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Occupational Therapy Research

Our outreach centers and research laboratories enhance our student’s learning through volunteer opportunities, employment, fieldwork, and research.

Students in ATRC lab using computer screen magnification
Adam Kinney
A student and subject looking at brainwaves on the computer.

Outreach Centers

The ATRC ensures equal access to technology and electronic information for CSU students and employees with disabilities. Services include assistive technology assessments and training, as well as consultation and education regarding accessibility and universal design of mainstream and instructional technologies.

The CCP is a direct service and outreach arm of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University. The CCP’s mission is to provide and improve vital individualized, consultative, and educational services that focus on increasing access to employment, education, independent living, recreation, and the community as a whole for young adults and adults with disabilities.

Research Centers and Labs

The Center provides education and training opportunities and essential infrastructure to enhance capacity for data sharing and secondary analysis of existing data in rehabilitation and disability research.

Our lab focuses on supporting the transition to adulthood and employment for individuals with disabilities.

Development and testing of yoga-based interventions for people with chronic disabilities and diseases.

Life Outcomes after Brain Injury is a research center located within the department that focuses on screening students for possible traumatic brain injury, life outcomes, and care access following brain injury.

Research in the Neurorehabilitation Laboratories includes two research areas: Sport Concussion and Occupational Rehabilitation and Visuo-vestibular Integration and Visual Environment.

We seek to promote occupation through study, development of assessments, and intervention.

The Occupational Experience Profile, formerly the PPR Profile is an occupation-focused assessment designed for use in practice, education, and research by occupational therapy practitioners.

Restoring Effective Sleep Tranquility is a program that has been offering group-based and individualized sleep improvement education and support to qualifying post-9/11 student veterans since 2015. The program is directed and delivered by occupational therapists with advanced clinical training in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.