Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Occupational Therapy

Zapletal, Audrey

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Audrey L. Zapletal, OTD, OTR/L, CLA

Contact Dr. Zapletal

901 Walnut Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-9615
(215) 503-3499 fax

Education

OTD, University of Southern California, Chan Division of Occupational Science                                 and Occupational Therapy, Los Angelis, CA                                                                                                                         MS, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                                   BS, Boston University, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Credentialed Leader in Academia                                                                                                                                 National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy                                                                         Sensory Integration and Praxis Test: Southern California Sensory Integration Tests                     Advanced Certification in Sensory Processing Disorders Level I: Sensory Processing Disorders Foundation with Dr. Lucy Jane Miller

University Appointment

Assistant Professor

Professional Societies

Society for Simulation in Healthcare                                                                                                                       American Occupational Therapy Association                                                                                             Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association                                                                                                   Camp Dream Street in Mississippi - Advisory Board Member 2006 - present

Research & Clinical Interests

Understanding the benefits of using Standardized Patients and High-Fidelity Simulation Encounters in OT Education

Understanding the effects of fine motor skill development on handwriting performance

Enhancing participation of children with physical disabilities in a camp setting

Awards & Honors

2011 Fred and Sadye Abrams Award for Excellence in Laboratory Teaching, Thomas Jefferson University, College of Health Professions, June 2011

Thomasina Award for Bravery in Teaching, Thomas Jefferson University, College of Health Professions, May 2007

Appreciation Award, KS&A (Knowledge, Support and Action) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 18, 2006

Rookie of the Year Award, KenCrest Adult and Children's Services, Philadelphia, PA November 18, 2001

Florence G. Hunter for Professionalism, Boston University, Sargent College, Boston, MA May 19, 1999

Publications