Graduation Year


Document Type


Degree Type

Open Access Capstone

Degree Name

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)


Occupational Therapy


This Capstone project focused on client-chosen occupations and the use of client-centered evaluations and interventions for long-term care residents. Client-chosen occupations keep our clients actively engaged in therapy, gives them a sense of control, and maintains their identity. The purpose was to prepare occupational therapists to address long-term care residents’ unique occupational needs and promote participation in their chosen and meaningful occupations. It aimed to examine how occupational therapists interpret and include client-chosen occupations and occupation-based assessments in evaluations and interventions for long-term care residents in skilled nursing facilities.

Faculty Mentor

Susan Skees Hermes, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Department Affiliation

Occupational Therapy

Committee Member

Renee Causey- Upton, PhD, OTD, MS, OTR/L

Department Affiliation

Occupational Therapy

Department Affiliation

Occupational Therapy