Marta Muusz

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Fieldwork Coordinator

Health Sciences

121 Marshall Building

734.487.0289

mmuusz@emich.edu

Education

  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Bachelor of Music Education and Music Therapy, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

Publications

  • Muusz, M. (2017, August). Student Supervision: Supporting Students’ Strengths and Proactively Managing Problems. Continuing education presentation at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Muusz, M. (2017, January). Professional Behavior. Guest lecture in OCTH 100, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
  • Muusz, M. (2016, March; 2015, October; 2015, February). ASD 101: An Introduction to Autism. Guest lecture in OCTH 100, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
  • Muusz, M. (2015, November). Autism and Occupational Participation. Guest lecture in OCTH 419, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
  • Muusz, M. (2014, October). Documentation in Pediatric Settings. Guest lecture in OCTH 644, Radford University, Radford, Virginia.
  • Pizur-Barnekow, K. A., Muusz, M., Karpinski, K., O’Connor, E., & Cutler, A. (2013). Service coordinators’ perceptions of autism-specific screening and referral practices in early intervention. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 33(3), 153-161.
  • Pizur-Barnekow, K., Muusz, M., Karpinski, C., O’Connor, E., & Cutler, A. (2011, July). Service Coordinators’ Perceptions of Autism Screening and Referral Practices in Illinois Early Intervention. Poster presentation at the Autism Society National Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • Pizur-Barnekow, K., Muusz, M., Karpinski, C., O’Connor, E., & Cutler, A. (2010, November). Service Coordinators’ Perceptions of Autism Screening and Referral Practices in Illinois Early Intervention. Poster presentation at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Naperville, Illinois.
  • Muusz, M. (2010, November; 2009, November). Disease Prevention in Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. Guest lecture, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Pizur-Barnekow, K., Erickson, S. & Muusz, M. (2009, November). A Survey of Social-emotional Screening Practices in Early Intervention: Implications for Maternal and Child Health. Poster presentation at the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Naperville, Illinois.

Professional

Teaching Interests

In my role as academic fieldwork coordinator, my goal is to help students develop the clinical and professional skills needed to enter the field of occupational therapy as clinicians who will not only provide client-centered occupation-based and evidence-based therapy services, but who will also serve as leaders within the profession. I am interested in bringing the classroom to the local community through the development of community-based fieldwork experiences and the use of collaborative supervision models. My academic and clinical interests also include working with children with autism and their families, early screening for and identification of autism and other developmental disabilities, and access to services and community participation for children with autism. 

Professional Awards and Recognition

  • American Occupational Therapy Association Member, 2008-Present
  • Michigan Occupational Therapy Association Member, 2014-Present
  • Illinois Occupational Therapy Association Member, 2008-2012
  • Illinois LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) Fellow, 2008-2009