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Tsu-Hsin Howe

Interim Chair; Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy; Director of Post-Professional Programs

Occupational Therapy

212-992-7682

Tsu-Hsin Howe is Associate Professor and director of post-professional programs in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Her primary research interest focuses on examining motor behaviors in children who are at high-risk for developmental delay with a special interest in feeding-related issues.

Dr. Howe teaches classes on pediatric and research topics at both the master's and doctoral levels. Her clinical expertise offers students a unique perspective in an area of occupational therapy that is critical to the field. Her courses include Theoretical Bases for the Scope of Practice, Theoretical Foundations for Intervention, Developing a guideline for Intervention and Departmental Seminar. She also gives guest lectures on topics related to her specialty.

Dr. Howe has practiced in both community and hospital-based settings for over 20 years, the past 15 of which as a pediatric clinical specialist in Mount Sinai Medical Center of New York City. She has treated infants and children with prematurity, developmental disabilities, congenital heart diseases, neurological deficits, gastrointestinal disorders, and learning disabilities. Her specialty expertise includes neonatal occupational therapy and feeding management. Dr. Howe is trained in neuro-developmental treatment in pediatrics and is certified to administer the Neonatal Oral Motor Assessment Scale.

Selected Publications

  • Referred Journal Articles
  • Howe, T.-H., Hinojosa, J., & Sheu, C.-F. (2019). A qualitative study of Latino-American mothers’ perspectives on feeding their young children. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 73, 7303205110. doi:10.5014/ajot.2019.031336.
  • Howe, T.-H., Sheu, C.-F., & Wang, T.-N. (2019). Feeding pattern and parental perception of feeding issues of preterm infants in the first 2 years of life. American Journal of Occupational Therapy73, 7302205030. doi:10.5014/ajot.2019.029397
  • Shi, Y., Howe, T.-H.Hinojosa, J., & Wang, J. (2018). Enhancing professionalism and quality of service by establishing an occupational therapy association in the People’s Republic of China. Annals of International Occupational Therapy1(1), 41-48. doi: 10.3928/24761222-20180212-06
  • Howe, T.-H., Sheu, C.-F., & Hinojosa, J. (2018). Teaching Theory in occupational therapy using a cooperative learning: A mixed method study. Journal of Allied Health, 47 (1), 66-71.
  • Howe, T.-H., Chen, H.-L., Lee, C. C., Chen, Y.-D., & Wang, T.-N. (2017). The Computerized Perceptual Motor Skills Assessment (CPMSA): A new visual perceptual motor skills evaluation tool for children in early elementary grades. Research in Developmental Disability69, 30-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2017.07.010

Courses

Departmental Sem: Ot

Doctoral seminar focusing on selection of an area of study for dissertation and review of the literature therein.Critical examination of scientific and philosophical issues related to student's areas of study.
Course #
OT-GE 3406
Units
3
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Tsu-Hsin Howe ,
Department

Developing a Guideline for Intervention

The use of applied scientific inquiry to formulate sets of guidelines for occupational therapy.
Course #
OT-GE 2763
Units
3
Term
Spring, Summer
Faculty

Professors

Tsu-Hsin Howe ,
Department

Evidence-Based Practice

Students will evaluate clinical literature and determine the evidence level of a clinical study, appraise the feasibility of applying such concepts in everyday practice, and design a program evaluation of their own practice using evidence-based approach. The course will emphasize the need for evidence based clinical practice and prepare students to obtain the knowledge and skills for future clinical effectiveness studies (e.g., participate in systematic review, data collections, or being a clinical trial coordinator).
Course #
OT-GE 3301
Units
3
Term
Fall, Spring
Faculty

Professors

Tsu-Hsin Howe , Grace Kim ,
Department

Introduction to Professional Portfolio

This is the first in a four-course sequence in which students create, assess and refine their portfolios. Portfolios are web-based and include performance observations, case studies, peer ratings, specialty certification, documentation of professional activities, publications, and presentation summaries. At the end of the program, students present their portfolio to a panel of faculty members. The portfolio must document how the student integrated knowledge and skills learned in the curriculum to his or her specialty practice area.
Course #
OT-GE 3310
Units
3
Term
Fall, Spring, Summer
Faculty

Professors

Tsu-Hsin Howe , Tracy Chippendale ,
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

Performance/Development Across The Life Span

The role of the occupational therapist in relating maturational data from conception to old age to the practice of occupational therapy.
Course #
OT-GE 2709
Units
3
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Tracy Chippendale , Tsu-Hsin Howe ,
Department

Research Interpretation of Occupational Therapy

Guided, group research in topics relevant to the application of occupational therapy. Lectures on research methodology, critiques of published researchethical considerations and practices, implementation and completion of an investigation, and written and oral presentations.Lecture and laboratory.
Course #
OT-GE 2725
Units
3
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

Tsu-Hsin Howe , Tracy Chippendale , Grace Kim ,
Department

Research Methods for Occupational Therapy

Introduction for occupational therapist to the practical and ethical methods of scientific inquiry including variable definition, formulating research questions and hypotheses, and proposing research designs for conducting studies.Refinement of skills for reviewing and critiquing the literature.
Course #
OT-GE 2025
Units
2 - 3
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Tsu-Hsin Howe ,
Department

Theoretical Bases for The Scope of Practice

Provides foundation knowledge underlying occupational therapy practice for the formulation and use of conceptual practice frameworks. The course focuses on the theories supporting current and emerging areas of occupational therapy practice.
Course #
OT-GE 2030
Units
3
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

Tsu-Hsin Howe ,
Department

Theoretical Foundations for Intervention

How theoretical information is formulated, refined, tested, and assessed relative to its suitability for use in sets of guidelines for occupational therapy practice.
Course #
OT-GE 2762
Units
3
Term
Fall, Spring
Faculty

Professors

Tsu-Hsin Howe , Patricia Gentile ,
Department