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Class Notes

Cynthia Abbott-Gaffney (MA '96) recently attained a full-time assistant professor faculty appointment in the graduate OT program at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Cynthia was additionally appointed as a research mentor and lecturer in the Boston University Graduate OT program and presented on OT practitioners' experiences with telehealth in school-based practice at the 2019 NJOTA conference.

Lindsey Biel (MA '99), author of the bestselling Raising a Sensory Smart Child currently in its 3rd edition, is now an advisor to the Guggenheim For All initiative, Cooper Hewitt/Smithsonian's Access Committee, and the autism awards program at the Museum of the Moving Image. She was interviewed and quoted extensively on self-regulation in Parents magazine (Winter 2019)  and on creating sensory spaces in the real estate section of The New York Times

Sheila Jean (MS '16) has been working at The George Washington University Hospital since June 2016, primarily in outpatient rehab as a hand therapist. Sheila passed the Certified Hand Therapist exam in November 2019. 

Ai Lian Lim (PhD '09) is interested in teaching and administration and is glad to mentor any OT interested in administration and integrating NDT with motor learning for stroke.

Lindsey Vestal (MS '11) owns a private practice in NYC called The Functional Pelvis offering pre and postnatal pelvic floor therapy house calls. Lindsay also teaches other OTs how to work in pelvic health through an online course called "OT Pioneers: Introduction to Pelvic Floor Therapy." 

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