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Occupational therapy launches new alumni leadership award program 

TWU distinguished alumna Virginia Chandler-Dykes joined by Noralyn Pickens, Associate Director of School of Occupational Therapy announced a new occupational therapy leadership award Friday, February 5 at the conclusion of the 23rd annual Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship held at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center.
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Visit the TWU School of OT Alumni Page for additional information

In The News

Congratulations to Mary Frances Baxter, OT, PhD, FAOTA and Marsha Neville, OT, PhD who were promoted to Professor and to Claudette Fette, OTR, PhD, CRC who was promoted to Associate Clinical Professor. 
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Dr. Tina Fletcher, along with students from the School of Occupational Therapy, partnered with the Dallas Zoo for Sensory Friendly Day.  This day was designed for individuals with autism, their families, and others who may benefit from a sensory-friendly experience.

Graduate Student Council Awards 

The School of Occupational Therapy was honored with the following Graduate Student Council awards:
Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Nominee 
Outstanding Doctoral Student Nominee
Outstanding Faculty Nominees - Diane Brown, Tina Fletcher and William Sit
Outstanding Department Nominee 

On April 29, 2016, The School of Occupational Therapy was nominated for "The Distinguished Department Supporting Graduate Students Award".  This award recognizes a department for overall contributions to the support of graduate students.  These contributions might include excellence in teaching, availability of research opportunities for students, TWU community relations, graduate mentoring , outreach and professional development, administration, and staff support. 

Accreditation & Graduation Rates

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) data results are available at

The total number of graduates who passed the NBCOT certification examination as a first-time new graduate test taker in 2015 was 108 out of 113 December 2014 graduates.  This is a first time test taker pass rate of 96%.  The overall pass rate for 2015 was 99% or 112 out of 113 December 2014 graduates. 

Graduation Year Student Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2012 133/114 86%
2013 141/136 96%
2014 132/122 92%
Total 406/372 91.5%

The TWU MOT Program has full ACOTE accreditation status.
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-AOTA (2682)

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Vanderkooi Endowed Lecturer - Dr. Fisher

Keynote title:  Implementing Occupation-Focused and Occupation-Based Practice — Ensuring We Really Have the Evidence

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