Sharon Holt

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Occupational Therapist; Full Time Lecturer; OT Intent Advisor

Health Sciences

260 Rackham

734.487.3398

sholt5@emich.edu

Education

  • MS, University of Indianapolis
  • BS, Occupational Therapy, Western Michigan University
  • BA, Dance, Western Michigan University

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 Rehabilitation". 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 Rehabilitation". 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 Rehabilitation – 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.

Professional

As an occupational therapist and educator Professor Holt strives to educate and prepare students to become the future leaders of her profession; to create critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, empathetic and understanding practitioners, consumers of knowledge and future educators in the field of occupational therapy. 

Teaching Interests
  • Adult/older adult assessment and intervention
  • Vision rehabilitation
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Physical practice skills
  • Rehabilitation across the continuum of care and occupation based practice
Professional Service
  • Member, American Occupational Therapy Association, 19992003; 2005present.
  • Member, Michigan Occupational Therapy Association, 2008present.
  • Member, Michigan Brain Injury Association, 2005present.
  • Member, Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation Association, 2007, 2008.
  • AAA, Mature Driver Program Pilot Program Sponsor and instructor, 20082009.
  • CPR certified 1999 to present.
Academic Honors and 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, 19971999
  • Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society, 19971999
  • Member of Orchesis Dance Society, 19941999
  • 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