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Denise Donica, DHSc, OTR/L, BCP

Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director
Director of Admissions

AOTA Board Certification in Pediatrics
Level 1 Certified Handwriting Specialist – Handwriting Without Tears

Educational Background

D.H.S. in Occupational Therapy, University of Indianapolis
M.H.S. in Occupational Therapy, University of Indianapolis
B.S. in Occupational Therapy, Indiana University
B.A. in Psychology/ Criminal Justice, Indiana University

Professional Interests/Research

Efficacy of handwriting curriculum for pre-k and elementary students
Handwriting evaluation
Barriers to parental involvement in the NICU
Handwriting skills internationally

Professional Service

North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy - Secretary/Treasurer
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy – Item Writing/Item Enhancement
OT in Health Care – Associate Editor
American Journal of Occupational Therapy – Editorial Review Board Member
Open Journal of Occupational Therapy – Editorial Review Board Member

Publications (pdf)

Presentations (pdf)

Teaching Responsibilities

OCCT 3000 Exploring Occupational Therapy
OCCT 6005 Health Impairment I
OCCT 6006 Health Impairments and Occupational Therapy II Laboratory
OCCT 6650 Conducting Research in Occupational Therapy
OCCT 6660 Master’s Project
OCCT 7000 Master’s Thesis

Contact Information

Department of Occupational Therapy
Health Sciences Building, 3305G
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-744-6197
Fax: 252-744-6198
donicad@ecu.edu