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Leadership Projects

In addition to didactic coursework and clinical experiences, TIPS for Kids trainees also complete a leadership project.  These projects are presented at an annual poster presentation open to the community.  Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2019-2020 TIPS for Kids trainees presented their projects virtually this year, and recordings of their presentations are posted below (please allow several moments for videos to download).  Trainees are available for questions regarding their projects through May 15th, 2020.  Please email your questions to tips4kids@health.missouri.edu.

Providing a Sustainable Volunteer Network and Creating an Implementation Guide for Kindness Clubs in Schools” completed by trainees Morgan Trachsel, Katelyn Sallee, and Erin Couch under the supervision of faculty mentor Alicia Curran, BS.    – download PDF of poster here

Supporting Callaway County Special Services” completed by trainees Haley Homan, Britney Liu, and Laurel Royer under the supervision of faculty mentors Lea Ann Lowery, OTD, OTR/L and Melinda Odum, MSW, LCSW.  – download PDF of poster here

Effects of Virtual Reality Training on Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Anxiety” completed by trainees Melissa Maddox, Nargiza Buranova, and Grant Parks under the supervision of faculty mentor Connie Blow, PT, MS.  – download PDF of poster here

Making Resources More Accessible for Grand&Kinship Families of a Child with a Disability” completed by trainees Sarah L. DeMarchena, Todd Koppinger, and Rebecca Alten under the supervision of faculty mentor Rose O’Donnell, PhD.  – download PDF of poster here

Creating a Take-Home Program for Generalizing Skills Learned in Social Language Group” completed by trainees Haleigh Fancher, Marla Hernandez, and Jessica Lisenbee under the supervision of faculty mentors Ashleigh Boyd, SLP and Janine Stichter, PhD.  – download PDF of poster here

Below for leadership projects completed by the 2017-2018 cohort of TIPS for Kids trainees.

“Pain in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan” completed by trainees Allison Lakie, SPT, Carson Miller, SPT, and Grace Powell, SPT under the supervision of faculty mentors Kristin Sohl, MD, FAAP, Alicia Curran, BS, and Jan McElroy, PT, PhD, PCS

“Epilepsy: An Invisible Disorder” completed by trainee Amy Lake, MS under the supervision of faculty mentor Alicia Curran, BS

 “Early Diagnosis of ASD: Filling the Gaps in Caregiver First Concerns” completed by trainee Megann Whitaker under the supervision of faculty mentor Ashleigh Ohmes Boyd

“Recognizing Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Autism Identification in Schools Nationwide” completed by trainee Abby Isabelle under the supervision of faculty mentor Ashleigh Ohmes Boyd