NOFAS Webinar: FASD and the Role of Occupational Therapy


Occupational therapy and FASD share one thing in common – both are fairly unknown. Yet, it is important to understand both in the intervention of FASD. FASD is a brain-based disorder that impacts daily activity. This presentation will share the impact of alcohol exposure on brain development and how OT can help support the life of individuals with FASD or PAE.

The presentation will cover the daily life activities and how help to support full participation in daily activities.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

– Describe the impact of disabilities associated with FASD on daily life

– Explain to caregivers strategies to help manage the disabilities associated with FASD

– Apply techniques for addressing challenges with daily activities to patients with FASD

Presenter Bio:

Joy Doll graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor’s of Science in Occupational Therapy (BSOT) and from Creighton University with her OTD. After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Doll acted as the Coordinator for the Office of Interprofessional Scholarship, Service and Education (OISSE) designing and implementing community engagement activities for students across Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

Dr. Doll joined the Department of Occupational Therapy at Creighton in 2007 and is past Vice Chair and Director of the Post-Professional OTD Program. In 2016, Dr. Doll was named as the Executive Director for the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER) to help lead interprofessional initiatives at Creighton and in partnership with CHI Health. She has written over 20 grants. Her research interests include interprofessional education and vulnerable populations. Dr. Doll teaches courses in grant writing, neuro-occupation and interprofessionalism.

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