Eastern Michigan University

Sharon Holt, MHS, OTRL

Occupational Therapist/ Full Time Lecturer/ OT Intent Advisor

holt 260 Rackham

734.487.3398

sholt5@emich.edu

Education

Master of Science,  University of Indianapolis
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Western Michigan University
Bachelor of Arts in Dance, Western Michigan University

Teaching Interests

As an occupational therapist and educator I strive to educate and prepare students to become the future leaders of my profession; to create critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, empathetic and understanding practitioners, consumers of knowledge and future educators in the field of occupational therapy. My specific teaching interests include adult/older adult assessment and intervention, vision rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury, physical practice skills, rehabilitation across the continuum of care, and occupation based practice.

Selected Presentations and/or Publications

“Vision Rehabilitation After the Evaluation: Occupation Focused Goals and Interventions”.Lyla Spelbring Endowed Lectureship. Ypsilanti, MI September 2013.

“Dynamic Interactional Approach for Traumatic Brain Injury Intervention”. Hope Network Rehabilitation. Lansing, MI August 2013.

“Neurofunctional Approach for Traumatic Brain Injury Intervention”. Hope Network Rehabilitation. Lansing, MI July 2013.

“Vision Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy”. Lecture presentation. Baker College of Allen Park COTA program. Allen Park, MI. May 2014, May 2013, May 2012, May 2010.

Occupational Therapy Program Advising. Guest speaker for Graduate Admissions staff. Eastern Michigan University. March, 2012.

Community College Day. Panel with M. Brown, C.Croxall, D.Evoy, N.Higgins, L.Kret, B. Scheffer, B.Towne. Eastern Michigan University. April 2012, 2013.

Occupational Therapy: The Profession. Guest speaker. AHPR 196 Introduction to Health Careers. Eastern Michigan University. June, 2014, March 2014, April, 2012, December 2011.

 “Vision Rehabilitation”. Presented at Eastern Michigan University Pi Theta Epsilon Conference: OT: Beyond the General Curriculum. Feb. 2010.

“Visual Perceptual Skills in Rehabilitation”. Presented to Michigan State University Speech Language Pathology students. Lansing, MI. 2007, 2008, 2009.

“Vision Rehabilitation – The Missing Link: Part II”. Presented at the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference. Kalamazoo, MI. 2009.

 “Vision Rehabiliation – The Missing Link: Part II”.  Presented at the Michigan Brain Injury Association State Conference with Dr. Dana Haba, O.D. FCOVD, Lansing, MI, 2009.

“Adaptation Through Vision: Occupational Therapy’s Role in Visual Rehabiliation”. Presented to residents and physicians at Sparrow Hospital Grand Rounds, Lansing, MI 2009.

“Adaptive Equipment Use”. Presented to the Capital Area Center for Independent Living with Monica Novak, OTR. Lansing, MI. March 2009.

“Adaptation Through Vision: Occupational Therapy’s Role in Visual Rehabiliation”. Presented to the Michigan Brain Injury Providers Council, Lansing, MI, 2008.

“Occupational Therapy’s Role in Traumatic Brain Injury”. Presented at Eastern Michigan University’s OCTH 519, Ypsilanti, MI, 2006.

“Vision Rehabiliation – The Missing Link: Part I”.  Presented at the Michigan Brain Injury Association State Conference with Dr. Dana Haba, O.D. FCOVD, Lansing, MI, 2006.

"Shake Your Groove Thing; The Benefits of Exercise and Movement". Presented at the Brain Injury Association of Michigan's Strategies for Living 4th Annual Summer Conference Series. June 9th, 16th, and 23rd, 2006.

“Traumatic Brain Injury”.  Presented to Mothers Against Drunk Driving Conference, Lansing, MI 2005.

Additional Information

Professional Service:

  • Member, American Occupational Therapy Association, 1999-2003; 2005-present
  • Member, Michigan Occupational Therapy Association, 2008-present.
  • Member, Michigan Brain Injury Association, 2005-present.
  • Member, Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation Association, 2007, 2008.
  • AAA – Mature Driver Program Pilot Program Sponsor and instructor, 2008-2009
  • CPR certified 1999 to present.

Academic Honors & Awards:

  • Most Valuable Professor. Nominated by Haley Stein, cpt.– EMU Volleyball, 2011
  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate (Masters), 2005
  • Gold Award for Outstanding Patient Care, 2003
  • Magna Cum Laude Graduate (Bachelors), 1999 
  • Member of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1998-1999
  • Member of the Mortar Board Society, 1997-1999
  • Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, 1997-1999
  • Member of Orchesis Dance Society, 1994-1999
  • Dean’s List, College of Fine Arts and College of Sciences - 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
  • Western Michigan Academic Scholarship Award/Western Outstanding Dance Award – 1995, 1996, 1997
The Occupational Therapy Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 313 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.4096