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Lauren Andelin

Lauren Andelin, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Assistant Professor

Director of Fieldwork

Email: akselrodls@vcu.edu

Va-LEND OT Faculty https://virginialend.partnership.vcu.edu/

Professional interests

  • Sensory Integration and Processing
  • Assistive Technology across the lifespan
  • Fieldwork Education

Education

  • 2018: OTD in Occupational Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2013: Virginia Leadership Education for People with Disabilities (Va-LEND) Trainee Certification, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2009: M.S. in Occupational Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2004: B.A. in English Literature and Psychology, University of Virginia

Certifications and Licensure

  • Virginia Occupational Therapy License
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • STAR Center Intensive Sensory Integration Certification
  • AOTA Board Certification in Pediatrics

Selected Publications

  • Andelin, L., Teng, K., & Piller, A. (2023, July). Burning issues in sensory integration and practice. SensorNet Magazine, 60.
  • Piller, A., Teng, K., & Andelin, L. (2023, July). Sensory interventions in the school-based setting: Using tiered instruction to address sensory processing needs. SensorNet Magazine, 60. 
  • Reynolds, S. & Andelin, L. (2021, November). Sleep and Screens? How technology can be used to improve sleep in children. American Occupational Therapy Association Special Interest Section Quarterly. (Invited Paper)
  • Andelin, L., Johnson, L., Wiles, A., Piller, A. & Achord, A. (2021).  Sensory Processing and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.  OT Practice. CE-1-10.
  • Andelin, L., Schoen, S., & Reynolds, S. (2021). Effectiveness of occupational therapy using a sensory integration approach: A multiple-baseline design study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75(6). 

Book Chapters

  • Gentry, T., Andelin, L., Capps, M., Damiao, J., & Lent, B. (in press). Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injuries. In N. A. Zasler, D. Katz, & R. Zafone (Eds.), Brain Injury Medicine (3rd ed.). New York: Springer.

Selected Abstracts

  • October 2023 - “Person First vs Identity First Language: The Evolution of the Neurodiversity Movement and What That Means for OT Practitioners” VOTA Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • October 2023 - “CollaborATe: An Interdisciplinary Approach to AT” Closing the Gap, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • April 2023 - “Conversations that Matter: Burning Issues in Sensory Integration & Processing”  AOTA, Kansas City, MO
  • April 2023 - “Sensory Interventions in the School-Based Setting: Using Tiered Instruction to Address Sensory Processing Needs” AOTA, Kansas City, MO (3-hour workshop)
  • April 2023 - “Building Competency in Ayres Sensory Integration Through a 12-Month Mentoring Program for OT Practitioners: Evaluating the Mentorship Experience” AOTA Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO (poster)
  • March 2023 - Skills for Life: Assistive Technology Tools for Organization, Time Management, and Problem Solving for the Busy Practitioner. VOTA Child and Youth Conference, Staunton, VA
  • March 2023 - Cortical Visual Impairment: Implications and Adaptations for Success in Treatment. VOTA Child and Youth Conference, Staunton, VA

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