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Heather Javaherian-Dysinger, OTD
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy
School of Allied Health Professions
Member, Occupational Therapy, SAHP, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Other LLU Classes Outside Of Schedule 
Lecture
 
11/2011 OCTH 602: Spirit of Diverse Abilities II, 3 units (Online Doctorate Program) – Guest Presenter
7/2011 - 9/2011 OCTH 572: Research Proposal II, 3 units
7/2011 - 9/2011 OCTH 622: Professional Rotation Proposal, 1 units (Online Doctorate Program)
7/2011 - 9/2011 OCTH 627: Professional Publication & Dissemination, 5 units (Online Doctorate Program)
4/2011 - 6/2011 OCTH 542: Current Trends II, 3 units
4/2011 - 6/2011 OCTH 621: Professional Rotation Planning, 2 units (Online Doctorate Program
4/2011 - 6/2011 OCTH 625: Professional Rotation III, 4 units (Online Doctorate Program)
11/2010 Guest Lecture: AHCJ 471 Research & Statistics for SAHP, Qualitative Research, 2 hrs, 2009-present
10/2010 - Present Guest Lecturer AHCJ 591 Research, “Qualitative Research.” 2 hrs
7/2010 - 9/2010 AHCJ 472: Statistics & Research for the Health Professional II, 3 units
7/2010 - 9/2010 OCTH 572: Research Proposal II, 3 units
7/2010 - 9/2010 OCTH 622: Professional Rotation Proposal, 1 units (Online Doctorate Program)
7/2010 - 9/2010 OCTH 627: Professional Publication & Dissemination, 5 units (Online Doctorate Program)
3/2010 - 6/2010 AHCJ 471: Statistics & Research for the Health Professional II, 3 units
3/2010 - 6/2010 OCTH 542: Current Trends II, 3 units
Explores new and future developments in occupational therapy and health care. Addresses issues of socio-political involvement, advocacy, alternate employment possibilities, and management; health care systems, including international occupational therapy perspectives.
3/2010 - 6/2010 OCTH 571: Research Proposal I, 3 units
Student develops and implements a scholarly research proposal by systematically identifying and investigating a problem, issue, or question of relevance to occupational therapy practice. Emphasis on writing skills in preparation of literature review, purpose, conceptual framework, proposed methodology and data analysis.
10/2009 Guest Lecture on Qualitative Research in AHCJ 471: Statistics & Research I
Statistical methods presented relative to research design for health professionals, with introduction to SPSS statistical package for computer data analysis. Course provides discussion of philosophical approaches to scientific inquiry, range of research designs, roles of variables, and ethics.
9/2009 - 12/2009 OCTH 309: Human Occupation Across the Lifespan, 5 units
This course is team-taught to help students understand how occupation, embedded in a diverse social-cultural context, is shaped and changed throughout the lifespan. The concept of occupation, as it is defined in occupational therapy and occupational science, will be examined in its historical relationship to human adaptation and health. Delineation among cademic studies, theories, models, and frames of reference related to occupation are introduced and explored as potential foundations that influence occupational therapy.
9/2009 - 12/2009 OCTH 573: Research Proposal III, 3 units
Analysis and interpretation of research. Completion of manuscript.
8/2009 Guest Lecture for OCTH 541: Disorders of Human Performance: Domestic violence and occupational therapy. 2 hrs
case study
8/2009 Guest Lecturer in AHCJ 605 Critical Analysis of the Literature: Evaluating qualitative research. 1 Week Module
Video, Powerpoints
7/2009 - 9/2009 AHCJ 472: Statistics & Research for the Health Professional II, 3 units
Advanced conceptual frameworks, data analyses, and techniques in quantitative and qualitative research. Emphasis on process for obtaining and using evidence-based research.
7/2009 - 9/2009 OCTH 572: Research Proposal II, 3 units
Students write research proposal and submit to the University Institutional Review Board.
9/2006 - 12/2006 OCTH 552: Graduate Seminar, 3 units
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an expansive view of diverse influences on occupation and occupational therapy practice by critically investigating occupational theories and work from academic disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, psychology, and philosophy. Exploration will lead to a better understanding of the uniqueness of occupation.
Clinical Supervision
 
9/2011 - 12/2011 Faculty Mentor for OCTH 562: Program Development II, Option House
8/2011 - 9/2011 Level I Fieldwork Instructor for two students, Option House Domestic Violence Shelter, Summer 2011
1/2011 - 3/2011 Level II Fieldwork Instructor for two students, Option House Domestic Violence Shelter & Community Practice Rounds
9/2009 - 12/2009 Faculty Mentor for OCTH 562: Program Development II
Interactive Teaching
 
