University of Southern Indiana

Karen Dishman

Karen Dishman

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Program


812-492-7812
Stone Family Center for Health Sciences - 3042

 

About

Dr. Dishman has been an occupational therapist for 21 years with the last 2 years teaching in full time academia. She is certified as an assistive technology professional and is passionate about teaching professionals and families about technology that assists those with disabilities.  She loves teaching students to be lifelong learners!

Accepts office hours by appointment

Education & Certifications

OTD, Eastern Kentucky University, 2018

MS, Occupational Therapy, Eastern Kentucky University, 2016

BS, Occupational Therapy, University of Southern Indiana, 1999

ATP (Assistive Technology Professional), RESNA (Rehabilitation and Engineering Society of North America, 2013

OTR, National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), 1999

Licensed Occupational Therapist, Indiana 1999

Scholarship

My research has focused on assistive technology education in occupational therapy programs, service-learning on assistive technology, and interprofessional service-learning opportunities. 

Selected Publications and Presentations

Dishman, K., Baltisberger, J., & Hardman, L. (2018). Perceptions of ATP certified occupational therapy practitioners on assistive technology in OT programs. Occupational Therapy Doctorate Capstone Projects. 35. Retrieved from https://encompass.eku.edu/otdcapstones/35

Mason, J., Dishman, K., & Arvin, M.K. (2019, May). Service-learning: USI OT/OTA toy accessibility project. Abstract/Proceedings at EKU Pedagogicon Conference in Richmond, KY

Mason, J., Dishman, K., & Arvin, M.K. (2019, February). USI OT/OTA toy accessibility project. Abstract/Proceedings at USI Teaching and Learning Symposium in Evansville, IN

Dishman, K. (2020, January). Motor skills participation through assistive technology innovation.         Presentation at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Conference.

Dishman, K. (2019, May). Service-Learning:  USI OT/OTA toy accessibility project. Poster presented at the Eastern Kentucky University Pedagogicon.

Dishman, K. (2019, February). USI OT/OTA toy accessibility project . Poster presented at the University of Southern Indiana Teaching & Learning Symposium.             

Dishman, K. (2018, July). Perceptions of ATP certified occupational therapy practitioners on assistive technology education in OT programs. Capstone Presentation completed at Eastern Kentucky University.

Dishman, K. (2018, February). Access:  Our journey to student outcomes. Presentation at the Assistive Technology Industry Association Conference.

Dishman, K. (2017, November). Assistive technology:  Tools for the OT toolbox. Guest lecture at Eastern Kentucky University. 

Dishman, K. (2017, November). AEMing for Access:  Our Journey to student outcomes. Presentation at the PATINS Access to Education Conference.

Dishman, K. (2017, October). Assistive technology:  More tools for the OT toolbox. Guest lecture at the University of Southern Indiana.

Dishman, K. (2017, May). Finding our way to accessibility. Presentation at the AEMing for Achievement Grant Show & Tell:  Just Keep AEMing! 

Dishman, K. (2017, April). Assistive technology:  Tools for The OT toolbox. Guest Lecture at University of Southern Indiana.   

Dishman, K. (2016, November). Google much?  Apps, add-ons and extensions to level the playing field. Presentation at the PATINS State Conference.

Professional Organizations

American Occupational Therapy Association

Indiana Occupational Therapy Association

Southern Indiana Friends of AMBUCS, Vice President

 


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