Kristen Marie Pataki, OTD, OTR/L
 Title: Assistant Professor - Clinical
 Dept: Health Sciences
 Office: HS 104
 Phone: 216-687-3823,  216-687-3823
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. HS 104, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
pediatrics, thematic play, children with hearing impairment, storybook reading, engagement, aquatic therapy
OTD, Occupational Therapy, The University of Toledo, 2010
B.A., Psychology, Ohio University, 2007
Brief Bio:
Kristen W. Pataki, OTD, OTR/L is a clinical assistant professor in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program and has been teaching since August 2014. She has been an occupational therapist for 6 years, practicing in pediatric outpatient and school-based settings. She is especially interested in children with hearing impairment and their engagement during storybook reading, thematic-related play, sensory integration, human development, school-based therapy, and pediatric aquatic therapy.
In addition to these research interests, she has a passion for occupational therapy and for teaching our future occupational therapists.
Honors and Awards:
Outstanding Professional Development Award, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, 2010
Research Interests:
Pediatric aquatic therapy, sensory integration, development, children with hearing impairment, school-based therapy
Teaching Areas:
Occupational Environments, Occupational Development, Practicum I, Sensory & Cognitive Evaluation & Intervention, Designing Creative Occupations, Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Sensory processing interventions and school-based therapy
Professional Affiliations:
Member American Occupational Therapy Association
Member Ohio Occupational Therapy Association
Member Northeast Ohio Occupational Therapy Association
Professional Experience:
Pediatric Occupational Therapist:

Galvin Therapy Center, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, May 2011 - Present

School Occupational Therapist:

-PRN Therapy Services, North Royalton, Ohio
North Royalton High School & Royal View Elementary, August 2013-June 2014

-Brunswick City School District, Brunswick, Ohio
Applewood Elementary, Towslee Elementary & Huntington Elementary, August 2013-June 2014

-PSI, Cleveland, Ohio
Hope Academy West, Cleveland, Ohio, August 2011-June 2013
Arts & Sciences Preparatory Academy, Cleveland, Ohio, August 2011-June 2012
Broadway Academy, Cleveland,Ohio, November 2011-June 2012
St. Adalbert School, Berea,Ohio, August 2012-October 2012
Professional Service:
Presented Research at Ohio Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Cleveland 2010 & Findlay, 2008

Presented Research Poster at American Occupational Therapy Association Conference,
Houston, TX, 2009