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Claudia Kay Hoover Allen,
MA, OTR, FAOTA

Claudia Kay Hoover Allen, MA, OTR, FAOTA, is internationally respected for her specification of how to use remaining abilities to engage disabled people in meaningful activities. Ms. Allen believes that assets and limitations must both be recognized. Functional outcomes, however, put remaining abilities to use in doing activities that are interesting to the individual. Her work has expanded to include all age groups and any diagnosis that produces a diminished capacity to think. Always on the forefront of how advances in the understanding of the human mind can be incorporated into practice, Ms. Allen is known for stimulating changes in practice. Her numerous workshops and publications are enjoyed because she helps therapists articulate the value of their services and produce functional outcomes that are realistic, meaningful, and reimbursable.

Several professional roles are fulfilled by Ms. Allen: Chief of Occupational Therapy at Harbor /UCLA Medical Center ; guest lecturer at USC; guest lecturer at Loma Linda, guest lecturer at mount St. Mary’s, Allied Health Consultant for Blue Cross of California; and Health Care Consultant to S & S Worldwide. Her 1987 Eleanor Clarke Slage lectureship was entitled "Activity: Occupational Therapy’s Treatment Method". She currently resides in Los Angeles, Ca.

A partial list of publications include:

Allen, C.K., Earhart, C.A., & Blue, T. (1995) Understanding Cognitive Performance Modes Ormond Beach FL: Allen Conferences

Allen, C.K. & Robertson, S.C. (1993). A Study Guide for Occupational Therapy Treatment Goals for the Physically and Cognitively Disabled. Rockville, MD: AOTA.

Allen, C.K., Earhart, C.A., & Blue, T. (1992) Occupational Therapy Treatment Goals for Physically and Cognitively Disabled. Rockville. MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.

Allen, C.K. (1992). Cognitive Disabilities. In Katz, N. Cognitive Rehabilitation: Models for Intervention in Occupational Therapy, Boston: Andover Medical Publishers.

Allen, C.K. (1991). Cognitive disabilities and reimbursement for rehabilitation and psychiatry. Journal of Insurance Medicine. 23. 4. 245-247.

Allen C.K. (1990). Development of a research tradition. Mental Health Special Interest Section Newsletter. American Occupational Therapy Association, 13: 2. 1-3.

Allen, C.K. (1990)- Activities: Cross-cultural similarities and difference. In Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of the World Federation of Occupational Therapy. Melbourne, Australia.

Allen, C.K. (1989). Treatment plans in cognitive rehabilitation- Occupational Therapy Practice, 1, 1-8.

Allen, C.K. (1988). Cognitive disabilities. In S. Robins (Ed.) Focus. Rockville, MD.: American Occupational Therapy Association.

Allen, C.K. (1987a). Occupational Therapy: Functional assessment of severity of mental disorders. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 39,140-142.

Allen, C.K.(1987b).Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lectureship 1987:Activity:Occupational Therapy's Treatment Method. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 41, 563-575

Allen, C.K (1985). Occupational therapy for psychiatric diseases; Measurement and management of cognitive disabilities. Boston: Little, Brown and Co.

Allen, C.K. (1982). Independence through activity: The practice of occupational therapy (Psychiatry). American Journal of occupational Therapy, 36, 731-739.

Allen, C.K. & Allen, R. E. (1987). Cognitive Disabilities: Measuring the social consequences of mental disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 48, 185-191.

 

Tina Blue, OTR/L

Tina Blue, OTR/L is a 1981 graduate of the University of Florida, Occupational Therapy. She has worked as a burn therapist in both Florida and California, as a rehab therapist in hospital, clinic and skilled nursing facility settings, and in psychiatric rehab. She is a Health Care Consultant to S & S Worldwide, and principal author/developer of the Sensory Stimulation kits for low functioning patients. She has received an award of Appreciation from AOTA in June 1994. Current research projects include "Differentiating cognitive assessments and treatments between occupational therapy and speech therapy services" and "Using the ACL to evaluate children’s cognition". She currently resides in Orlando, FL.

A partial list of Publications include:

Allen, C.K., Earhart, C.A., & Blue, T. (1995) Understanding Cognitive Performance Modes Ormond Beach FL: Allen Conferences

Allen, C.K., Earhart, C.A., & Blue, T. (1992) Occupational Therapy Treatment Goals for Physically and Cognitively Disabled. Rockville. MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.

Allen, C.K., Earhart, C.A., & Blue, T. (1992) Allen Diagnostic Module: Manual Colchester, CT: S&S Worldwide

 

Catherine A. Earhart, OTR

Catherine A Earhart, OTR is a graduate of USC. She has worked for the last 25 years as a master clinician in psychiatry. She has made an enormous contribution to the development of the Allen cognitive levels working with Claudia at LAC/USC Medical Center. Her skills in doing activity analysis were noteworthy in the development of the Routine Task Inventory and continue to be used in the development of the safety series of ADM projects. She is the principal author/developer of the craft projects for the Allen Diagnostic Module. Cathy is a Health Care Consultant to S & S Worldwide. A current project is the development of a series of crafts that can be accomplished one-handed. She has presented at an AOTA institute in 1987, and has given a number of workshops in Southern California. She currently resides in Pasadena, Ca.

A partial list of Publications include:

Allen, C.K., Earhart, C.A., & Blue, T. (1995) Understanding Cognitive Performance Modes Ormond Beach FL: Allen Conferences

Allen, C.K., Earhart, C.A., & Blue, T. (1992) Occupational Therapy Treatment Goals for Physically and Cognitively Disabled. Rockville. MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.

Earhart, C.A., & Allen, C.K. (1992) Allen Diagnostic Module: Manual Colchester, CT: S&S Worldwide

 

 

 

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