Jessica Sparrow has been an occupational therapist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for 10 years and has been in the lead therapist position there for 6 years. During this time, a focus of her clinical services has been devoted almost exclusively to children with functional deficits and related limitations in occupational performance due to cancer and related treatment. She received her doctorate in occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007. She is a 2010 AOTA Emerging Leader and in 2013 received her AOTA Pediatric Board Certification. She has been the PI and co-investigator on a number of research protocols and has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of pediatric oncology.
Children with cancer may experience a number of functional limitations as a result of their diagnoses and treatments. Occupational therapists are uniquely suited to identify… read more
Children diagnosed with leukemia as well as those who receive a stem cell transplant may experience functional impairments as a result of diagnosis and treatment… read more
Children with childhood cancers as well as survivors of childhood cancer may experience limitations in occupational performance across a variety of settings. The purpose and… read more