3/2010 - 6/2010  OCTH 621: Professional Rotation Planning, 2 units (Online Doctorate Program)
9/2009 - 12/2009 OCTH 602, Spirit of Diverse Abilities II, 3 units (Online OTD)
Explores and discusses the experience of disability and occupational injustice. Explores and applies these concepts in relation to the profession of occupational therapy and the greater society. Students explore issues such as homelessness, diversity, disparity, and ethics.    Relationship to the Curriculum Design: This course will further build upon your foundational knowledge in the disability experience. Concepts of occupational justice and spirituality will continue to be threaded through this course as students learn more about disability studies, diversity issues, and societal influences. The theoretical approaches discussed in this course will be revisited throughout the curriculum as the students explore issues of participation, health, justice, and research, thus providing them with a critical lens to view disability, society, participation and health.
7/2009 - 9/2009 Spirit of Diverse Abilities I, 3 units
Finalized this online course including its modules and learning activities which included PowerPoints, interactive discussion boards, audio files, video files, jpegs, and online crossword puzzle. Course Description: This course provides a lens to view and understand the disability experience, the role of spirituality and occupational injustice. Emphasis on theoretical approaches. Discussion of role of occupational therapy in social justice.
7/2007 - 9/2008 Guest Lecture in AHCJ 605: Critical Analysis of the Literature, (2 weeks and final paper)
2/2007 Guest Lecture for Humanatec Students
I presented a lecture on ergonmics and driving to two groups of students from Humanatec.
2/2007 - 2/2008 Guest lecture for Korean students on driving and/or ergonomics
I did a two, 2-hour lecture on driving and ergonomics for students visiting from Korea.
9/2006 - 12/2008 OCTH 562: Program Development II
Students conduct a needs assessment with an identified community partner and develop a 6 week program proposal. I serve as a faculty mentor in this class.
8/2006 - 9/2006 Program Development II
Supervise student program development projects at a domestic violence support group and two adolescent group homes.
1/2005 - 2/2007 Guest Lecture for OCTH 306 Group Dynamics
I mentored small student groups in five 1-hr labs and two 1-hr lectures.
Administrative Teaching Roles
 
9/2011 - 12/2011 OCTH 309: Human Occupational Across the Lifespan, 5 units, Co-Coordinator
9/2011 - 12/2011 OCTH 573: Research III, 3 units
9/2011 - 12/2011 OCTH 605: Education in Occupational Therapy, 3 units (Online Doctorate Program)
9/2011 - 12/2011 OCTH 623: Professional Rotation I, 4 units (Online Doctorate Program)
4/2011 - 6/2011 OCTH 571: Research Proposal I, 3 units
9/2010 - 12/2010 Faculty Mentor for OCTH 562: Program Development II - Poplar Street Apartments & Option House
9/2010 - 12/2010 OCTH 309: Human Occupational Across the Lifespan, 5 units, Co-Coordinator
9/2010 - 12/2010 OCTH 573: Research III, 3 units
9/2010 - 12/2010 OCTH 605: Education in Occupational Therapy, 3 units (Online Doctorate Program)
3/2010 - 6/2010 OCTH 625 Professional Rotation III, 4 units
9/2009 - 12/2009 OCTH 606 Leadership in Occupational Therapy, 3 units
9/2009 - 12/2009 OCTH 623: Professional Rotation I, 4 units (Online Doctorate Program)
Implements professional rotation approved in OCTH 622. Critical discussion of experiences and problem-solving with classmates.           Relationship to the Curriculum Design: In this course you will further your professional knowledge as you finalize and submit your proposal for the institutional review board, and implement program specific learning activities. . This course emphasizes professional learning including networking, searching for and identifying professional resources, integrating information, and conducting a needs assessment. This class culminates in the final capstone project
7/2009 - 9/2009 OCTH 622: Professional Rotation Proposal, 1 unit (Online Doctorate Program)
7/2009 - 9/2009 OCTH 627: Professional Publication & Dissemination, 5 units
Instructional Prep of New Material
 
9/2009 - 3/2010 OCTH 605 Education in Occupational Therapy for Fall 2009
11/2005 - 9/2006 Proposal: Online Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
I serve as Chair of the OTD Curriculum Committee and developed our Proposal for approval by LLU. It was approved by WASC in January 2007.