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Sally Poole

Program Director of the MS in Occupational Therapy; Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

212-998-5851

Sally Poole is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. As a certified hand therapist, her teaching areas include general orthopedic topics, administration and professional issues, splinting, occupational therapy management of the upper extremity, and advanced treatment techniques in OT. She maintains a private practice, specializing in hand therapy, and is an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.

Selected Publications

  • Buckley, K.A. & Poole, S. E. (In Press) Activity Analysis. In J. Hinojosa & M.L. Blount (Eds.), The texture of life: Purposeful activities in occupational therapy. Bethesda, MD: AOTA.
  • Bear-Lehman, J., & Poole, S. E. (2011). The presence and impact of stress reactions on disability among patients with arm injury. Journal of Hand Therapy, 24, 2, 89-94.
  • Poole, S. E. (2011). Acute hand injuries. In M. B. Early (3rd ed.), Physical disabilities for The occupational therapy assistant. St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
  • Buckley, K.A. & Poole, S. E. (2009) Activity Analysis. In J. Hinojosa & M.L. Blount (Eds.), The texture of life: Purposeful activities in occupational therapy. Bethesda, MD: AOTA
  • Poole, S. (2006). Acute hand injuries. In M. B. Early Physical disabilities for the occupational therapy assistant (2nd ed.) St. Louis, MO: Mosby.
  • Buckley, K. A., & Poole, S. (2004). Activity analysis. In J. Hinojosa and M. Blount (Eds.), The texture of life: Purposeful activities in occupational therapy, (2nd ed., pp.69-114). Bethesda, MD: AOTA.

Courses

Clinical Anatomy of The Upper Quadrant

This course will enable students to enhance their knowledge of upper extremities, face, neck. oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal cavities through blunt gross dissection, discussion, and reading of selected literature in anatomy. While this is not a treatment course, the participants will discuss the clinical relevance of the anatomical structures to basic clinical problems.
Course #
OT-GE 2801
Units
3
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

Sally Poole ,
Department

Foundations of Occupational Therapy

This course orients students to the profession of occupational therapy & its historical & philosophical development. The course examines activities & occupations in the contest in which humans engage & participate in them. Tools of practice, service delivery models, practice settings, & current issues that influence the profession are also examined. Concepts in this foundational course are taught via lecture, discussion, field experiences & lab practica.
Course #
OT-GE 2701
Units
3
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Janet Njelesani , Sally Poole ,
Department

Kinesiology

Students are introduced to the principles of biomechanics, joint kinematics, and muscle function, to enhance their understanding of normal human motion. Experiential lab sessions provide illustrations of these concepts as well as the opportunity to develop skill in assessing joint range of motion, muscle strength, and movement patterns.
Course #
OT-GE 2710
Units
2
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

Sally Poole ,
Department

Medical and Psychiatric Conditions

Etiology, pathology, and sequela of selected medical, psychiatric, orthopedic, and neurological conditions that frequently necessitate occupational therapy intervention. Standard diagnostic systems and somatic treatments are reviewed.
Course #
OT-GE 2039
Units
3
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

Gerald Voelbel , Sally Poole ,
Department

New Student Sem in Ot

This course introduces the newly accepted professional-level student in the field of occupational therapy, the Steinhart School of Education and to NYU. It is intended to help the student adjust to the demands and responsibilities of graduate professional education, as well as introduce basic concepts in occupational therapy.
Course #
OT-GE 2000
Units
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Tsu-Hsin Howe , Sally Poole ,
Department

Orthopedic Evaluation and Intervention

Introduces administration of biomechanical evaluation of the upper quadrant, hand and selected other orthopedic conditions; documentation and interpretation of assessment findings; planning and implementation of biomechanical occupational therapy interventions; and fabrication of upper extremity orthocis for persons with physical dysfunctions. Integrates principles and procedures of therapeutic exercises, purposeful activity, independent living skills, and prevention as they contribute to overall performance areas.
Course #
OT-GE 2741
Units
3
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Sally Poole ,
Department