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Heather Kuhaneck, PhD, OTR/ L, FAOTA

Heather Kuhaneck Instructor Bio:
Heather Kuhaneck, PhD OTR/L FAOTA, has practiced in pediatrics for over 25 years in rural and inner city schools, outpatient clinics specializing in OT using sensory integrative intervention, early intervention settings, inpatient settings, and privately in children’s homes. She currently is an associate professor at Sacred Heart University, teaching the pediatric content of the occupational therapy program and courses in research. Mrs. Kuhaneck is an editor or co-editor of three editions of Autism: A Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Approach, published by the American Occupational Therapy Association, a co-author of Activity Analysis, Creativity, and Playfulness in Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Making Play Just Right and a co-author of the Sensory Processing Measure and the Sensory Processing Measure-Preschool. She has written a variety of chapters, articles, and CE on CD on intervention with children with autism, promoting family resilience and coping in mothers of children with ASD.

Heather Kuhaneck's Continuing Education Courses

Individuals with ASD: An Overview of Symptoms and Strengths

Individuals with ASD: An Overview of Symptoms and Strengths

Individuals with ASD present with a range of strengths and difficulties that have led to the description of the disorder as a spectrum. Current diagnostic practices reflect this new understanding of the disorder and have created new opportunities… Read Morearrow_right

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Using Principles of Family Centered Care to Build Coping and Resilience in Families of Individuals with ASD

Using Principles of Family Centered Care to Build Coping and Resilience in Families of Individuals with ASD

This course is Part One in a two part series. Families of individuals with ASD face significant stressors that are well documented. However, most families are resilient and find ways to cope. Specific occupational therapy practices using… Read Morearrow_right

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Families of Individuals with ASD: Using Family Centered Care in Practice

Families of Individuals with ASD: Using Family Centered Care in Practice

This course is Part Two in a two part series. Families of individuals with ASD face significant stressors that are well documented. However, most families are resilient and find ways to cope. Specific occupational therapy practices using… Read Morearrow_right

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The Importance of Play: Overcoming Barriers to Addressing Play in Occupational Therapy Sessions

The Importance of Play: Overcoming Barriers to Addressing Play in Occupational Therapy Sessions

Play is considered to be an important occupation; however, it is often neglected in therapy. Knowledge of the importance of play and the typical barriers to including play in occupational therapy may help practitioners remove those barriers.… Read Morearrow_right

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