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Denise K. Donica, DHSc, OTR/L, BCP, FAOTA

Denise K. Donica

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director
Director of Admissions

Department of Occupational Therapy
Health Sciences Building, 3305G
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858

252-744-6197 (phone)
252-744-6198 (fax)

donicad@ecu.edu


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
  • Keyboarding skills
  • 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
  • British Journal of Occupational Therapy - Editorial Review Board Member
  • Open Journal of Occupational Therapy - Editorial Review Board Member

Publications and Presentations

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