My name is Chris Wallace and I'm an occupational therapy student at the University of the Sciences. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences and I will be graduating with my Doctorate in Occupational Therapy in May 2018. I'm currently working on my capstone research in a Philadelphia school elementary school for deaf children. Occupational Therapy students are trained to be specialist in anatomy, physiology, movement analysis, physiology, and biopsychosocial health. I'm currently w... [more]
I have doctoral education in cognitive development and attention as well as experience teaching organizational strategies and study skills to school aged children.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
During my 3.5 years in DrOT graduate school, I've interacted and provided treatments to children with ASD while observed through distant supervision from a specialist. In the past I've used sensory based techniques to improve learning and provide educational opportunities. In my personal and professional experience, I've become aware that behaviors in sensory avoidance or defensiveness are common among individuals with ASD. These sensory deficits can increase the usage of maladaptive behaviors and hinder opportunities for education.