fieldwork Educator Certification Program, 2010 to 2017

    • ASPIIRE IDEA Resource Cadre for Commitment to Cross-Disciplinary/Agency Collaboration, 2000-2003

    • Member, Commission on Standards and Ethics (2000-2001)

    • Promoting Partnerships, AOTA

  • Virginia Occupational Therapy Association

    • School System Co-Liaison (1993 - 1999)

    • Chair, Second Annual School System Symposium (1995); Co-Chair, School System Symposium (1997,1998,1999)

    • President (1985)

  • Virginia Department of Education:

    • Consultant, Facilitated IEP (2016-2020)
    • Member, Task Force, Virginia Handbook for Occupational and Physical Therapists (2013-2014),

    • Member, Technology Advisory Committee (2000 to present)

    • Reviewer, Virginia Handbook for Occupational and Physical Therapists (1996, 2003; 2007)

    • Chair, Personnel Shortages Task Force (1994 -1996)

    • Member, Comprehensive System of Personnel Development Advisory Committee (1993-1996)