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Lauren Andelin

Lauren Andelin, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Assistant Professor and Director of Fieldwork

Phone: (804) 828-6523

Email: akselrodls@vcu.edu

Va-LEND OT Faculty https://virginialend.partnership.vcu.edu/

Professional interests

  • Sensory Integration and Processing Disorder
  • Children and adults with complex communication needs and Alternative and Augmentative Communication
  • Assistive Technology across the lifespan
  • Fieldwork Education

Education

  • 2018: OTD in Occupational Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2013: Virginia Leadership Education for People with Disabilities (Va-LEND) Trainee Certification, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2009: M.S. in Occupational Therapy, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2004: B.A. in English Literature and Psychology, University of Virginia

Certifications and Licensure

  • Virginia Occupational Therapy License
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • STAR Center Intensive Sensory Integration Certification
  • AOTA Board Certification in Pediatrics

Selected Publications

  • Andelin, L., Schoen, S., & Reynolds, S. (in press). A multiple baseline design study investigating the effectiveness of occupational therapy using a sensory integration approach. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75(6).
  • Reynolds, S., & Andelin, L. (2018). Family engagement: Supporting children with sensory processing differences. OT Practice,23(12), 10–15. https://doi.org/10.7138/otp.2018.2312.f1
  • Andelin, L. (2015). What is the evidence for the effectiveness of using auditory integration training in autism spectrum disorders? [Critically Appraised Paper].  Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association, Evidence-Based Practice Project.  Available online at http://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/Practice/EvidenceExchange/Approved-CAPs/CY/Al-Ayahdi_ASD_auditory_integratoin.pdf 
  • Reynolds, S., & Andelin, L. (2021). Sleep and screens: How technology can be used to improve sleep in children. SIS Quarterly Practice Connections, 6(4), 2–5.
  • Andelin, L., Johnson, L., Wiles, A., Piller, A. & Achord, A. (2021). Sensory processing and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. OT Practice. CE-1-10.

Book Chapters

  • Gentry, T., Andelin, L., Capps, M., Damiao, J., & Lent, B. (2021). Assistive Technology for People with Brain Injuries. In N. A. Zasler, D. Katz, & R. Zafone (Eds.), Brain Injury Medicine (3rd ed. pp. 1110-1123). New York: Springer.

 Selected Abstracts

  • Communication, Access, Parent Coaching, and…COVID? How We Did It. Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) 2021 Conference: AT Connected, Virtual, February 2021
  • Episodes of Care for Eye Gaze/Alt Drive Assessment. Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Semi-Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, January 2020.
  • A Multiple Baseline Design Study to Investigate the Effectiveness of OT-SI 22nd International 3S Symposium: Strategies, Science, & Success Sense + SensABILITY, Baltimore, MD, November 2019.
  • A Multiple Baseline Design Study to Investigate the Effectiveness of OT-SI poster, Young Scientist Theatre.
  • American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo, New Orleans, LA, April 2019.
  • Using an Intensive-Dosing Model of Sensory Integration Intervention Model in Outpatient Pediatric Settings: How and Why to Change Practice Based on Evidence.
  • American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference and Expo, New Orleans, LA, April 2019.
  • A Multiple Baseline Design Study to Investigate the Effectiveness of OT-SI. Virginia Occupational Therapy Association School System Symposium, Harrisonburg, VA, March 2019.
  • Communication, Access, Parent Coaching, and…COVID? How We Did It. Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
  • Episodes of Care for Eye Gaze/Alt Drive Assessment. Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)

 Key Professional Service              

2020-present: Sensory Integration and Processing Special Interest Section (SIPSIS) Leadership and Management Coordinator, AOTA https://www.aota.org/Practice/Manage/SIS/Sensory-Integration-Processing.aspx